Some of us know history. Some of us choose to ignore it. Senator Paul is one of those who should know better and not be silly enough to ask the questions they do in the first place.
Last month Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) threatened to block the nomination of John Brennan to director of the CIA unless President Obama answered the question of whether he believed he had the power to authorize targeted killings of U.S. citizens on American soil. On Monday, Paul got an answer from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
“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. For example, the president could conceivably have no choice but to authorize the military to use such force if necessary to protect the homeland in the circumstances like a catastrophic attack like the ones suffered on December 7, 1941, and September 11, 2001.”
I’m sure Holder meant to include April 12, 1861 since it’s a “justified” use of military force to protect the “homeland”. It should go without saying that the remaining 4 years of that war was spent with their government continuing to “protect the homeland” through a massive invasion, plundering and destroying sovereign territory.
They can call it whatever they choose, ask whatever questions they wish and create whatever conditions they like, it matters not to me. They’ve already shown themselves to be who they are in many, many ways. They are liars and thieves. They are venomous snakes. Their words mean nothing. If only Thomas Jonathan Jackson were around to tell them so.