February 13, 2013

Rand Paul Seeks American Assassination Answers

Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said he'll stop the confirmation proceedings for CIA director John O. Brennan until he has answers concerning whether or not Brennan believes drones can be used on American soil to assassinate its citizens.

“I have asked Brennan if he believed that the president has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil,” said Paul, the Kentucky Republican who delivered the tea party response to President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

“My question remains unanswered,” Paul added. “I will not allow a vote on this nomination until Mr. Brennan openly responds to the questions and concerns my colleagues and I share.”

Brennan is now the focus of those that want answers to this question, and so far hasn't been forthright or clear on the issue.

If the Senate Democrats are representative of the Obama Administration and Brennan, it appears they in fact do believe they can assassinate citizens of the country on American soil. They have put forth a plan being dubbed a “drone assassination court,” when an individual or panel of judges would make a decision on whether or not the government can use lethal force in a specific situation using drones.
Since judges will pretty much do whatever the government wants, that's simply a way of rubber-stamping the situation, effectively putting an assassination policy in place for American citizens on their own soil.

The other obvious factor is charges could be made up against those that are deemed enemies of the state, resulting in the murder of someone that may simply oppose the political agenda a president or party in power.

Rand Paul is right in pushing this hard because of the unbelievable abused that could and certainly would follow.

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