When you read about the assassination of an American citizen by the U.S. Government, you may be tempted to think of it as an isolated action. But before that assassination was carried out, the Justice Department actually wrote a opinion laying out a legal theory under which the killing of U.S. citizens without due process is acceptable. Killing Americans without trial is now part of administration policy toward the people of the United States.
I’d love to tell you more about the Obama Administration’s legal opinion. But your government won’t comment on the opinion and refuses to release the opinion for public view:
“A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment. The administration officials refused to disclose the exact legal analysis used to authorize targeting Aulaqi, or how they considered any Fifth Amendment right to due process.”
You’re subject to a legal stance that could kill you — and that legal stance itself is an official secret.