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Does the government work for arsenal we work for the government can the president kill whoever he wants along as the target as monstrous and the public approves.
Tonight the killing of Osama bin Laden and the rule of law.
Thirty years ago when the Russians invaded Afghanistan the Reagan administration was looking for folks already on the ground.
With whom it could supply weapons so that we would not need to put American boots on the program.
Numerous warlords tribal chieftains local thugs and fanatical leaders received copious amounts of US cash.
An abundant supplies of US weapons are ostensibly with which to repel the Russians.
This was of course back in the days when communism was the bogey man and before the old Soviet Union fell apart.
And President Reagan really believe that helping this ragtag bunch of freedom fighters would repel evil empire so help the freedom fighters we did.
Six years later and after the deaths of over a 100000 Soviet troops the Russians left Afghanistan.
One of the folks for whom we funneled help to the freedom fighters who actually help the US repel the Russians was you guessed it Osama a lot.
Fast forward to 9/11 and we find near universal western condemnation of him as the mastermind of the tragedy that struck America that today.
We find two presidents had numerous presidential candidates insisting that they can find him dead -- alive.
Believing that removing him from the scene -- strike a serious blow to al-Qaeda weather is still in charge of it or not.
And promising to remove -- will win votes.
As we know from today's reaction across the country.
From the public and -- Democrats and liberals and conservatives the demise of this monster has brought great joy and unity.
Hope not too much joy he.
Because the same president who ordered the killing of bin Laden.
Also wants to borrow trillions of your dollars -- -- -- children and grandchildren will need to repay so -- to finance his welfare and warfare state.
The same president -- also authorized missiles and drones that killed Libyan dictator -- -- infant grandchildren last weekend.
The same president thinks he can fight anywhere he wants to fight without congressional authorization.
This is the same president that has put the feds in charge of your health care.
But last night a little before midnight here in the East Coast President Obama.
With an -- -- -- lagging poll numbers on the sickening economy over which he presides.
Announcement and a quick forty minutes of time.
Forty of America's best Navy SEALs found bin Laden asked him to surrender -- when he declined blew his brains out.
Then he told us that after bin Laden's remains were identified they were dumped at sea.
In accordance with Muslim tradition no photos.
No testimony from eyewitnesses.
Just the president's word that he's dead.
And to repeat a famous phrase now sleeps at the fishes.
Of course the burial at sea is new to most Americans.
It is noted many Muslims as well -- -- belong to a Muslim sect that believes in anonymous burial in the earth.
Be on the issue of whether the government is telling us the truth or pulling a fast when the same Obama's lousy presidency.
Is the issue of the lawful power of the president to order someone killed.
No matter how monstrous how dangerous or how unpopular.
Here is the law it comes in the constitution.
From the treaties to which the United States is a party.
From federal statutes written by the congress and from interpretations of the constitution treaties and statutes by federal courts.
Killing by the government is a crime except in self defense in war on a battlefield.
Or after a verdict by a jury for the golf that death penalty.
Self defense means that the person or group or country is just about to attack the US war means that congress has declared war on the person group or country.
And a jury verdict means that there was a trial.
None of those conditions existed with -- lot.
Surely he was wanted for one of the most horrific crimes in history and surely should have been brought to justice but justice must be according to law.
Not according to the president or even -- happy throngs in the streets.
And the patriotic sites -- me rejoice that this monster is dead and my fellow Americans feel a sense of closure.
I wept right here in New York with the victims of the families on 9/11 and I understand fully they're rejoicing today.
But -- Marlon legal sides of the are compelled to warn that this business of the president deciding that kill people is very dangerous and very unlawful.
Put aside that governmental assassination is a violation of the constitution.
Put aside that this killing was not in self defense and was without a declaration of war put aside the law that the president may never ordered the killing of civilians period.
And put aside the governmental killing violates at least four treaties and three federal statutes.
This particular popular killing.
Can and likely will be used by as precedent by this president and his successors to kill on -- web.
Where will it stop.
Who will President Obama kill next.
Can the president now -- the seals to kill colonel Qaddafi.
President aside prime minister Putin Fidel Castro.
Although Chavez or Kim Jeremy -- -- kill whomever is an obstacle to his purposes getting killed Bradley Manning or Julian Assange or college Sheikh Mohamed.
But he killed Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh or me.
Can a president kill anyone who was once a friend but became our had -- Suppose France -- Great Britain -- and that's tomorrow on their leaders get our way.
The answers to these questions are obvious.
And that's why we have laws to govern killing by the government.
What the president has already killed unfortunately is the rule of law.
The rule of law is the last refuge of civilized people it protects us from arbitrary government decisions to take lives liberty or property.
The president took an oath to uphold the rule of law and he has violated that oath.
Without the rule of law the president becomes a Kate.
And that is more fearful and potentially fatal to our freedoms than bin Laden never was.
Tomorrow on freedom watch Glenn back I.
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