Skip to main content

View Diary: Does the US have the right to kill its on citizens without trial? (303 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Technically, Art. III, §3. (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    aliasalias, marty marty, Pilkington

    Treason can only be committed by citizens, and it has a separate standard of proof. The accusation against Al-Awlaki is that he committed treason: the Constitution mandates a certain process he is due before he can be convicted of the crime.

    ‎"Our greatest asset as advocates is a deep cognizance of our own ignorance, plus a willingness to do something about it." -Joseph Mitchell Kaye, 1966.

    by JR on Fri Sep 30, 2011 at 12:57:24 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  Interesting point (0+ / 0-)

      I hadn't thought of that angle. I don't accept summary executions period, citizen or not, but I think you make a good point that maybe there should be a higher standard for citizens in a case like this.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site