Originally Posted by Marvolo
I never thought the president would bomb his own people without cause. That cause being an absolute extreme one of an american performing an act of terrorism on US soil requiring him to jump through hoops and red tape. Nothing has ever given me reason to think that he would do it for ****s and giggles whenever he pleases. It doesnt matter what cabinet officials say. Where do people come up with this stuff? Its like they forget the checks and balances this country has. And it looks like Rand only did this to get the Lib party media attention.
Even Rand Paul has come out saying that he doesn't actually expect Obama to exercise such power; but it's utterly horrifying when they actually believe that they have it, even if they have no intention on using it. It's a slippery slope that shouldn't be taken.
The President does not have such a power to perform such an action on any American citizen, regardless of the situation. And it's deplorable that anyone would defend such a position.