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[TBT] President Obama’s Question: To Kill or Not to Kill?

February 18, 2014 Leave a comment
All this past week, the President has been faced with a bit of a dilemma coming from overseas.
Full story from RT
 
There is a United States citizen (name not known to the public) in a foreign country (country not known to the public) who has been suspected of plotting terrorist attacks against the United States.  The man in question has been accused of being an Al-Qaeda facilitator.  As of now, this person is still alive (to our knowledge) and is bunkered down in a remote area. Complicating the matter is the fact that the unknown country in which the accused currently resides will not permit U.S. military forces to enter. According to the damning accusations, this person has planned multiple other terrorist attacks against the U.S. in the past. President Obama’s problem is the question of whether or not he should execute that person -by drone- or capture him and put him on trial.
 
If the Constitution was given a voice in the matter, the question would have already been answered. The clause “No person…be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;” is very clear and precise. It requires that if an individual is going to have his life taken away from him, he is to be granted due process of law to determine if such an action is justified. If the man being targeted by the Department of Justice is in fact guilty of everything he has been accused of, it should be determined in court – as opposed to a single decision by the executive branch of the federal government. Not being able to forcefully enter the country he is hiding in is not a legitimate excuse to circumvent the law.
 
Unfortunately, the current Administration has already demonstrated that it feels it has the justification to execute American citizens without trial. Sadly, if the President decides to assassinate the unknown alleged terrorist, it would have precedent. The good news is that political pressure from outside the White House over the previous murders have brought a magnifying glass over the President in his current dilemma; perhaps causing this balk by the administration.
 
 Last year’s policy standards and procedures issued from the White House included a piece that stated “If the United States considers an operation against a  terrorist identified as a US person, the Department of Justice  will conduct an additional legal analysis to ensure that such  action may be conducted against the individual consistent with  the Constitution and laws of the United States,”
 
While that is encouraging, feet must be held to the fire in order to ensure those words are adhered to. We are watching, Mr. President!
 
Ben Swann gives his take:
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ABC’s George Will on last night’s presidential debate 10/22/12

October 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Surprise, surprise! Someone out there in the media gets it! Last night George Will of ABC made some great observations on the foreign policies of the President and his challenger: They’re not that different. They tried to emphasize their differences, but even so it was apparent both of them only want conflict to different degrees.

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On a similar note….(I apologize for the Tweetle Dee/Dum belittling, but the point is true none the less.)

Why I’m voting for Obama…

October 11, 2012 Leave a comment

….or maybe not. No, definitely not. But its been a long week for everyone so just as a fun recess I’d like to give exposure to YouTube vloger Julie Borowski (on Facebook here). Julie always has quick insights in less than 5 minutes served with plenty of sarcasm. Enjoy…and have a Tru Blu weekend!

Token Libertarian Girl: Why I’m Voting for Obama *PARODY*