Did Killing Awlaki Cross a Constitutional Line?

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.”

Okay.

Was Awlaki relieved of private property, taken for public use, without just compensation?

No.

Was Awlaki subject for the same offense twice put in jeopardy of life or limb?

No.

Was Awlaki held to answer for a capitol, or otherwise infamous crime?

Yes.

Was Awlaki presented an indictment of a grand jury?

No.

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.

To read the full article, please click here.

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About sswimp

I am not an "African-American'. I am a proud American, who happens to be of African descent. I am Christian. My personal relationship with Jesus Christ and the Word of God shapes my concepts of what it means to be a conservative. I am Pro Life. Devoted to the principles of free enterprise, limited government,and individual responsibility. I believe in the sanctity of marriage between a man and woman.
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3 Responses to Did Killing Awlaki Cross a Constitutional Line?

  1. Essie says:

    I came, I read this article, I conuqreed.

  2. Jermajesty says:

    What liberating knowledge. Give me librtey or give me death.

  3. Gina says:

    If not for your writing this topic could be very convlouetd and oblique.

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