Comment: I don't think the public remains silent because they are numb...

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I don't think the public remains silent because they are numb...

...to the exercise of arbitrary power.

I suspect many Americans, if not most, tolerate the kill list, just like with Gitmo, because they think the targets are the stereotypical ~muslim terrorists who are out to kill us~. So even if not Constitutional, they tend to tolerate it.

And while the public sits back thinking that it's all about ~those muslim terrorists who are out to kill us~, the kill list is becoming institutionalized, entrenched, permanent, and expanded with a clever new name of "disposition matrix".
http://reason.com/blog/2012/10/24/its-not-a-kill-list-its-a-...

What most people don't realize is that what the government's idea of an extremist or terrorist is has expanded far beyond that muslim terrorist stereotype.

We only have to look as far as things like the MIAC Report, the Phoenix FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force pamphlet, or the DHS right wing extremist report a few years back, to see that even people such as Constitutionalists, veterans, supporters of certain presidential candidates including Ron Paul, are suspect. Even preppers are being targeted by the gov't.

Since transparency is something our gov't doesn't seem to think applies to them, it is doubtful that we'd know if we are on the kill lists or not.

But even for those who think they'd be exempt from the lists, they better hope these kill lists are handled a lot better than the atrocious no fly/watch lists where an 8yr old cub scout, an 18 month baby, and even singer Cat Stevens have had problems.

MIAC Report http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-trained-nationwide-that-i...

Phoenix FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force pamphlet http://www.welfarestate.com/pamphlet/

DHS right wing extremist report http://www.wnd.com/2009/04/94803/

Gov't spying on preppers http://theintelhub.com/2012/03/20/fbi-homeland-security-caug...