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Should the U.S. government be allowed to use drone strikes against U.S. citizens?

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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 12:00 am

NBC News reported last week that a confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.

Asked by News-Sentinel photographer Ian Jonsson during the Wine and Chocolate event in Downtown Lodi
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“No. It just sounds sketchy.” “No. Why would we be attacking our own people?” “I would agree, as long as there is proper oversight “No. It is unconstitutional, so I don’t understand how it could be OK’d without a vote.” “No. When you reach a certain age, you come to realize that any loss of life is not OK and collateral damage is unacceptable.”

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2 comments:

  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 8:01 am on Thu, Mar 21, 2013.

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    But Mr. Liebich, what about Mr. Newbill's suggestion that he wouldn't oppose such an idea as long as there is “proper oversight?” Shouldn't that be enough to make us feel all warm and fuzzy about Americans being marked for extermination by an un-manned drone?

    Of course I make light of both the notion and Mr. Newbill's ignorant suggestion and applaud the other four up there who said "no." Still, it's sad that out of the five only one (Ms. Bruno) came even close to understanding the absurdity of permitting such a thing from happening.

    This is an excellent example of why the Second Amendment was included in the Bill of Rights. Four out of five Americans obviously have no idea what's in the Bill of Rights (leave alone the balance of our Constitution), but at least four of them still object to this very stupid (and illegal) proposition.

    I wonder though how the Nobel folks now feel about awarding their coveted Peace Prize to our very hawkish President. Is there any way for them to repeal that while Obama continues to try to get around the Constitution?

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 5:48 pm on Mon, Feb 25, 2013.

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    The American system of criminal justice is supposed to be based on the idea that one is innocent until proven guilty. Now, not only are we guilty until proven innocent, but apparently, proof is no longer required.

    How can the DOJ "ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans" as its mission statement claims it must when it is calling for the outright extrajudicial slaying of American citizens?

    Since Barack Obama recently took it upon himself to label himself 'dictator' with free will to kill Americans with drones, isn’t it time that Americans learn how to fight back and kill drones?

    The following article informs Americans who are completely disgusted with the 'Police State' our once free nation has become on how to kill UAV’s. If UAV’s are going to be used to kill Americans, Americans might want to learn how to fight back.

    http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/02/how-to-kill-a-drone-since-drones-can-kill-americans-americans-can-kill-drones-heres-how-2556926.html

     

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