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What if One Day We Get a Bad President?

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FRANK J. FLEMING

PJ Media

I believe I have noticed a problem with President Obama’s declaring that he can blow up Americans with drone strikes without due process.

Stick with me here; this is a bit of an esoteric argument. Now, like most people, I celebrate every time Obama obtains more power. Now he can do whatever he feels needs to be done for the country and not be burdened with getting the approval of his lessers first. So the more powerful the presidency, the better for us all. But I had a terrible thought: What if one day we get a bad president?

For instance, take this power to kill Americans with drones. No one worries that Obama will abuse such a power — I mean, we’re talking about a man who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize just for existing. It’s not like he’s ever going to use that power to blow us up (though, according to his lawyers, he legally could… and if he did, we’d just have to assume he had really, really good reasons). But just imagine if that power wound up in the hands of a president like George W. Bush. He’d probably blow up people with the drone all day, thinking he was playing a video game (“I’m gettin’ me a high score!”).

 

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  • http://grumpyelder.com/members/loopyloo/ Loopyloo

    LOL that could never happen, there isn’t ever going to be another President, but if there was Mr. Obama would just leave an executive order so they couldn’t do what he has done. Great post, sad to say the response I gave is what a lot of Obama supporters really believe and who knows at the rate we are going, there may never be another President.