Ralph Nader comments on un-constitutionality of Obama’s kill lists

Ralph Nader was the Green Party presidential candidate in 1996 and 2000 and an independent presidential candidate in 2004 and 2008. His opinion piece on drones and kill lists was recently published at Common Dreams progressive news website.

(excerpt from) Common Dreams
Reining in Obama and His Drones
by Ralph Nader /  November 30, 2012

Barack Obama, former president of the Harvard Law Review and a constitutional law lecturer, should go back and review his coursework. He seems to have declined to comport his presidency to the rule of law.

Let’s focus here on his major expansion of drone warfare in defiance of international law, statutory law and the Constitution. Obama’s drones roam over multiple nations of Asia and Africa and target suspects, both known and unknown, whom the president, in his unbridled discretion, wants to evaporate for the cause of national security.

More than 2,500 people have been killed by Obama’s drones, many of them civilians and bystanders, including American citizens, irrespective of the absence of any “imminent threat” to the United States…

The “kill lists”  are the work of Obama and his advisors, led by John O. Brennan, and come straight from the White House, according to The New York Times…(full story at title link above)

Related: Anti-drone stances from 2012 Green Party campaigns and locals

Video of Jill Stein, 2012 Green Party Presidential Candidate

Green Party of Philadelphia op-ed post against drones

Article about Ursula Rozum, 2012 Green Party candidate for Congress in NY, at anti-drone demo

2 thoughts on “Ralph Nader comments on un-constitutionality of Obama’s kill lists

  1. Let the T-Rex of Talk Radio Entertain U2day

    Glad to see this. Where is the LP and LP members OUTRAGE?

    “I think now would be an apt time for the Nobel Peace Prize committee to issue the following succinct press release: ‘OOPS’ ”
    Brandon Robison,Winter of 2011 after Obama orders the attack on yet another sovereign nation murdering innocent children, women and babies.

    — HIGHEST number of unemployed Americans IN HISTORY.
    — HIGHEST number of poverty level Americans IN HISTORY.
    — HIGHEST budget deficits IN HISTORY.
    — HIGHEST national debt IN HISTORY.
    — HIGHEST rate of increae of national debt IN HISTORY.
    — WORST depression in 70 years.
    — WORST housing market in 70 years.
    — WORST job market for African Americans IN HISTORY.
    — Most divisive political climate in 150 years.
    — Unprecedented Chicago thug-like bullying and threats against the Judicial Branch.
    — Most arrogant, snobbish Marie-Antoinette-style First Family IN HISTORY..
    Congrats Mr. Obama… you really did “fundamentally transform” the U.S…. toward becoming one of those Third World cesspools that formed your character as you grew up.

    — Don’t forget the most number of golf outings in Presidential history,
    — the most expensive vacations in Presidential history,
    — his touring 57 states,
    — speaking the “Austrian” language,
    — talking to dead veterans,
    — and whining about the price of arugula at Whole Foods markets.

    Barack Obama and the Chamber of Secrets: http://reason.com/archives/2010/10/13/barack-obama-and-the-chamber-o

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