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Scott Charles Wolfe 7:35am Mar 9

White House: US Citizens can be killed without due process

Attorney General Eric Holder sent another letter to Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) denying that the occupant of the Oval Office has authority to use drones to kill American citizens. But the White House is splitting hairs in an effort to play down its belief that the Constitution allows for the president to kill American citizens without due process. One has to understand the fine line the Department of Justice and the White House is walking. Press Secretary Jay Carney played the Constitution against itself at Thursday's White House press briefing. On one hand, he said the president cannot kill American citizens without due process; on the other, he says the president has authority to do so given an imminent threat.

Carney told reporters: "If...the United States were under attack or there were imminent threat, all the same laws that applied to the President's authority apply now, whether it has to do with drones or other modes that you would use to prevent a terrorist attack or an attack like Pearl Harbor, or any other hypothetical that you can imagine. The law is the law, and the Constitution is the Constitution. And I think that's what the Attorney General was saying...The question that Senator Paul asked: Does the President have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil? The answer to that question is no."

Perhaps not so obvious is that Carney made a distinction that supports the Justice Department's justification of killing Americans without due process. He is saying that if there were an imminent threat, the Constitution gives the president authority to kill American citizens without due process. Then he said the president does not have the authority to kill an American not engaged in combat. Herein lies the problem: The Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder are relying on "an informed, high-level official of the US government" to make the determination whether an American citizen is "an imminent threat." This makes the US government no different than any dictatorial regime seeking to protect its power.

Brothers and sisters, this is serious. It is longstanding US law that the federal government cannot arbitrarily determine who is an enemy and who isn't. It never has been "legal" for "an informed government official" to determine whether a citizen could live or die. This White House says it is legal. All that is required is that a government official believes you to be an imminent threat. Carney's and Holder's explanations fit the end time prophecy of Paul in 2 Timothy 3:13, "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived." This topic would never have risen to the public if not for the Justice Department white paper outlining intent to identify US citizens for assassination. Where there is smoke, there is fire--in this case fire from hell.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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