"[The Obama targeted killing paper argues] a single ‘high level-official,’ whose authority is undefined, can approve a death sentence for an American citizen as long as the target is too difficult for the US government to capture and the loss of civilian life that would result from a targeted killing is not deemed excessive."



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Obama Targeted Killing Document: If We Do It, It’s Not Illegal (via motherjones)

Please watch this issue closely, people.

(via monkeyfrog)

Here’s the thing about presidential power: the advancement of it is like a ratchet. It only goes one way. Even if the current president having this kind of power doesn’t bother you, imagine the one you hated the most having it. And then imagine a guy twice as bad as him somewhere down the road and changing the definition to suit him.



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