Andrew Napolitano: Can the President Kill Americans?

The short answer is: Yes, but not legally.

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Can the president kill you? The short answer is: Yes, but not legally. Yet, President Obama has established a secret process that involves officials from the Departments of Justice and Defense, the CIA, and the White House senior staff whereby candidates are proposed for execution and the collective wisdom of the officials then recommends execution to the president, who accepts or rejects the recommendation.

If the recommendation is to kill and the president rejects the recommendation, the CIA is directed to arrest the person. If the president accepts the recommendation to kill, then death is ordered. This is not unlike the procedure used in the reign of the monstrous British King Henry VIII, writes Andrew Napolitano, except that the king himself delegated the final say to his chancellor so that he could publicly disavow participation in the government murders. Obama does not disavow them; he defends them. 

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