The President Thinks He Can Murder You
Jim Babka President DownsizeDC.org
Quote of the Day: "Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder." -- Percy Bysshe Shelley
2001's "Authorization for the Use of Military Force" (AUMF) "justifies" this evil power.
Do you consent?
Rep. Barbara Lee introduced a bill to repeal the outdated AUMF. Join us in telling Congress to pass it.
You may borrow from or copy these comments.
The alleged 9/11 perpetrators are captured or dead. Why do we need the AUMF?
The President claims the AUMF gives him power to kill American citizens WITHOUT...
* Evidence the target threatens the U.S.
'The process of deciding who gets killed is top-secret. Even Congress doesn't know the details.(http://wapo.st/YaiIkv)
Wouldn't you call a foreign leader who claimed this power a tyrant?
I believe in the right to self-defense against AGGRESSORS. But in civilized society, no one can take the law into their own hands to attack...
* merely SUSPECTED aggressors...
* anyone who doesn't pose an immediate threat, or...
* people with only alleged and vague associations with suspected aggressors.
Nor could I kill innocent people as "collateral damage" in my attack.
* Wouldn't you call me a mass murderer if I did?
* How are the President's actions any different?
* How do you KNOW his targets are guilty of anything?
Repealing the AUMF strips the President of his legal excuse for drone murders -- against Americans or anyone else.
End this State criminality. Repeal the AUMF!
I will watch what you do. You are in a position to act. If you tolerate these crimes, you are aiding and abetting. You sacrifice whatever remaining legitimacy you claim to have.
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