Sadly, once again, we are seeing, how, if fellow Americans stand up for OUR Constitution, and question the powers being exercised by our President, and Federal Government, in general, the BIG GOVERNMENT crowd automatically want to assume that you are defending the actions of people like Al-Awlaki; which is an utterly ludicrous, and divisive, assertion! If anything is true, both The Republicans and Democrats, largely, have proven, when it comes to war, declared or not, they are NO friend to our Constitution, and are more then happy to give our Presidents unlimited and arbitrary wartime powers. History has given us more then enough examples to know, how this is a real slippery-slope; and, again, why our Founders limited our Federal Government, even (if not especially) in wartime.
When our Federal Government put these TSA people in our airports, it began to wake many Americans up to the reality that, even though we still have serious potential threats against our country, that, our Federal Government is slowly trampling all over our Freedoms and Constitutional rights.
Today, The CIA, to my knowledge, is still only allowed to operate on foreign soil; but, let’s suppose that, one of these days, Congress makes a law that allows The CIA to assassinate American citizens “suspected” of terrorism, on U.S. soil; and, if necessary, to launch predator drones. I wonder then, if the BIG GOVERNMENT enablers would be singing a different tune?
As long as we Americans remain fearful, and allow that fear to further empower our Federal Government, well beyond their Constitutional Powers, then, we will one day be asking, “who will protect us from our own Government”?
GOD help us!