Does the President have the power to arrange the targeted killings of U.S. citizens?
President Obama has authorized secret CIA drone bases to kill U.S. citizens -- without judicial review -- for years. If citizens are deemed an "imminent threat" to America via association with terrorist organizations like al-Qaeda, the White House claims targeted killings are the answer.
The White House just released a document defending the legality of targeted drone strikes. When it comes to government transparency, it's too little, too late!
The family members of three U.S. men killed in 2011 drone strikes have already sued the U.S. government -- calling the killings "unjust" and "unconstitutional." They aren't the only ones.
Senators, Americans, and the global community are all raising eyebrows at the President's secret and morally blurred killings of U.S. citizens.
President Obama: Killing U.S. citizens via secret drone strikes is unconstitutional and an abuse of executive power!
Dear President Obama,
Here's what you forgot: government transparency and the American constitution! The White House legal team has composed a document explaining why secretly killing U.S. citizens affiliated with terrorist organizations is legal. But the American people, American politicians, and the family members of those killed by drones are still asking: Can the President of the United States legally kill U.S. citizens?
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