“It is possible, I suppose, to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution and applicable laws of the United States for the President to authorize the military to use lethal force within the territory of the United States,” Holder replied in a letter yesterday to Paul’s question about whether Obama “has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and without trial.”
There are at least two things of major importance that need to be discussed in Holder’s position about Obama, and any future president, having the “legal” and “constitutional” right to murder Americans without trial. The first is obvious in that no man has a right to murder (assassinate) another under any circumstance, and without due process. My position is that this is true regardless of where it might happen in the world, but certainly within the borders of this country. The lives involved are all worthy of respect and due process, but allowing this heinous act inside the United States against American citizens simply means that all natural rights have been eliminated here, and tyrannical rule has become the norm.
The second problem of importance is that this position by Holder concerning Obama’s “legal right” to murder indiscriminately any American he chooses to, is reason enough to pay little if any attention to the very flawed Constitution. It is not something to be followed, and it certainly should not be worshipped as a liberty protecting contract. It was written by politicians in secret, in the dark of night behind closed and locked doors, and was specifically meant to vastly expand the powers of a central government, the Union, in order to lessen the powers of the states and of the individual.
It should be apparent at this late date that Lysander Spooner long ago characterized the Constitution perfectly when he said:
“But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.”
The right to life is natural and inherent to all mankind. It cannot be arbitrarily granted or taken away by men in government. The right to life encompasses all other rights, including those of property, privacy, and self defense. The right to life cannot be compromised by any man or group of men, for if that is accepted policy, then no rights exist at all!
The position of Obama and Holder is in direct contradiction with the laws of God, or if you wish, humanity. They want to determine if one is to live or die simply on the say so of one man. This attitude is an abomination to the laws of man, and places the power of life in the hands of the ruling class. It is cold blooded, it is criminal, it is evil, it is immoral, and it is absurd!
All who participate in the purposeful pre-meditated killing of any individual without the benefit of trial or due process, should be charged with murder and tried, and if convicted, they should be imprisoned. This should include anyone involved, including military members, and especially the president of the United States who now claims this power!