Questions drone attacks in U.S.
Written by Dick Conrad   
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 10:04
To the Editor:
Recently Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General, wrote a letter to Senator Rand Paul saying that he could not rule out the possibility of the U.S. President killing a U.S. citizen with a drone attack on U.S. soil. Damn be to the Constitution, damn be to the Bill of Rights; damn be to our judicial system, or a citizens right to a trial. At a Senate hearing Holder acknowledged that President Obama can authorize the use of lethal military force within U.S. territory.
As a result of this total disregard of the Constitution and Bill or Rights, Paul went on a 13 hour filibuster on the Senate floor to draw attention to those ascertains. During his filibuster, Paul was relieved periodically by both Republican and Democratic colleagues.
Because of the attention drawn by Paul’s filibuster, Holder wrote a letter “clarifying” his original letter and statements in the Senate Committee. His “clarification” basically states that the President does not have the authority to use a drone attack to kill a “non-combatant” American citizen on American soil.
My question is, has the U.S. government and our Executive Office stooped so low as to even think that they had the legal right to kill a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil without any of the protections afforded us by the Constitution and the Bill or Rights?
Dick Conrad
Bowling Green
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 10:07
 

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