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  •  Legality isn't the issue. Never was. (1+ / 0-)
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    MrAnon

    Once operations in general are permitted by congress, it is not a matter for courts.

    What I would want is for congress to be looking over the president's shoulder as part of oversight:  it has the responsibility to control any excesses

    That's not even "gun control". It's more like "massacre control".

    by Inland on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 06:56:28 AM PST

    •  Really? (1+ / 0-)
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      3goldens

      There's no line whatsoever?

      Could the president have the entire Republican congressional delegation executed and not face judicial review merely by claiming he knew them to be terrorists planning to harm the US?

      If your answer is no, then you are admitting there is some line he cannot cross even given "operations in general" permitted by congress.  And then we're back to arguing where that line is, not whether it exists.

      “What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?” - Sherwood Rowland

      by jrooth on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 08:09:38 AM PST

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      •  Actually, we're not arguing where it is. (0+ / 0-)

        The closest anyone comes is trying to make a legal distinction between killing American citizens and others. Which is the most troubling thing I've heard today.

        That's not even "gun control". It's more like "massacre control".

        by Inland on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 11:30:26 AM PST

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