An unconstitutional killing: Obama’s killing of Awlaki violates American principles

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  1. poncho

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    As President, I would not hesitate to use decisive force to repel any imminent threat. National defense is a primary function of Congress and the commander-in-chief, and, as chief executive, I would carry out my duties as outlined in the Constitution and in accordance with the rule of law.

    President Obama apparently believes he is not bound by the Constitution or the rule of law. When it was reported that Anwar al-Awlaki was killed by U.S. drone strikes in Yemen last week, certainly no one felt remorse for his fate. Awlaki was a detestable person we believe helped recruit and inspire others to kill Americans through terrorist acts.

    We have to take the fight against terrorism very seriously. In 2001, I supported the authority to capture and kill the thugs responsible for 9/11. In our efforts we must, however, work hard to preserve and respect our great American constitutional principles.

    Awlaki was a U.S. citizen. Under our Constitution, American citizens, even those living abroad, must be charged with a crime before being sentenced. As President, I would have arrested Awlaki, brought him to the U.S., tried him and pushed for the stiffest punishment allowed by law. Treason has historically been judged to be the worst of crimes, deserving of the harshest sentencing. But what I would not do as President is what Obama has done and continues to do in spectacular fashion: circumvent the rule of law.

    On Feb. 3, 2010, Dennis Blair, then the country's director of national intelligence, admitted before the House Intelligence Committee that "Being a U.S. citizen will not spare an American from getting assassinated by military or intelligence operatives." This open admission by an Obama administration official, not even attempting to keep it classified or top secret, sets a dangerous new precedent in our history.

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    Good riddance. I wouldn't complain if it was a rat that was killed either.
     
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    I continue to he appalled by the depth of utter disregard that this administration has for the Constitution. The more information we get the clearer it is that President Obama puts pragmatism above the very foundation of the American state.

    Just as appalling has been the pragmatic response of so many who consider themselves conservative.
     
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    Rats are not protected by that pesky Constitution.
     
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    [SIZE=+0]If what this President did in those two military ventures was a disregard for the constitution then president Bush took the constitution to the outhouse with him in unlawful searches (at airports), unlawful wiretaps on Americans, torturing prisoners, and much more.[/SIZE]
     
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    Not defending or excusing President Bush here. I agree.
     
  7. Aaron

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    I've been reserving my judgment, but I have to say I agree. The fact of the matter is that Obama hates America, and wants it destroyed (but only because he thinks he will be of the ruling elite).

    Most who are conservative at heart are simply starved for justice, and when a malefactor appears to get "what's coming to him," their sense of justice is satisfied. However, even though they're conservative at heart, most haven't been trained to think like conservatives. They don't understand the implications this particular act. If they only understood, they'd be furious and terrified.
     
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    Come on! The president hates America and wants to destroy it! Be real! He may be really dumb About how to lead, but that accusation has no merit.
     
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    It would be more accurate to say that he hates the founding of this country and want to fundamentally change it contrary to its founding.
     

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