Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Breaking: Attorney General Holder Asserts Authority to Conduct Drone Strikes on U.S. Citizens

Today, Sen. Rand Paul's office reports that the Senator received two pieces of correspondence regarding the legality and constitutionality of the U.S. government using lethal force, including drone strikes, on Americans and in U.S. territory. Sen. Paul sent three inquires on the matter to President Obama’s nominee to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan (HEREHERE and HERE). He finally received responses from both Mr. Brennan and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on one item of inquiry.

Attorney General Holder stated in a letter to Sen. Paul dated March 4, 2013: “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.”

“The U.S. Attorney General’s refusal to rule out the possibility of drone strikes on American citizens and on American soil is more than frightening – it is an affront the Constitutional due process rights of all Americans,” Sen. Paul said.


  1. The Totalitarian Police State shows yet another tentacle, as much as its a shock, it's almost not today in America. Doug Casey & other Ex-Pats are right get out while you still can.

  2. i love the liberal excuses for this... "would it have been wrong for lincoln to order troops tofire on american citizens at gettysburg!?!!?!?"

  3. I would love to get out of the U.S. - the Feds have already more or less declared war on the People. The question is, though, where to go?

  4. I don't know why this would be a shock to anyone. It's not like the government wasn't allowed to kill you before.