Eric Holder: Drone strikes against Americans on U.S. soil are legal
The Washington Examiner reports that Attorney General Eric Holder can imagine a scenario in which it would be constitutional to carry out a drone strike against an American on American soil, he wrote in a letter to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
“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.
Isn’t it just a little interesting that those who understand that the purpose of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution are mocked when they express this truth. How ridiculous, they are taunted, is it to even contemplate that our own government would want to kill its citizens.
Well, maybe it’s time to contemplate that.