Sources: Sen. Rand Paul [PDF], [Press Release], Sen. Wyden, et al.
quote: ...considering her husband's 112-mile daily round-trip commute to his job as a pharmacist
quote: I'm not an American, so I'm not that well-versed in US law. Can someone explain exactly what the issue is, as this article makes it sound like some Orwellian Big Brother nightmare! All the talk over Obama's "regime" and killing Americans without a trial sounds like sensationalism to make this sound worse than it is. An American pointing a gun at a cop is likely to get killed without a trial, for example.
quote: To modify your analogy, that's like you're sitting in your home, but the cop decides that you're a menace to society and now takes matters into his own hands, busts down your door and sprays you with cold lead, leaving you bleeding and dead.
quote: A drone strike would be the authorization of execution without trial.
quote: You are correct this is a bunch of nonsense over nothing. All it does is allow special government authorities to use a drone in the U.S. if absolutely necessary.
quote: An American pointing a gun at a cop is likely to get killed without a trial, for example.
quote: That seems rather curious. The Constitution is unequivocal in that Congress alone has the power to authorize the use of deadly military force. Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, the foundation of the U.S. government, clearly grants Congress the power
quote: The Fourth Amendment (Amendment IV) to the United States Constitution is the part of the Bill of Rights which guards against unreasonable searches and seizures, along with requiring any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause. It was adopted as a response to the abuse of the writ of assistance, which is a type of general search warrant, in the American Revolution. Search and seizure (including arrest) should be limited in scope according to specific information supplied to the issuing court, usually by a law enforcement officer, who has sworn by it. The Fourth Amendment applies to the states by way of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
quote: An American pointing a gun at a cop is likely to get killed without a trial, for example