Obama’s Vile Assassination Doctrine

Posted: March 8, 2012 in legal definitions and issues
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Written by Masoninblue and reblogged with permission.

President Obama’s assassination doctrine is a blatant violation of the Fifth Amendment and an insult to everyone who believes in due process of law, the rule of law, and the Constitution. No one is above the law, especially the President. That he would think and proclaim otherwise, says volumes about his arrogance and ignorance.

Attorney General Eric Holder delivered a speech at the Northwestern University School of Law purporting to justify the assassination doctrine as an acceptable form of non-judicial process that has never been reviewed, much less approved, by a court of law. Worse, the administration refuses to share and discuss the legal memorandum upon which Mr. Holder and Mr. Obama rely in claiming the assassination power.

As with everything else in this secretive administration, we are supposed to shut-up and trust them. I refuse to do so.

Support for the death penalty in this country has declined substantially due to the hundreds of innocent people wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death. Why would anyone think that the President should be trusted to get it right when he targets someone for assassination, if our criminal justice system and its vaunted trial by jury so often gets it wrong? What is to stop a president from targeting a political rival or a Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. for assassination?

Nothing. The person is assassinated and we the people are never provided with an explanation. Absent a whistleblower, and we all know how much this president loves and welcomes whistleblowers, we would never know the president ordered the hit, much less why. Indeed, one might reasonably suppose that he or she would be next, if they asked too many questions.

I am truly disgusted and alarmed beyond words by this development. Under no circumstances will I vote for Barack Obama or any other candidate who supports his assassination doctrine.

Cross posted from my law blog.

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Comments
  1. ed nelson says:

    You nailed it!

    I agree, but the real job that this and a few other recent presidents and figure heads”, are doing, is: to lower the standards. It is job one, to lower the standards, to destroy the office of president, and with that done, the government.

    Them Corporations, don’t need no stinkin’ government, pip squeeck Paul, could tell you that… ( by being so mediorcre, that… this punk is doing that job, who really woulda thought that once in office, you would see a typical shiftless, spineless twerp, but that’s what it is. It proved the worst fears to be sort of true. Zero personal integrity, personality, a Mancurian creation.

    The AG is cartoonish too… a fidgity terrier/Chihuahua, with a spaniels disposition, sorry spaniels!

    Shrink it all into a size for a bath tube murderin’, that’s their game I think.

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