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Drone Double Standard

gerald280 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 3:06 PM
It's only a matter of time until king obama decides he has the power to describe talk radio and fox news as enemies of the state and order them to be shut down. He gave himself a license to kill american citizens so why not continue trying to silence any opposition?
Reginald10 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 3:59 PM
Remember, the Founders had no idea that a gun could shoot a thousand bullets a minute, and would "never" have allowed citizens to own such.

Same thing applies to "Freedom of the Press" - high capacity magazine presses can print a thousand copies a minute, and they would never have allowed those to be unrestricted.
When they insist that the NYT has to have a license to own or operate such high-speed presses, and may only do so under certain restrictions, then we'll see how dedicated they are to civil rights.

An unsigned and undated Justice Department white paper, obtained by NBC News, reports The New York Times, " the most detailed analysis yet to come into public view regarding the Obama legal team's views about the lawfulness of killing, without a trial, an American citizen who executive branch officials decide is an operational leader of Al Qaeda or one of its allies."

The proviso is they must pose "an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States." If "an informed, high-level official" of the government decides they are a threat, the paper says, and if capture is not feasible, they...