Senator Rand Paul wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times yesterday, where he expressed concerns over "David J. Barron, a Harvard law professor and a former acting assistant attorney general," who apparently wrote legal memos while working for the DOJ in support of assassinating Americans without charge or trial away from a battlefield.
Senator Paul brings up the most important topic in American history, and yet a topic that nobody really wants to discuss.
I think it is important to note that David J. Barron is, quite literally, a traitor to the United States if he did in fact support the assassination of American citizens using drones.
Our Constitution in Article III defines treason as:
"Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort."
What are American citizens, but those who created the States, the people of those States. Levying war against the States means levying war against the People. Is it war on the People when you target and kill just one? How about a couple? What about just Americans in one town, or State? Or just Americans of a certain viewpoint?
Signing a legal memo to justify using a weapon of warfare...let me repeat that, a weapon of war employing air to ground missiles and laser guided bombs, against the People, one or many, is a textbook definition of treason.
David J. Barron is an enemy of the American people.
It is amazing how far this nation has fallen, where the most paradigmatic anti-American act of treason is shrugged off by the populace. But it is what it is. I read the other day that those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it, while those who do are doomed to watch those around them repeat it. And so it goes.
And we will most certainly repeat it. We are 1930s Germany at this very moment in time, and once our judiciary gets filled with the likes of Ernest Janning, and our benches are populated with traitors the likes of Barron, who cheerlead for unchecked and unconstitutional government power at every turn (including the most frightening fascist example, as in the case of assassination), then there will be no hope left for the American people.
The experiment will have run its course. This isn't hyperbole. This is our reality.