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Rockntractor
10-03-2011, 05:36 PM
By DAN HIRSCHHORN | 10/3/11 3:52 PM EDT


Ron Paul said Monday that President Barack Obama’s targeted killing of Anwar al-Awlaki might be an impeachable offense.

Asked at a Manchester, N.H. town hall meeting about last week’s killing of the American-born Al Qaeda leader, the Texas congressman said impeachment would be “possible,” but that he wants to know more about how the administration “flouted the law.”
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Paul called the killing a movement toward “tyranny.”

“I put responsibility on the president because this is obviously a step in the wrong direction,” Paul said. “We have just totally disrespected the Constitution.”

The comments once again put Paul at odds with his Republican rivals over foreign policy and the war on terror in the latest indication of how his foreign policy views stray far from Republican orthodoxy even in a GOP that’s taken on an increasingly isolationist bent. Candidates like Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney — who included the president in a list of people he commended in a statement released Friday — have generally been supportive of the killing. No one else in the field has spoken out against it.

But Paul’s stuck with the civil libertarians who’ve criticized the targeted killing of an American citizen without public due process.

Paul, speaking at the University of New Hampshire’s Manchester campus as part of a brief swing through the state, also made another pitch for eliminating the federal income tax.

“If our lives and our liberty are our own, we ought to be able to keep the fruits of our labor,” he said.

But he modulated a bit when asked about eliminating social welfare programs, offering a caution that he said “might be a bit too pragmatic for some.”

“I have an ideal of what we should strive for and a goal, and that would be no social services,” he said. “But for me it’s trying to work our way out of this. … I don’t argue we should drop those cold. I don’t even believe in closing down the Federal Reserve in one day.”
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/65035.html
We need a stupid Libertarian tricks section.

Apocalypse
10-03-2011, 07:16 PM
Yea, Paul doesn't know what he's talking about.

This is not new for Presidents to actively seek the death of those who are combative against our government. It dates back all the ways to G. Washington.

Look at the civil war. I don't remember too many arrest of southern rebels for taking up arms against the Union.

Articulate_Ape
10-03-2011, 08:32 PM
The South, or The Confederate States of America, was a government set up from 1861 to 1865 and was attempting to secede and as I recall. While your argument is not without some merit, it's not exactly apples to apples I don't think.

Odysseus
10-03-2011, 10:09 PM
Yea, Paul doesn't know what he's talking about.

This is not new for Presidents to actively seek the death of those who are combative against our government. It dates back all the ways to G. Washington.

Look at the civil war. I don't remember too many arrest of southern rebels for taking up arms against the Union.

Don't you remember that moment at Gettysburg where General Meade got on a bullhorn and read the Army of Northern Virginia their rights? It's not widely noted, but Pickett's Charge failed because his troops were close enough to hear the Miranda warning and were so busy laughing that they were unable to advance. :D