To the Editor:
What power does the president of the United States have to send a U.S. operated, armed drone aircraft over U.S. territory, to target and kill a U.S. citizen?
The answer is none.
The U.S. Constitution is very clear. To deprive a U.S. citizen of their life, liberty or property, there must be due process.
Will that stop a president from straying from his/her oath when convenient or expedient? The Oath of Office in part says, “To protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.”
By some government estimates, in the next 10 years there could be 30,000 drones operating over the U.S. What is your comfort level? Mine is not good at all.