And the Band Droned On

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Drones and Debt Ceiling

It is interesting to me that the legal justification for using drones is a state secret that must be kept from the American people. In an article in Salon, it turns out there is a secret justification.

I am reminded of Dean Wormer in Animal House and also a bit of Richard Nixon, who also had a secret plan to end the Vietnam War.

Currently Obama is wrestling with Congress about raising the debt ceiling. The 14th Amendment has been cited as a justification, although some legal scholars dispute the validity of the 14th Amendment in this situation.

The Democrats made a big mistake in mentioning it. Better simply to say there is a "secret" part of the Constitution that gives the President the right to do pay American's debts; go before a friendly judge who will not reveal which part of the Constitution upon which the Obama administration is relying upon, and then simply raise the ceiling.

If it worked once, why not all the time?

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Posted by Matsu on 12 January 2013 - 12:41pm