LEAKED: Obama Wants Power to Kill American CitizensFebruary 5, 2013
Several weeks ago Rand Paul rightfully criticized Obama for acting like a king with regard to his proposals on gun control. Without even realizing it, Sen. Paul was far more correct than he even realized.
A memo from the U.S. Justice Department was leaked today, outlining the Obama administration’s justification for murdering U.S. citizens. And it’s downright chilling.
In short, the president claims that he has the power to decide whether an American lives or dies if he deems that they are a threat to the national security of the United States. In other words, without giving them a chance at any sort of trial or hearing, the president assumes that he has the power to blow up U.S. citizens so long as he feels its justified.
But it gets worse than this. According to the memo, the president doesn’t even have to have actual intelligence that the U.S. citizen who is a target is a threat. In other words, he can just pop off anyone. Don’t believe me? Read this excerpt from the document:
An article from NBC News goes on to point out that:
“The condition that an operational leader present an ‘imminent’ threat of violent attack against the United States does not require the United States to have clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future,”
Instead, it says, an “informed, high-level” official of the U.S. government may determine that the targeted American has been “recently” involved in “activities” posing a threat of a violent attack and “there is no evidence suggesting that he has renounced or abandoned such activities.” The memo does not define “recently” or “activities.”
In other words, the language in this document is vague. There is no objective standard for measuring a threat and nothing that the president can be held accountable to in his decision-making.
It harkens back to the power of a king…and in some ways is even worse than the powers that King George III assumed to himself before the colonists declared independence from his rule.
President Bush shares blame for this since he established dangerous and sweeping precedent for a president to wage a personal and unilateral war against terror in highly unconstitutional ways. But the problem is that Obama specifically ran against aggressive Bush polices that expanded the War on Terror. Now, Obama is going far beyond anything that Bush ever did, essentially assuming unto himself the power of judge, jury, and executionary without any clear guidelines or any congressional check.
This is by far, the most concrete piece of evidence we have to demonstrate that Obama is a power hungry tyrant. He’s willing to give himself the power to eviscerate American citizens according to his whim.
This is sheer evil.