You Have the Right to Be Assassinated

This is a public service announcement:

You have the right to be assassinated.

In response to an inquiry by Senator Rand Paul, mafia lawyer Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed that American citizens have a Constitutional right to be assassinated on U.S. soil by the President whenever he wishes. This right had formerly been extended only to U.S. citizens on foreign soil, like Anwar al-Awlaki, who was guilty of being suspected of aiding terrorists, or al-Awlaki’s 16 year-old son, Abdul, who was guilty of being al-Awlaki’s 16 year-old son.

Paul had asked drone-murder aficionado John Brennan whether “the President has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and without trial.” Brennan, noting that the CIA only assassinates abroad, passed the question to the Justice Department. In a letter, Holder reassured Paul that the right to death by presidential decree does exist:

“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.”

As examples of such “extraordinary circumstances” Holder mentioned 9/11 and Pearl Harbor. Silly FDR shipped Japanese-Americans to internment camps, when under the Constitution, he could have just killed them! But there’s no need to worry that this power would ever be misused. Holder promises that “were such an emergency to arise, I would examine the particular facts and circumstances before advising the president of the scope of his authority.” We’re in good hands.

In a recent white paper, Holder detailed the constitutional process under which you will be assassinated: when “[an] informed, high-level official of the U.S. government has determined that the targeted individual poses an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States.” This is entirely in keeping with Amendment VI, which states:

“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury …; and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.”

Because Amendment V stipulates that “[n]o person shall be … deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law”, some foolishly “have argued that the President is required to get permission from a federal court before taking action against a United States citizen.” Holder cleared up this common misunderstanding in a speech last year. “‘Due process’ and ‘judicial process’ are not one and the same” — a definition Holder made up himself, cutting through red tape to expedite the airmail delivery of your Constitutional Rights package.

Despite whining from ignorant people that “a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury” is required before a person can “be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime,” it’s perfectly OK for the president to play judge, jury and executioner. That’s because: 1) Congress is “regularly informed” whenever “lethal force is used against United States citizens”; 2) We’re at war, pal, and the president can off anybody he likes in a war. But rest assured, for only The Godfather President obama can make the final decision whether you will be assassinated. It’s obama who keeps the Secret Kill List, obama’s finger that points to the face of the one to die next. We’re in good hands.

So, if you ever hear a strange buzzing overhead, or get a rude knock on the door in the middle of the night, it means your Constitutional Rights are about to be exercised.

(c) 2013 by True Liberal Nexus. All Rights Reserved.

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6 Responses to You Have the Right to Be Assassinated

  1. Michael says:

    The 5th Amendment regarding due process makes an exception in “time of War or public danger”. I think that was what Holder was saying.

    • tamerlane says:

      Not quite: “… except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger”, meaning a soldier or sailor whose case a military tribunal would try.

      What Holder clearly asserted in his March, 2012 speech at Northwestern is: we’ve decided to call it a war, have declared the entire planet the battlefield, anyone we don’t like a “combatant”, and will kill whomever we like whenever we like.

  2. JohnSmart says:

    am diggin the real filibuster happening over holder’s remarks.

  3. fionnchu says:

    Even a rabid O-bot admitted on FB that he took Rand’s side. He clarified this on principle, in case President Rick Perry wanted to take him out in four more years. I replied that appeared very doubtful for a variety of reasons. But Kant’s categorical imperative lives, apparently, once in a blue moon or a Democrat’s term.

    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/03/poll-majority-of-americans-opposed-to-being-killed-by-drone.html

  4. sfcarmye7 says:

    Reblogged this on My Guns, My Rights and commented:
    Eric Holder guilty as sin with Fast and Furious scandal better go back to school. There is suicide by cop which in some cases the cops do not realize this until all is over. However not assassination. What does this have to do with Sixth Amendment?

    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.

  5. conner43 says:

    “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face…forever”. Orwell..
    These days, we needn’t imagine it, substitute ‘drone’ for ‘boot’, and we’re there. Now imagine the face of a loved one, sickening, isn’t it ?

    One of the biggest problems in what passes for progressivism today, is it’s absolute detachment from reality. In a world where anyone can call themselvs ‘anonymous’ and all the bad things happen somewhere else, the soul is notable in its’ absence.

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