"They should say 'absolutely no, we will not kill Americans in America without an accusation, a trial, and a jury.'"
"...and I'm not talking about people engaged in lethal force, I'm talking about people sitting in a cafe drinking coffee. People like this are being killed around the world."
"I’ve asked serious questions, serious constitutional questions. I’ve gotten zero response. And that is sort of the way this administration is treating Congress. . . . It's inexcusable that the administration will not answer 'absolutely no, we will not do this," Paul said.Well quit asking such stupid ass questions, Senator.
Look, if they were to make such a pledge, then they'd basically be ignoring the power that you all in Congress gave them through the NDAA last year. When does government ever give up power that it grants itself? (Say, has anybody advanced a bill to defund portions of the government that operate drones or carry out the unconstitutional pieces of NDAA? Oh wait, that wouldn't work either since you all in Congress haven't even passed a budget in 4 years.)
You mention the quaint notion of due process: accusation, trial, and jury. As Obama receives your questions, among his own circle it's got to be the laugh of the week. How is it possible that you do not already understand this? They ARE the accusation, they ARE the trial, they ARE the jury. Let's use the terms that every zek can understand and call them a Troika. There, I fixed it.
Further, your discussion here apparently has conditions. If an American is using lethal force in America, then drone strikes are okay, right? I mean, that's the logical outcome of the position you just articulated. And if I'm Obama, I remember precisely what you said so that I can wave it back in your face later when the drones start launching weapons at Americans in America. Hey, they're your conditions, Senator Paul, you own them now. Congratulations. Maybe you could become the next head of the NRA and propose some more "common-sense" solutions like Wayne The Pierre!
You know, these Obama folks won't answer questions, they treat Congress with disdain and derision. Why . . . it's like they hold you in contempt or something! Well when you keep asking stupid questions like this that basically give them what they want, why do they need to answer you?
Look, that guy in the coffee shop may not have been armed at the time, but he was a deadly, shadowy Professor Raoul X type who was creating the next Timothy McVeigh! Why, just look at this photo that was posted with the original Professor Raoul X post. What do you see?
A coffee cup.
Precisely. He was a puppet mastermind who controls the strings just long enough to put on a show, then cuts those strings once the show is complete leaving that marionette without no direction, no purpose, and no motive force. The marionette crumples to the floor to be captured while the master disappears into the crowd. Look, Osama Bin Laden never pulled the trigger himself, he just orchestrated others to do it for him. How is this guy any different? Why, it's just like back in Chicago . . .
The movie Chicago is a chick flick for sure. Kind of like the Obama administration. But this scene is true to life and a keeper.
|Michael Corleone: Oh Senator? You can have my answer now if you like . . .|
And this is what passes for "opposition" to Obama. We are so screwed.
|Senator Rand Paul with Obama's signed pledge not to use drone strikes on American citizens on American soil.|