"Many expected President Obama to re-establish the accountability of government to law," laments Paul Craig Roberts; "[i]nstead, he went further than Bush/Cheney and asserted the unconstitutional power not only to hold American citizens indefinitely in prison without bringing charges, but also to take their lives without convicting them in a court of law" — The Day America Died.
"When US special forces took aim at Anwar al-Awlaki, and pulled the trigger," says Justin Raimondo, "they ruptured the very foundations of our political system – and paved the way for its future collapse" — Anwar al-Awlaki and American Exceptionalism.
Pat Buchanan unrightly thinks that "Obama did the right thing," but — Was Awlaki an American? Commenter "Publius Cato" rightly says that Mr. Buchanan's "equating his death to Tokyo Rose, Lord HawHaw, Ezra Pound or the German Saboteurs is despicable, even though they were guilty of their crimes," because "they received their due process and the government was forced to disclose its evidence."
Labels: America the Beautiful, Decline and Fall, Paleoconservatism, Paleolibertarianism, Republic Not Empire, Terrorism, Tyranny