Obama: License To Kill

It can’t happen here?  It already has, babe.  When the Director of the FBI has to check with his boss to find out whether or not it’s okay to order a hit on a citizen of the United States in the United States, it’s already happened.

FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday said he would have to go back and check with the Department of Justice whether Attorney General Eric Holder’s “three criteria” for the targeted killing of Americans also applied to Americans inside the U.S.

…Holder argued in his remarks that it is “simply not accurate” that the president must get permission from a federal court before taking action against a United States citizen terrorist.

“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,” he said.

But Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, wrote in Foreign Policy magazine on Wednesday that Holder’s remarks not only would be seen by the framers of the Constitution as “the very definition of authoritarian power,” but were met “not with outcry but muted applause.”

“Holder’s new definition of ‘due process’ was perfectly Orwellian,” Turley wrote. “What Holder is describing is a model of an imperial presidency that would have made Richard Nixon blush. …

Where due process once resided, Holder offered only an assurance that the president would kill citizens with care. While that certainly relieved any concern that Obama would hunt citizens for sport, Holder offered no assurances on how this power would be used in the future beyond the now all-too-familiar ‘trust us’ approach to civil liberties of this administration.FBI Director: Have To Check Whether Targeted Killing Rule Is Outside US Only | Fox News.

Holder’s Nazi-like blather is particularly alarming in light of the fact that Obama and his Reich Homeland Security Department already consider constitutionalists, military veterans, tax protesters, Catholics, conservative bloggers, Ronald McDonald, the Burger King, and most Republicans to be potential threats to national security.

A word to the wise—when you buy your “Anybody But Obama” t-shirt this summer, ask for it in Kevlar.

See also: Eric Holder must be guided by a different Constitution|Grumpy Opinions

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Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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32 Responses to Obama: License To Kill

  1. wdednh says:

    Reblogged this on YOU DECIDE.

  2. Bunni says:

    Yup, things are REALLY going to hell now.

  3. bunkerville says:

    We have to know these are desperate times when we are now in agreement with the ACLU. If this isn’t bizarro land, I don’t know what it. And they use to tell us about our tin foil hats. I am wearing one, and proud.

  4. Bob Mack says:

    More on this from Judge Nap (Can The President Kill You?):

    Can the president kill an American simply because that person is dangerous and his arrest would be impractical?

    …[AG Eric Holder] argued that the president may substitute the traditionally understood due process – a public jury trial – with the president’s own novel version of it; that would be a secret deliberation about killing…He also did not address the absence of any support in the Constitution or Supreme Court case law for his novel theory.

    …Without the requirement of due process, nothing would prevent the government from taking anything it coveted or killing anyone – American or foreign – it hated or feared.

    …Even if Mr. Holder is correct – that Congress contemplated presidential killing of Americans without due process when it enacted the AUMF – such a delegation of power is not Congress‘ to give. Congress is governed by the same Constitution that restrains the president. It can no more authorize the president to avoid due process than it can authorize him to extend his term in office beyond four years…This is logic more worthy of Joseph Stalin than Thomas Jefferson. It effectively says that the president is above the Constitution and the rule of law and that he can reject his oath to uphold both.

    If the president can kill an American in Yemen, can he do so in Peoria? Even the British, from whose tyrannical grasp the American colonists seceded, did not claim such powers. And we fought a revolution against them.

    • bunkerville says:

      End of free speech bill signed by Obama
      Check out HR 347 over at GOV Track with text, the history and the two votes taken: H.R.347 The House was by voice vote– no record, the Senate?

      Feb 6, 2012: This bill passed in the Senate with changes by Unanimous Consent. A record of each senator’s position was not kept

  5. AFVET says:

    This administration will continue to usurp the defined restrictions of the Constitution until they are stopped.
    The only entity that I see that can stop them is congress.
    Problem is though, congress has been complicit in allowing it to continue for as long as it has.
    Congressional tenure should be on the front burner on every voter’s mind this election.
    Two terms in the senate, three terms in the house and you’re out.
    Any congressional member up for re-election that does not agree with the above term limits should not be considered.
    Party does not matter here, both are equally disgusting.
    Time for US to take Our Country back.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Voting only seems to encourage them. Term limits at least might contain the damage.

      • AFVET says:

        I heard on NPR this morning that there is a Super PAC in Texas starting up to raise money to defeat incumbents in congress that seem to be embedded in the halls of the capitol building.
        The idea is to support candidates who may not have the resources to defeat the parasites that should have been gone long ago.
        I say, ’bout time!
        We are on the cusp of taking our Country back.
        It is refreshing.

        • Bob Mack says:

          It’ll be more refreshing when the Left is marginalized back to the radical fringe where it always should have been. Send anybody that doesn’t have the stomach to fight ‘em packing.

  6. Wow! If this doesn’t make me grind my teeth!

  7. TexasFred says:

    If November goes like we HOPE it will, this nation may be as dangerous as Afghanistan or Mexico…

    • Bob Mack says:

      And if it doesn’t, it’ll be as dangerous to liberty as the governments of China or Cuba.

      • AFVET says:

        You are correct Bob.
        Liberty is the precious jewel that the Founders gave US.
        Liberty is why people from all over the world risk their lives to get here to experience it.
        I cannot allow the Marxist regime presently in office to destroy the finest Country the world has ever seen without a fight.
        We owe it to ourselves to pose a challenge, a major challenge to the obvious, intentional destruction of our Country.
        I can only hope that we are successful.

  8. Matt says:

    This should have been predictable. Anytime a powerful government structure is erected, it is only a matter of time before it is abused. It is not a question of if, it is a question of when. Did Bush arrange for executions, or intend them? Not to my knowledge, however, he did set up the structure that could be used to do it most conveniently.

  9. roblorinov says:

    The Soviets have taken over AmeriKa the great prize! I suspect soon our neighbors and coworkers will be “disappearing” never to be seen again. Is this the Twilight Zone or what?

  10. While we were sleeping the USA became the USSA. They are going to need to build a lot more of those FEMA camps.

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