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Thinking The Unthinkable
Washington Times, by Oliver North

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Posted By:Rafter, 3/12/2013 5:55:25 PM

In my New York Times best-selling novel “Heroes Proved,” the president of the United States orders the execution of an American citizen in the United States by using precision munitions fired from a remotely piloted aircraft, or RPA — incorrectly referred to by our media as a drone. When the book came out last year, some critics derided the idea of a U.S. president issuing an executive order to kill Americans in our homeland as “over the top” and “unthinkable.” One even said the idea was “unfathomable.” Thanks to Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, we now know


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This is dated Monday, but I just found it today and it did not turn up in "Search."
This addresses a point I raised on a thread about what is the difference between a drone-kill and
Executive Order 12333 which bars assassinations.
Oliver North is a well known conservative commentator.
And, btw, the filibuster did NOT "fail."
Do not repeat byline in headline no matter how it is in the original.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LouD, 3/12/2013 6:49:12 PM     (No. 9221717)

Oliver North is a true American hero. Would that the president was a true American.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dman, 3/12/2013 6:55:05 PM     (No. 9221727)

The Constitution, written by the Federalists, specifies and limits what the newly-created Federal government could do. The Bill of Rights, written by the anti-Federalists, details what the Federal government could not do. This "balance" and tension has worked beautifully for the past 224 years. Most Ldotters know that.

It has worked because the Framers tried to think the unthinkable - and account for it in writing.

Rand Paul, Ollie North, and other Constitutional conservatives get it; liberal Constitution "experts" like our Dear Leader don´t. Thus the insane contrast pointed out in the article regarding our treatment of U.S. citizens versus that of the DPRK thugs.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: balogreene, 3/12/2013 6:57:07 PM     (No. 9221730)

The book referenced is wonderful. Ollie is right, the filibuster "failed" in that it didn´t preclude Brennan from being approved. It should have.

It seems North has given Paul more ammunition.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/12/2013 7:01:37 PM     (No. 9221734)

Reassuring? I don´t trust anything Carney says and I hope you don´t either.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LanieLou, 3/12/2013 10:36:27 PM     (No. 9221906)

Love Ollie. A true American who must suffer greatly, watching this WH destroy the US.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: toodles3956, 3/13/2013 5:16:47 AM     (No. 9222099)

Ollie for President!

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