To the Editor:
Are you a good American? If you are content with the fact that the president of the U.S. can, at his discretion, have U.S. citizens assassinated with no charges, no trial, and with the president serving as judge, jury and executioner, you are not a good citizen, and there are many Americans who do not even know the president has assumed this right. Individuals who 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 U.S. 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 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 to “solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States” 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 been brought.
Good Americans should reconcile the murder of a teenage U.S. 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? Being a good citizen involves more than flag waving; it requires action.