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The ‘Targeted-Killing’ Memos

MajTom Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 2:51 PM
So, during the U.S. Civil War, the Union would have had to try to capture every Confederate soldier (born in the U.S.) and given them their day in a criminal court?
Texas Chris Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 7:53 AM
Citing the Civil War as a basis for precedent is a two-edged sword. That war was an illegal invasion of a sovereign state, regardless of the outcome.
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 1:18 PM
It's not far from my home and whenever I pass it, I wonder why this young man had to die of wounds he should never have gotten anyway. The way the war was waged was STUPID, those young men were nothing but cannon fodder. And yes I despise the concept of slavery and those slaves should have been freed, however the DemoRAT KKK and the modern version have succeeded in putting heavier chains on thei descendants..and the Overseer is the Looting Usurper whose ancestors SOLD their ancestors into slavery. I don't doubt that's one of the reasons Barry and his myrmidons are stocking up on arms and ammo due to the modern secession movement.
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 1:15 PM
Not so much, I am a New Englander, my family came on the late boat after the Civil War and I have come to believe that ABRAHAM LINCOLN betrayed the Southern Americans by that war..
secession is part of the Constitution. It was a bloody needless war, and I say that as a Conservative who votes Repub, anti Demon RAT Independent. The Federal government is a creature created by the STATES, the Federal Government having created the States. We have had decades of egregious manipulation by POTUS"S of all political flavors, I doubt the Founders would recognize the government the created if they came back in 2013. There is a small family cemetary with a few graves, one stands out as the man beneath DIED about a month AFTER the war ended.
Ryan_M Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 10:55 AM
Lincoln was wrong. A look at the legislation of the states that approved the Constitution shows that the states kept secession as their final check on federal tyranny. In fact, the American Revolution itself was an act of secession.

Interestingly enough, The Articles of Confederation considered union to be perpetual. The Constitution doesn't say this.
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 8:13 AM
Well, that's one way to look at it. The federal government considered the southern states to be in rebellion.
Ryan_M Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 4:10 PM
No, because the South was an independent nation, not a rebelliious group trying to overthow the Federal govt.

By the wzy, Jefteron Davis wanted to be tried. Funny that the Feds decided to drop the matter.

‘Think about the mothers!”

That was the anguished cry of one of the protesters from Code Pink, the left-wing women’s group that four times interrupted John Brennan’s confirmation hearing last week. She was apparently referring to the mothers of such al-Qaeda leaders as Anwar al-Awlaki — killed by a drone strike that was ordered by President Obama and counseled by Brennan, Obama’s White House counterterrorism adviser and now his nominee for director of central intelligence.

If we do as the protester demanded, two possibilities occur: (1) Al-Awlaki’s mom shares her son’s ideology and is therefore proud that he died a...