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Corbett_ Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:43 PM
It is funny how many people -- including Dr. Sowell -- will talk about how they reverence the Constitution and the need for the US government to follow it to the letter, but then are willing to completely disregard the Constitution when it suits them. The 5th Amendment is ABSOLUTELY CRYSTAL CLEAR. The US government cannot go around ordering people killed. You either buy the idea of Constitutional government or you don't. The Constitution isn't a cafeteria plan. You take ALL OF IT or none of it.
Dick 2992 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 5:51 PM
Not as crystal clear as you think. Fifth amendment, exact wording: , except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger, etc.

Careful what you write or espouse. Might jump up and bite you. Treason begets death!
Ike24 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 6:16 PM
Only if you hate free speech. Obama does. Dems do. Apparently, so do you, and that makes you a "public danger." Drone strike ensuing ...
arpiem Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 9:21 PM
You're confusing killing terrorists with killing ordinary citizens.
Corbett_ Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 9:36 PM
Who SAYS they are terrorists? There is something called the presumption of innocence. We don't kill people in this country without an indictment and a trial.
ranma2 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 11:09 PM
LoL "in this country"??
in "THIS" country?

As in ... in "Iraq" country?
As in ... in "an iraqi terrorist training camp" type of country?
As in ... in "shooting a gun at US military along their terrorist brethren" type of country?

What kind of "we don't kill people IN THIS COUNTRY" are you talking about?
Are you an Iraqi national?
Doug4749 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 11:12 PM
If it walks like a duck...

Random thoughts on the passing scene:

I can't get excited by the question of whether Senator Robert Menendez had sex with a prostitute in Central America. It is her word against his -- and when it comes to a prostitute's word against a politician's word, that is too close to call.

If an American citizen went off to join Hitler's army during World War II, would there have been any question that this alone would make it legal to kill him? Why then is there an uproar about killing an American citizen who has joined terrorist organizations that...