From Education Forensics:
“dems ? Do U have any thoughts on Obama’s transition from a progressive academic humanist 2 a regressive corporate warlord?” – – John Cusack.
The above tweet came from a rare breed of person, a consistent Hollywood liberal. I posted on my Facebook page the link to the comment:http://www.inquisitr.com/560680/john-cusack-on-drone-filibuster-where-are-the-democrats/
It is almost beyond one’s imagination that there is a debate about this topic – should government officials be allowed to kill American citizens via drones without due process? I was discussing this with a young student who I tutor, and it was eye opening listening to this 11th grader have a better grasp of the Constitution and Human Rights than many adults. I stated that if the founders of the United States were alive today, they would be disgusted beyond belief. That an American ‘citizen’ would allow such a debate to take place would be unfathomable to a person like Benjamin Franklin or even a Statist like Alexander Hamilton. The founders were so wary of having a standing Army that they wished to rely on citizen militias in order to maintain freedom and a peaceful state of affairs. See the Second Amendment for clarification.
Now here we are in the ‘advanced’ 2013 and the American people are so illiterate to the ways of freedom and the Bill of Rights (also basic human rights), that when a politician in the “party of peace”, the Democrats, has a hold of the Executive Branch, such a horrid topic is a ‘debate’. I can only imagine if one of the Evil Republicans (a party to which I have no allegiance) were to profess such beliefs: “It is possible, I suppose, to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution and applicable laws of the United States for the President to authorize the military to use lethal force within the territory of the United States.” This was the Attorney General’s equivocating response to Sen. Rand Paul’s query as to the rights of the President to wantonly kill an American on American soil. Apparently is is appropriate, at times, to skip due process.