White House: President does not have authority to use drones to kill American citizen in US

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: March 7, 2013 - 2:36 PM
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dlzabzMar. 7, 13 1:02 PM

Thank you Senator Paul for standing up to our President. Now if the White House who said they were going to be the most transparent administration just fully disclose their intended use of drones on US that would be better.

don1960Mar. 7, 13 1:02 PM

Holder's assertion that the President doesn't have the authority to use a drone strike to kill an american citizen on US soil means nothing. Since when has President Obama let the constitution keep him from doing whatever the heck he wants to. The man fancies himself a ruler, not a leader. And he certainly isn't a follower of our constitution -- the "Communist Manifesto" or "Quotations from Chairman Mao Tsetung", maybe.

lostinstpaulMar. 7, 13 1:17 PM

I see they danced like little bees not 5 minutes after Paul was on Rush Limbaughs shows, talking to millions and millions pf people. Coincidence? I think not. Thanks you Senator Paul for putting Obama in his place!

premiumdataMar. 7, 13 1:24 PM

Where is it written that the President does not have the power to use drones to kill American citizens on US soil? And does anyone trust Eric Holder? Or Alberto Gonzales? Or any of these crooked liars that are appointed to Attourney General?

premiumdataMar. 7, 13 1:26 PM

Rank Paul was awesome on this issue! Thank You!

jphaunMar. 7, 13 1:28 PM

Not a huge fan of the senator but he did what was right yesterday. This is precisely what the filibuster is for, not a mechanism to avoid compromise or promote inaction.

mike2636Mar. 7, 13 1:46 PM

"Engaged in combat" is a pretty general statement. Sounds to me as though what Holder says is there are no limits, we just have to be able to demonstrate you are "engaged in combat." Whatever that means......

psc56stribMar. 7, 13 1:52 PM

The founding fathers of this country understood insurrection and rebellion well. President George Washington led the troops against the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794. You can also check out the many other rebellions (e.g.: Shays, Harpers Ferry, Nate Turner's, not to mention the Civil War) in US history where the US Military was used domestically. There is much law (e.g.: Insurrection Act and Posse Comitatus Act) on the use of military forces domestically. Drones are one tool in the military's tookbox. If it is ever again necessary to use the military domestically, Drones will be the least of our problems.

don1960Mar. 7, 13 2:00 PM

psc56strib: That was an eloquent paragraph!

basia2186Mar. 7, 13 2:05 PM

I believe nothing this president and his minions say and believe in NOTHING that they do. Lies and fear mongering is their idea of leadership.


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