Ron Paul Ends Campaign

Whether he knows it or not, Republican candidate for president Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has effectively ended his chances to win the Republican nomination for president because of his idiotic defense of those two terrorists in Yemen who were blown to Hell last Friday.

BTW, good job President Obama. (That’s makes three times that Barack Obama did something right since becoming President.)

Paul said that because they were American citizens, that they should have been brought to trial here in the United States.

That might have been the plan if they were still living in the Unites States instead of Yemen. I mean, how hard would it have been to go to their safe-house, arrest them, and frog-march them to federal court? And take the risk that Attorney General Eric Holder might drop the charges on them like he did for the Black Panthers in Philadelphia?

Ron Paul brings to the discussion a whole new way to fight a war which is, if the enemy is an American citizen, then taking out the command and control is not part of the rules of engagement.

Link: Hey, Due Processers: Here’s the Smoking Underwear Bomb  | Ron Paul, ACLU condemn Anwar al-Awlaki killing

3 Comments

  1. What part of “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law” don’t you understand?

    Yeah, that’s what I was thinking, for the potential victims of another attack. For them. Not an enemy combatant, which is what you become, regardless of citizenship, when you attack the United States.

    Bottom line, our U.S. Constitution is not a suicide pact, which is how Ron Paul interprets it.

  2. What part of “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law” don’t you understand? This is the mother of all slippery slopes. Oh, by the way, may the 5th Amendment of the US Constitution rest in peace. King John lives on, long live the King death to the people.

  3. Great post and thanks for the link. The distinction for me is al-Awlaki and Khan were active members of AQAP with clear ties to terrorist incidents. This makes them enemy combatants no longer entitled to the protections of the Constitution’s due process clause.

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