Drone Strike Debate Heats Up
Last night on Hannity, Republican Senator Rand Paul revealed requested responses from Obama's Department of Justice on the legality of drone strikes. When asked about the administration's authority to use drones against US citizens on US soil, Attorney General Eric Holder responded, "It is possible, I suppose, to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution and applicable laws of the United States for the President to authorize the military to use lethal force within the territory of the United States." In a hearing earlier today, Republican Senator Ted Cruz asked Attorney General Eric Holder point blank: "Does the Constitution allow a US citizen on US soil to be killed by the US government?" Holder squirmed and then after being asked four times, eventually answered the question; A question to which the answer seems blatantly obvious if you have read the Constitution of the United States. This is absurd. As Rand Paul and others have pointed out, the idea that our government could use deadly force to kill any American it wanted, without due process, on our own soil, is blatantly beyond the bounds of our Constitution.
The Continuing Resolution
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas joined Sean in the show's second hour to discuss his Continuing Resolution amendment to delay funding of Obamacare. "The very first priority of every elected official - Democrat and Republican - should be restoring economic growth, so we can ensure continued strength, prosperity, and opportunity for the next generations. Obamacare does precisely the opposite. It is already hurting small businesses, reducing the hours Americans are allowed to work, forcing employers to drop coverage, and leading to substantial increases in healthcare premiums - especially for young people," said Cruz. Therefore, when the Senate votes on the Continuing Resolution, I intend to offer a "Restore Growth First" amendment which will delay funding of Obamacare. I believe we should continue to delay such funding at least until economic growth returns to historic averages," added Cruz.
Sequester Scare-mongering Continues
Democrats are still doing their best to monopolize on the sequester, insisting that it be blamed on Republicans in Congress instead of their own leader: Barack Obama. They've now set up a website to show the American people how Republicans are "putting tax breaks for the rich over middle-class families." The website fails to mention that the idea for the sequester came from Barack Obama's own White House. All of this is part of Obama's plan to maximize pain on the American people, hoping that Americans will suffer enough by 2014 to vote the Republicans out of office. Need more evidence? click here.