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US senators propose assassination court to screen drone targets

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by RussP, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. IceAxe


    Oct 22, 2012
    Rocky Mountains
    "Death Panels" They're not just for Healthcare any more!

  2. WT

    WT Millennium Member

    Jan 12, 1999
    It will be interesting to see how they handle the Separation of Powers.
  3. Think Congress will ever again insist upon having its Constitutional power/prerogative to declare a war before the nation is put into one honored?

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  4. SPIN2010

    SPIN2010 Searching ...

    Mar 14, 2010
    On the move ... again!
    At this point do you really think any politicians (R & D) in the kenyan's regime care about that? All these jack-o__s are jockeying for position in the UN Global Power Appointment scheme.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013
  5. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Hellbilly Hill
    Almost whatever it takes to kill the bastards is good enough for me.
  6. WT

    WT Millennium Member

    Jan 12, 1999
    I don't think the Executive Branch will want to review every decision with Judge Scalia. POTUS wants to run on his own unhindered by courts...or Congress.
  7. snerd


    Apr 20, 2007
    Sort of like a dictator. Or king. No restraints or oversight. No checks and balances. I can't believe so many here have no problem with this!
  8. UtahIrishman

    UtahIrishman BLR Silver Member

    Nov 11, 2001
    I'm uncertain about this. tagged to think about.
  9. Texas357

    Texas357 Señor Member CLM

    Jan 3, 2007
    I wonder how long they will claim that it is "due process," because they created a process. I wonder if hey will try to claim the Supreme Court won't be able to hear any challenge of it because nobody who hasn't been approved for a drone strike has a complaint, and the only way to know you're on the list is when a missile hits?

    Sounds like bad fiction. The government declaring someone outlaw without a trial (and chance to challenge he findings is one of those things we were supposed to have gotten rid of in the late 18th century.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2013
  10. QNman

    QNman resU deretsigeR Silver Member

    Oct 5, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    Seems Congress is a little jealous... a "kill list"? Yeah, they're going to want in on that...

    ... which is cool and all, as long as we all agree who "the bastards" are...

    I'm sorry - before THE GOVERNMENT determines who "the bastards" are... what could possibly go wrong with that?
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2013