Can Obama Assassinate Americans? | Nat Hentoff | Cato Institute: Commentary

Posted: October 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

Can Obama Assassinate Americans? | Nat Hentoff | Cato Institute: Commentary.

We now know the answer to this piece done by the CATO institute, that President Obama can and WILL assassinate US citizens. The targeted assassination of a U.S. citizen without due process, while in the case of Awlaki is not a bad thing, but it sets us down the slippery slope where the 5th amendment protection of due process for American citizens has now gone way to a simple executive order to kill, “enemies” of the US. Who will the executive branch decide is the next enemy? No one is going to mourn Awlaki’s dirt nap, but it is still a huge unconstitutional usurpation of power by the executive branch.

 

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