By Robert John Stevens, CEO of WriteExpress Corporation, October 9, 2011
Although the American public has become desensitized to the US Government's assassinations of terrorists abroad, few know that Obama has already authorized the assassination of two U.S. citizens and perhaps many more.
As writer Naomi Wolf points out in her book The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, modern dictators follow a known blueprint to shut down open societies. In fact, Hitler, Stalin and others all studied and improved on the work of previous dictators.
A self-proclaimed right to kill very, very bad people before they kill us, as history shows, may lead to democide or mass murder of American citizens by our own government.
As defined by Wikipedia:
Democide is a term revived and redefined by the political scientist R. J. Rummel as "the murder of any person or people by a government, including genocide, politicide, and mass murder."
The Second Amendment to the Constitution states:
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
America's Founding Fathers taught that government, by nature, was an evil creature whose powers must be limited. They knew that when governments get too powerful and strip citizens of their weapons, citizens are helpless to defend themselves. At that point, as history demonstrates, governments turn against their own people and murder them.
Wrote Dr. Rummel at the University of Hawaii on democide:
Just to give perspective on this incredible murder by government, if all these bodies were laid head to toe, with the average height being 5', then they would circle the earth ten times. Also, this democide murdered 6 times more people than died in combat in all the foreign and internal wars of the century. Finally, given popular estimates of the dead in a major nuclear war, this total democide is as though such a war did occur, but with its dead spread over a century.
On August 30, 2011, The Washington Post reported in an article entitled CIA shifts focus to killing targets, "The CIA drone program has killed more than 2,000 militants and civilians since 2001." With the help of "accurate intelligence," full-time employees recommend whom to murder next.
When CIA employees decide someone is a threat to national security, their human targets are no longer innocent until proven guilty. Once a person is labeled as a terrorist, their right to lawyer or trial by jury is declined—undoing hundreds of years of human progress for freedom.
According to Johns Hopkins patient safety experts, misdiagnosis accounts for 40,000 to 80,000 hospital deaths per year. So if trained doctors often misdiagnosis the patients whom they see in person, how accurately can CIA employees identify people as threats whom they have never met?
Such foreign policy, warns presidential candidate and Congressman Ron Paul, will cause blowback and have unintentional consequences.
After a drone attack, expect neighbors to meet and bind themselves by oath to protect their families and property from the invaders. Others, especially close relatives of the deceased may swear revenge and encourage their young men to join terrorist organizations.
In Colonial America, irate citizens aligned themselves with the "Sons of Liberty." Men joined General George Washington's Army and began combat training. We still call these brave men and women patriots.
Justification of murdering just one citizen leads to more murders. Later a larger group is targeted, rounded up like cattle and sent to detention centers "for protection." Eventually those on government lists, especially those who oppose the current dictator, are arrested in the middle of the night and murdered.
It is very difficult for citizens to stop the momentum of evil men who obtain sole management of the government. As Thomas Jefferson stated in the Declaration of Independence:
experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
The 2012 Presidential Elections may be America's last hope of averting democide. Choose a candidate with a long track record of obeying and promoting the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
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