“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury……..nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law” U.S. Constitution, Amendment 5, 12/15/1791
American Citizens are being executed by President Barack Obama without a trial. President Obama has a kill list. You may be on President Obama’s kill list. Read that again, only this time insert “President Reagan, Bush or Romney”. Do you have a different reaction? You shouldn’t, because our Founders created a protection against individual Presidents acting like tyrants by killing people on their arbitrary whim. It is a protection called “due process” and it is enshrined in the 5th amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America. At this point, now, President Obama is acting as a tyrant by executing Americans on his kill list without any accountability. This is a growing tyranny that will become overt in a second Obama term and is one of the many reasons why Obama is too dangerous for our kid’s future.
The President has already ignored due process for Americans on at least two known occasions. He fired a drone missile at American citizen Anwar Al-Awlaki in Yemen. What was his crime? At this point it appears only to be free speech. He had preached hatred against America but is speculated to have recruited people who would become terrorists. He is accused of organizing attacks. So far, the only fact that all agree on is that he was a vile person who preached hatred – that is free speech. Did he do anything that warranted the death penalty? If he did, why was this information not presented in a court of law with a jury of his peers? He was in Yemen, but if his location was known enough to launch a drone strike in an isolated area, why was he not arrested by a very able Seal team? A week later his teenage son was killed as reported “collateral damage” in another drone strike targeting another person. Or was he? Was he on the Kill list too so that he wouldn’t rise to “avenge his father”? We may never know.
Last night in the Foreign policy Presidential debate, Bob Schieffer did not bother to ask about it. The media had complained about the kill list in May, but it seems to have disappeared from their radar. Are Americans ready to live with a President who places Americans on a kill list and executes them without trial? What happens when covert and then overt assassinations of political enemies labeled as “terrorists” start happening here in America? Will Americans complain, or will those most likely to complain and expose this tyranny be the first to be targeted? Will you wonder what went wrong when a sniper’s bullet flies through your window and kills your husband or wife and no explanation is offered? No evidence. No subpoena. No indictment. No trial. No jury. No right to defend yourself. Just an execution. Guilty as charged.
This story is the main reason to vote out Obama, to send a message that such trampling of our natural rights protected by (not granted by) the Constitution is intolerable. To let Romney know that he will not be allowed to do this either. To let them both know that NDAA (the National Defense Authorization Act) that allows indefinite detention and execution of Americans without due process is also intolerable. These are like the “intolerable acts” that helped inspire the overthrow of the British Tyranny during the 18th Century in America. If Romney is elected, he must be held accountable to adhere to the Constitution. If Obama is elected, pray you are not on the kill list.