The libertarians and the left...
“He's getting hit from libertarians and the left."
That was Senator Lindsey Graham’s complaint yesterday about those, like myself, who have the audacity to challenge President Obama's belief and flimsy legal justification for the assassination of American citizens via drone attacks – with NO due process other than some arbitrary designation of that citizen as an “enemy combatant”. You can read about it here: Lindsey Graham Urges Colleagues to Support Targeted Killing, Protect Obama From "Libertarians and the Left"
Well, to the Senator, I say: Absolutely, Americans of all political stripes – not just the “left” and libertarians -- have actually read the Constitution, and are not willing to sit by and let ANY President use the so-called War on Terror as an excuse to appoint himself judge, jury and executioner of American citizens.
Protecting and respecting the Constitutional rights of nice people is easy. Respecting the rights of those we don’t like is what is supposed to make America different – and better.
This debate over the government’s “authority” to order the killing of so-called enemy combatants, even if they are American citizens, without anything resembling due process, is just one of the absolutely critical issues we are facing today.
Whether it be the drone program or the mad rush to dismantle the 2nd Amendment, or of course, the inconvenient truth that Washington is doing NOTHING meaningful to address a debt that is rapidly approaching $17 Trillion, never has it been more important for you and I to stand up and be heard.
Without someone crying “Foul”, the establishment politicians will just keep chipping away at liberty, spending us into financial ruin, and seizing more and more power for themselves.
It is the purpose of the Our America Initiative to cry “Foul”, and do so in such a way that we cannot be ignored. We are busy scheduling media appearances and an exciting campus tour for this Spring, and putting the tools in place to mobilize thousands of Americans who want to be heard as the politicians chart the course of the nation for the months and years ahead.
But we must have your help. Your financial support is crucial for all that we are doing. Please go to Our America Initiative today and make a contribution that will go directly to our efforts to fight the destruction of our liberty, our rights, and our economic freedom.
I’m excited. While the challenges are great, never before has the opportunity been greater to mobilize the liberty movement, young people and concerned Americans everywhere who are ready to make a real impact on the policies that affect each and every one of us.
Your support will make it possible for us to seize that opportunity. Go to Our America Initiative today and help us be an effective part of the debate. Or if you prefer, you can send a check to:
Our America Initiative
P.O. Box 1985
Salt Lake City, UT 84110
As always, I truly appreciate your friendship and your support of the important work we are doing.
Gov. Gary Johnson
Our America Initiative
P.S. If you haven’t, please take a moment to read my Daily Caller op-ed about how the government is taking away our rights in the name of making us “safer”. You can read it here: http://ouramericainitiative.com/blog