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Article posted: 3/6/2013 5:00 AM

'Kill list' is unconstitutional

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We have long since passed the point of no return in America concerning presidential adherence to the Constitution. The recent exposure of President Obama's "kill list" for terrorist leaders only expands the hypocrisy. When President Bush presented his plans for "warrantless wiretaps" to Congress before implementing them, it was called unconstitutional by Obama and his minions. It is still used today by his administration. When the CIA used waterboarding on three people linked for 9/11, Bush was called a "war criminal" by the same people. Waterboarding is like getting dunked in the pool when you were a kid, except in this case with a doctor present.

So now, under Obama's written policy to his staff, never presented to Congress, he has prepared a "personal kill list" of terrorists. The parameters defined under it are at least confusing and likely so ambiguous as to qualify anyone to make the list. That in itself may be unconstitutional, but included on the list are American citizens. There is no constitutional lawyer who would see it any other way, with the obvious exception of him. The fact he taught constitutional law is an indictment of the University of Chicago's political motivation.

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All Americans no matter how we feel about them are guaranteed due process under the law. To have one person become judge, jury and executioner merely expands this president's contempt for the Constitution he has sworn to uphold.

I can only add that President Obama's close friends Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn should be very careful not to disagree with him. As convicted terrorists, they could wind up the president's special list. I'm just saying.

Richard Francke

Bartlett

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