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  •  The decision is limited to executing a US (0+ / 0-)

    citizen overseas.  This decision would not support executing a US citizen in the US.

    •  Do you not understand how short a step it is to (1+ / 0-)
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      ZhenRen

      executing a citizen on main street in anytown, USA? Now that the principal that the president can order a hit one anyone, for any reason, is established, it only takes an executive decision to do it within the US.

      After all, both the CIA and NSA, who were forbidden to operate within the US, having been doing so for many decades. Nobody pays attention to the law in such matters -- apparently not even the courts.

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