Its a sad day for the USA when an elected official can murder US citizens without due process, and that official stands a good chance of getting re-elected. Anyone who applauds the murder of a citizen with no due process, has no place serving in public office.
This supposed “war on terror” that the US is “supposed” to be in, is no longer a war on terror, its a war on anyone that disagrees with US foreign policy.
The only reason why George Washington is not recorded in history as a terrorist, is because the British lost. If the red coats would have won the revolutionary war, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson,,,, everyone else that fought for freedom would have been labeled a traitor and put to death. 200+ years later, we might have even considered the founding fathers terrorist.
Even though I do not approve of what Anwar al-Awlaki said or did, I admire him for dieing for what he believed.
In a time when most Americans will not even vote, Anwar al-Awlaki paid the ultimate price for what he believed.
And what did obama do? Obama signed the death warrant of a US citizen that was never convicted of a crime.
The US legal system is based on several concepts:
A person is innocent until proven guilty.
The accused has the right to offer evidence in their defense.
The accused has the right to a trial by jury.
Anwar al-Awlaki was never convicted by a jury and he never had the chance to offer evidence to his defense in a court of law. As per our legal system, Anwar al-Awlaki was innocent, and as such, the government killed an innocent man.
All of which was ignored by president obama, the CIA, and the people who pushed the button that fired the missiles that killed Anwar al-Awlaki.
In the face of tyranny, the military can not be excused for their actions. The people that were “just following orders” are as guilty as the people that gave the orders.
After Germany was defeated in world war II, there were a series of trials held, today they are known as the “Nuremberg Trials”. In the Nuremberg Trials, the people running the death camps said they were “just following orders”. That defense was rejected, and the guilty were hung.
Just as in Nazi Germany, the military murdering innocent people can not be tolerated.
Labeled a terrorist
How does someone get labeled a terrorist? “Who” defines what a terrorist is, and who has the right to put people on an execution list?
To protect the people from an over-zealous government a series of checks and balances were put into the Constitution. But what happens when people like obama wipe their ass with the Constitution, and flush it down the toilet? When the elected officials do not follow the law, it is up to the people to resist.
How do you resist a government that ignores the rights of the people? One vote at a time.
Who do we blame for electing a murderous president? We blame and uneducated voting populous. We blame the people who blindly vote for the same 2 parties over and over, and expect “real” change.
One thing that really gets me, is how blindly the people follow the government. It is the duty of every citizen to question everything the government says. If Anwar al-Awlaki was a terrorist, where is the proof? Where is the evidence presented for public review?
Just as the people of Nazi Germany followed Adolf Hitler, so is the American public blindly following obama.