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Are you a Good American?Joe Clifford Salem-News.com
Apparently there is not one of the 535 members with a spine, for if there were, impeachment charges would have brought.
(JAMESTOWN, RI) - Are you a good American? If you are content with the fact that the President of the US can, at his discretion, have US citizens assassinated with no charges, no trial, and with the President serving as judge, jury, and executioner, you are not a good citizen. You do not deserve your citizenship. There are many Americans who do not even know the President has assumed this right, and with this in mind it might be time to reconsider a literacy test as a prerequisite for voting, for as someone once said “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty”. Individuals who are not vigilant, and are unaware of what is happening around them, in terms of the constitution, should not be allowed to vote.
Many probably do not know that this president has already acted as an assassin, having killed American citizens, the most controversial of whom was a young American teenager killed along with several of his teenage friends while eating out. This young man was a natural born US citizen who grew up in Denver, never had any kind of police record, but was assassinated, along with others while never having been charged with any offense. The judge jury and executioner decided I guess, that this young boy should die, but never explained why. The administration has refused to discuss, or even admit its responsibility for this murder.
We know the administration has a list of “those to be assassinated”. We do not know who is on the list, how many are on the list, or why anyone is one the list. The administration argues it is not your right to know anything about this list. Democracy and secrecy are incompatible.
While every member of Congress takes a solemn oath: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic”, before being seated as a Congressperson, they are spineless creatures who take the oath as a public relations gimmick only. Apparently there is not one of the 535 members with a spine, for if there were, impeachment charges would have brought.
Good Americans should reconcile the murder of a teenage US citizen with the constitution, which clearly states that: No person shall “be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law”. So good citizens, since the Constitution is the supreme law of the land, can you justify or look the other way when a President so clearly tramples rights protected by the Constitution?
Salem-News.com Writer Joe Clifford, lives in historic Jamestown, Rhode Island, and has contributed a number of articles relating to foreign policy to newspapers in the Rhode Island area for years.
He graduated from Providence College where he earned an undergraduate and graduate degree. After a lengthy career as a high school teacher he turned to the study of US foreign policy, and then to writing, as a means of expressing an alternative perspective. His reading and research on foreign policy is broad and extensive, especially as the policy relates to the Middle East. His interest in foreign policy was inspired by the American misadventure in Vietnam. You can write to Joe at this address: email@example.com
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