TREASON in America: Targeting Americans, and With Little Controversy
Monday, 9 May 2011
Where’s the outrage over the Obama Administration’s secret assassination attempts on U.S. citizens?
“When the presidential assassination list came to light, it garnered some criticism. That has now mostly faded, despite the fact that we’re witnessing an unprecedented assertion of executive power — one that has obvious potential for the worst kinds of abuses. It has become our new normal. Are we going to get through a presidential election without any significant challenge to Obama on this?
“Even if no U.S. president ever intentionally abused the power to order the secret assassination of his fellow citizens — and is any power more corrupting than the ability to kill whomever you like in secret? — it is folly to imagine that innocents won’t be assassinated under this policy, if only accidentally, should it go on for very long. That is what happens when checks and balances are abandoned, oversight is eschewed, and citizens are stripped of their rights without due process. And if this power was abused? It is difficult to imagine a more horrific scenario than the constitutional crisis that would result from a president murdering while asserting impunity.“