Feb 6, 2013

Where's the Outrage

Salon has asked "Why isn't there more outrage about the president's unilateral targeted assassination program on the left?"

Where's the outrage?

"Eleven senators wrote to the president on Monday demanding the administration hand over all legal justifications for killing US citizens by drones. They are pressing to see a more detailed 50-page memorandum from the office of legal counsel.

The letter, signed by eight Democrats and three Republicans, hints at confrontation over Brennan's appointment if the administration does not co-operate."

Ooh. A strongly worded letter.

Did you read or listen to the US Government's rational for their operations?
“Were the target of a lethal operation a U.S. citizen who may have rights under the Due Process Clause and the Fourth Amendment, that individual’s citizenship would not immunize him from a lethal operation. Under the traditional due process balancing analysis of Mathews v. Eldridge, we recognize that there is no private interest more weighty than a person’s interest in his life. But that interest must be balanced against the United States’ interest in forestalling the threat of violence and death to other Americans…”
The tl;dr here is that  Mathews was about a guy whose Social Security Disability benefits were terminated, and he hadn't run out of options for being reinstated, he sued for not being allowed a pre-termination hearing.

It's about property rights on a Social Security Check... so the DOJ is using that case to justify the killing of American citizens?

Your US Government - Justifying the 3/5 of a Man, The Mexican American War, The Trail of Tears, Tuskegee Experiments and on and on...

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