JEREMY SCAHILL: …you were one of only half-a-dozen members of Congress — not a single senator — to simply state on the record that American citizens have the right not to be assassinated by their own government without due process.
REP. DENNIS KUCINICH: …it’s amazing that we’re in an America where we have to defend the rights of Americans to be free from assassination by their own country… How long is it before some local police department uses a drone to intercept and kill a suspect, and when that becomes commonplace? –Jeremy Scahill and Dennis Kucinich: In Obama’s 2nd Term, Will Dems Challenge U.S. Drones, Killings?
Mr. Kucinich submitted a bill to Congress guaranteeing Americans couldn’t be assassinated by Uncle Sam without due process a year before the drone assassination of American imam Anwar al-Awlaki — and 2 weeks later, his 16 yr-old American son because, as Obama front-man Robert Gibbs put it, “he should have a far more responsible father.” Only six of “our” 535 public servants in Congress would support it. 529 of them apparently thought that assassinating the folks they are supposed to protect and serve — and who elect and pay them — is just fine.
So one of the things that can happen here is your assassination by Uncle Sam — and coming soon perhaps, by your local cop-shop.