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  •  Senator Wyden made Holder's point recently (5+ / 0-)
    As I and ten other senators told the President yesterday, if individual Americans choose to take up arms against the United States, there will clearly be some circumstances in which the President has the authority to use lethal force against those Americans, just as President Lincoln had the authority to use force against the Confederate Army during the Civil War. At the same time, it is vitally important for Congress and the American public to have a full understanding of how the executive branch interprets this authority, so that Congress and the public can decide whether the President’s power to deliberately kill American citizens is subject to appropriate limitations and safeguards. Every American has the right to know when their government believes that it is allowed to kill them.

    http://www.wyden.senate.gov/...

    What's disgusting is that people like Rand Paul get to demagogue this issue. Does anyone really think he cares about the lives of Americans.

    Making hundreds of thousands hungry or homeless: 'Brutal' or 'a pittance'?
     http://www.dailykos.com/...

    That's not a hypothetical situation.

    •  chilling thought, absolutely chilling (2+ / 0-)
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      joanneleon, Don midwest
      Every American has the right to know when their government believes that it is allowed to kill them.

      "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

      by allenjo on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 04:44:24 PM PST

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