Treason and the Constitution

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    When the President orders anyone to be assassinated even if they are declared a terrorist they will be violating that person Constitutional right for due process, without a trial by his peers, or Testimony of two Witnesses. Further more Congress is the body that is to decide punishment not the president.
    Art. 3 Section 3 states

    Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
    The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.
     
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    You expect too much from the Trained Seals BigReb. ;)
     
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    We can always hope.
     
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    True enough, but what does that have to do with "treason and the Constitution"?
     
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    If someone takes up arms against the US they are fair game. What's wrong with that? The Department of Jihad has all the time in the world to get the paperwork done on US citizens in terror training camps, so why isn't it happening? Hint: why isn't the ICC or Holder filing wrongful death charges??
     
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    It has everything to do with it. The president has no authority to have an American citizen assassinated
     
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    So we just trash the Constitution? Who gave you or anyone else that authority?
     
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    You missed my point. If the Bush admin did something like this there was a major uproar from many constituencies demanding action/justice, but since this is the BO admin, not a peep from anyone. I smell a double-standard and its time to get consistent or STFU.
     
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    No I didn't miss your point
    That was your point wasn't it? We are a nation of laws regardless of what a person may have done.
     
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    I am not for drone attacks on person inside or outside the US Borders. Is your post about the National Defense Authorization Bill----voted today in the Senate?
     

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