As many Americans favor another American getting assassinated without a trial and for only using his freedom of speech (in another nation), still many Americans do see the Precedent this caused and the Unconstitutional act that was made. This is way worse than the Killing of Osama bin Laden “official story“, as this was an American Citizen being on the hit list and being targeted and he never committed a terrorist act.
The Precedent this caused is the United States now openly can kill anyone even an American Citizen who exercises their First Amendment and they think it may cause terrorism among others. That’s right you could get assassinated if you say something and it causes someone else to kill people. This is absurd, now the U.S. Government can do anything as long as they say their magic word “terrorism”, or the phrase “he/she was inspiring terrorists”. This needs to stop and completely halt, we should no longer kill anyone for their Freedom of Speech, whether it is bad or not. If that is so then who’s next KKK, about the New Black Panther Party, or even the Tea Party; we know Joe Biden has called them (The Tea Party) terrorists could they get killed. The whole thing is; when will this stop, and who will it stop at.
But still many don’t understand this, as Rick Perry said the Anwar al-Awlaki Assassination was a “setback” to the terrorist organization (Well one thing is; we have not been hearing that al-Qaeda has been wounded by this Assassination, we have been hearing about possible retaliations among the al-Qaeda to wound the U.S.).
Also Michele Bachmann said ignorantly “The United States military and our intelligence community have demonstrated again why they are the best in the world.” (So according to her the way to be the best army in the world is to not use our Constitution and to unconstitutionally Assassinate American Citizens).
But then we can’t forget Mitt Romney’s response to the Assassination as saying;“I commend the President, the members of the intelligence community, our service members, and our allies for their continued efforts to keep Americans safe.”
I have never heard this before, to protect us (American Citizens) they have to kill us. Well according to Mitt Romney then he commends Barrack Obama for killing an American Citizen and says killing us is keeping us safe.
But Ron Paul, he said this to the Assassination:
“We cannot allow the War on Terror to diminish our steadfast adherence to the notion of due process for American citizens,” then he further stated “The protections under the Constitution for those accused of crimes do not just apply to people we like — they apply to everyone, including a terrorist like al-Awlaki. It is a question of due process for American citizens.”
That’s right, no way Constitutionally can we assassinate an American citizen accused of any crimes, the protections of our Constitution apply to every American Citizen (whether you think they’re a terrorist or not).
But Ron Paul was later asked in New Hampshire; if he thought Obama could get impeached from the Assassination of al-Awlaki, and he answered as saying:
“I think the impeachment process would be possible, I put responsibility on the president because this is obviously a step in the wrong direction. We have just totally disrespected the Constitution.”
But Now, once again Ron Paul showed his Liberty Roots and his Constitutional Ideals that take him in an whole other direction than the Establishment Republicans (Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann) with a different Foreign Policy and a different look on “Terrorism“ this is for the better of America.