It's inconsistent no matter how you cut it.
Edit: They're fine with the government potentially forcing them to adhere to the sexual morals they believe the Bible admonishes them to practice, but not to the societal morals the Bible directs them to practice. Taking care of the poor? That's between me and my church. You taking care not to have anything up your ass or sex out of wedlock/pregnancy you don't intend to keep? That's for me and my government to stop you from doing.
Last edited by khuxford; 01-07-2012 at 06:50 PM.
And you know better than that.
It's far more likely that someone piloting the drone/soldiers making the kill/grab will be told "this person is a terrorist plotting to kill people/etc."
And you know that. So stop.
Are there hurdles? Of course. But it's not "nearly impossible." The number of new businesses that start (and fail, when looking at say the food industry) proves that false.
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And if any president was caught abusing this power, it wouldn't just take him down, it would take down his entire administration and sully his party for a generation. Clinton lied about a BJ and was almost impeached. Can you imagine if he would have ordered Starr to be whacked. The half-life of radioactivity of the Democratic party would be 25 years.
So let's play your scenario through (just as I do with truthers to show how stupid they are). President orders a hit on some political rival, innocent person or whatever. By the time the word gets down to Seal Team 6, some AF drone pilot or the CIA it looks like its a legit hit. Guy dies, hits the news and revealed that he was innocent. Whoever did the hit would be legally immune if he testified. I've met and worked with high-level Tier 1, Spec Ops guys. Not only are they tougher and smarter than the average soldier, they are more mature and of higher morals. If some SF guys found out they were ordered to do a hit under BS circumstances they would be livid and would make sure that knowledge was put out in the public and the people who abused the process were held accountable.
You know who reported the abuses at Abu-Ghraib? A low-level enlisted man who saw the pics and knew they were wrong. This Jason Bourne/Treadstone fantasy about how the government "really" works belongs on infowars or Prison Planet with all the other goons.
"Lincoln also did it" is not an excuse to step all over the constitution. Lincoln may have done a great job during the Civil War, but he didn't do a PERFECT job.