Friday, November 16, 2012
Tell President Obama to observe due process according to the Constitution
Summary Execution Is Not Due Process President Obama told CNN this fall that he can kill Americans or non-Americans, the difference being that with Americans their killing amounts to their Constitutionally guaranteed due process.
CNN asked Obama how he chooses names for his kill list, but he declined to say. Obama claimed that there are checks on his power, pointing only to checks by his own subordinates, not by courts, not by Congress, and not by the public -- which he reassures with vague statements that amount to "trust me."
Obama claimed that his preference is to capture people rather than to kill them. This does not fit with cases like that of Tariq Khan, a 16-year-old killed by drone strike following his participation in a conference at which he could have easily been captured. It does not fit with the lack of criminal charges against virtually any of the people killed.
Obama claimed that he avoids killing civilians, yet careful research has documented large numbers of civilians killed.
Tell President Obama to live up to his own rhetorical support for the rule of law and due process.
Source:click here to sign the petition.
This sounds great,holding Obama responsible for his kill list that may endanger the rights and possibly lives of Americans. If you believe in due process then by all means sign this petition.