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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 06:55 PM
Response to Reply #76
84. No.
Edited on Mon May-09-11 06:57 PM by NYC Liberal
You are saying the president has a legal right to kill without any due process in these cases

No. I am not, nor did I ever say that a president can kill people who oppose abortion or same-sex marriage or any "threat" under the sun. I don't know where in the hell you got that from, but it wasn't from any of my posts.

Aren't you splitting hairs a bit by saying they must declare war? Remember, we already have a declared war on drugs. So if the FBI has wiretaps of a drug lord from Columbia where he says he is going to kill 10s or even 100s of drug dealers who are american citizens does the president have a legal right to kill that person without a trial

No. Not splitting hairs. The rules are different in war, whether you like it or not. Soldiers may kill enemies on the battlefield. Civilian law enforcement may not kill people on the streets of a city (unless directly threatened with lethal force.)
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