The Obama administration is expected to file its response by the end of the month to a lawsuit brought by relatives of three US citizens murdered in the course of the administration’s “targeted killing” program. It is expected that the administration will demand that the case be thrown out on the grounds of “state secrets” and the president’s “unreviewable” powers respecting matters of national security.
The administration has adopted the unprecedented position that the constitutional requirement that “[n]o person shall be … deprived of life … without due process of law” (the Fifth Amendment) does not bar the president from carrying out unilateral assassinations, including of US citizens, without judicial review.
Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder, in a speech last March declared: “Some have argued that the president is required to get permission from a federal court before taking action against a United States citizen.… This is simply not accurate. ‘Due process’ and ‘judicial process’ are not one and the same, particularly when it comes to national security. The Constitution guarantees due process, not judicial process.”
The invented distinction between “due process” and “judicial process” and the claim that the Constitution does not guarantee the latter amount to a pseudo-legal formula for police state rule. According to the Obama administration, the constitutional requirement of due process is satisfied by secret meetings between the president and his military and intelligence advisors in which assassination lists are drawn up.
if you think about it, it's not surprising that barack's broken the law. it's just surprising that he's not behind bars for it.
he seems to think america has a king.
he seems to think it is do what he want and then just get away with it.
you can't kill like he's doing.
that's wrong in every law.
barack never grasped that because he has always seen himself as above the law.
but he's not.
and at some point, he's going to be forced to answer.
he just might become our 1st modern day president to be put behind bars.
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