By Craig Andresen – The National Patriot
In light of the killing of Awlaki in Yemen yesterday, an American citizen, there are some who are pointing to the Constitution’s 5th Amendment and crying foul. Certainly this must be considered and to do so, we must first look AT that amendment.
“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”
Was Awlaki relieved of private property, taken for public use, without just compensation?
Was Awlaki held to answer for a capitol, or otherwise infamous crime?
Was Awlaki presented an indictment of a grand jury?
Was Awlaki’s “case” arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in the time of war or public danger?
Ahhhhh…That’s the rub.
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