“It is possible, I suppose, to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution and applicable laws of the United States for the President to authorize the military to use lethal force within the territory of the United States,” Holder replied in a letter yesterday to Paul’s question about whether Obama “has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and without trial.”
Paul condemned the idea. “The U.S. Attorney General’s refusal to rule out the possibility of drone strikes on American citizens and on American soil is more than frightening – it is an affront the Constitutional due process rights of all Americans,” he said in a statement.
Obama is offended at the idea of interrogating foreign terrorists, but likes the idea that he can kill Americans in their homes. He has :
- 2,700 domestic tanks
- 7,000 domestic automatic rifles
- 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition
- 125,000 domestic paramilitary personnel
- A belief that he is entitled to kill Americans without any consultation or due process
And he is in the process of trying to disarm Americans. Nothing to see here – move along.