The federal government is now giving excuses for why it can kill Americans with drones, without first giving them the right to trial, or even for threat of imminent attack! Just when are we going to realize that our government is slowly removing our Constitutional rights from us?
US News notes:
Attorney General Eric Holder, in a talk at Northwestern University Law School in March, endorsed the constitutionality of targeted killings of Americans provided that the government determines such an individual poses “an imminent threat of violent attack.”
But the memo obtained by NBC News refers to a broader definition of imminence and specifically says the government is not required to have “clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future.”
On this issue, we should have both liberals and conservatives upset that our liberties are at risk on this slippery slope.