Fiscal Responsbility Texas House
August 27, 2017, 12:50 pm
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The Texas House of Representatives was given a grade on their votes for fiscal issues in this past House session and special session. Passing grade is 70 % although I have to admit for me it is much higher, say 90%. However let us stick with the grades as given by Empower Texans, here is the URL if you want to see it for yourself: https://index.empowertexans.com/indexes/2017-index/house#tables

It is disheartening to see how many of those who claim to be Republicans failed even the 70% mark. However it is obvious that this would be the case, these people are really not Republicans, they are Republicrats instead. They kowtow to the Demoncrats and give away the house.

Name                                            District                                         Party                    Grade

Ron Simmons 65 Republican


Dennis Paul

129 Republican


James White

19 Republican


Andrew Murr

53 Republican


Cecil Bell

3 Republican


DeWayne Burns

58 Republican


Brooks Landgraf

81 Republican


Drew Springer

68 Republican


Jodie Laubenberg

89 Republican


Ed Thompson

29 Republican


Giovanni Capriglione

98 Republican


Gary Elkins

135 Republican


Wayne Faircloth

23 Republican


Justin Holland

33 Republican


Dennis Bonnen

25 Republican


James Frank

69 Republican


Leighton Schubert

13 Republican


Morgan Meyer

108 Republican


Tom Oliverson

130 Republican


Phil King

61 Republican


Tom Craddick

82 Republican


Kevin Roberts

126 Republican


Jay Dean

7 Republican


Rick Miller

26 Republican


Tan Parker

63 Republican


Tony Dale

136 Republican


Jim Murphy

133 Republican


Lynn Stucky

64 Republican


Charles Anderson

56 Republican


Dade Phelan

21 Republican


Larry Phillips

62 Republican


John Smithee

86 Republican


Paul Workman

47 Republican


Angie Button

112 Republican


John Frullo

84 Republican


John Wray

10 Republican


Scott Cosper

54 Republican


Dan Flynn

2 Republican


Cindy Burkett

113 Republican


Linda Koop

102 Republican


Phil Stephenson

85 Republican


Todd Hunter

32 Republican


Kyle Kacal

12 Republican


Geanie Morrison

30 Republican


Walter Price

87 Republican


John Zerwas

28 Republican


Larry Gonzales

52 Republican


Stan Lambert

71 Republican


Jason Villalba

114 Republican


Trent Ashby

57 Republican


Ernest Bailes

18 Republican


Lance Gooden

4 Republican


J.M. Lozano

43 Republican


Chris Paddie

9 Republican


Charlie Geren

99 Republican


Dan Huberty

127 Republican


John Raney

14 Republican


Travis Clardy

11 Republican


Drew Darby

72 Republican


Ken King

88 Republican


Lyle Larson

122 Republican


Gary VanDeaver

1 Republican


Byron Cook

8 Republican


John Kuempel

44 Republican


J.D. Sheffield

59 Republican


Hugh Shine

55 Republican


Joe Pickett

79 Democrat


Terry Canales

40 Democrat


Sarah Davis

134 Republican


Ryan Guillen

31 Democrat


Richard Raymond

42 Democrat


Oscar Longoria

35 Democrat


Jarvis Johnson

139 Democrat


Tracy King

80 Democrat


Joe Deshotel

22 Democrat


Sergio Muñoz

36 Democrat


Abel Herrero

34 Democrat


Eddie Lucio

38 Democrat


Barbara Gervin-Hawkins

120 Democrat


R.D. Guerra

41 Democrat


Victoria Neave

107 Democrat


Eddie Rodriguez

51 Democrat


Ramon Romero

90 Democrat


Tomas Uresti

118 Democrat


Roland Gutierrez

119 Democrat


Nicole Collier

95 Democrat


Harold Dutton

142 Democrat


Poncho Nevárez

74 Democrat


Roberto Alonzo

104 Democrat


Carol Alvarado

145 Democrat


Rafael Anchia

103 Democrat


Diego Bernal

123 Democrat


Ana Hernandez

143 Democrat


Eric Johnson

100 Democrat


Ina Minjarez

124 Democrat


Senfronia Thompson

141 Democrat


Alma Allen

131 Democrat


Yvonne Davis

111 Democrat


Dawnna Dukes

46 Democrat


Helen Giddings

109 Democrat


René Oliveira

37 Democrat


Armando Walle

140 Democrat


Philip Cortez

117 Democrat


Mary González

75 Democrat


Donna Howard

48 Democrat


Celia Israel

50 Democrat


Joseph Moody

78 Democrat


Ron Reynolds

27 Democrat


Shawn Thierry

146 Democrat


Hubert Vo

149 Democrat


Diana Arévalo

116 Democrat


Cesar Blanco

76 Democrat


Gina Hinojosa

49 Democrat


Mary Perez

144 Democrat


Justin Rodriguez

125 Democrat


Gene Wu

137 Democrat


Garnet Coleman

147 Democrat


Armando Martinez

39 Democrat


Chris Turner

101 Democrat


Jessica Farrar

148 Democrat


Lina Ortega

77 Democrat


Toni Rose

110 Democrat


Joe Straus

121 Republican


Of course as the speaker of the House Joe Straus doesn’t vote, but he is the one who decides what issues even get to committee, and what committee it is. He also is responsible for the chairs of each of the committees. He has said that he would not allow the governors agenda to be passed, even though it is the agenda that the people of the State of Texas, at least the majority since there are some democrats in the State, but the majority of the citizens wanted this agenda to pass.

As a member of the Constitution Party of Texas I am not surprised, since Republicrats and Demopublicans are really one and the same. It is time for this to change, we need those who believe in the Constitution as the law of the land, to come over to our party, join us and rid us of these career politicians who want to line their own pockets at the expense of we the citizens (taxpayers) of the State of Texas. Come and be a part of the solution, lets end this stranglehold that the Progressives have on Austin, let us bring back the Constitution and its guarantees of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In other words get the government off our backs and out of our wallets.

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Does it have to be R or D?
August 26, 2017, 8:10 am
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In the last Presidential election, we had 4 candidates running for the office. You had a Democrat, a Republican (Populist), a Libertarian and a Green Party candidate. Of course we all knew it had to be either the Republican or the Democrat who would win. The other two were too far out in the wasteland of not even getting into the debates. So which of the two REAL candidates did we want to be President of the United States.

Neither of these candidates was especially loveable, so we picked the one that was the better fighter of the two who we really did not want. Now we have a divided nation, and in many ways the left has decided that Bernie would have won so RESIST the Republican. We end up with riots in the streets, with the Antifa and BLM burning buildings, and cars and attacking anyone who is not on their side. Then you have the KKK, the Neo-Nazis and those who seem to think they are the better race (White Supremacists) on the other side. Personally I am amazed that we have so much anarchy, I was horrified at what happened in Charlottesville VA, especially that the Police did nothing until it was way too late to stop the mayhem.

They say there was no stand down order, that makes it even more confusing, why was that murderer with a car able to kill and maim so many people with that many police out there? This is not the first riot, we saw another in Phoenix this past week, again it was Trump supporters, that got caught in the street after the rally. Antifa with clubs and other fun things ready to do major harm to anyone who got in their way.

What is really so surprising to me is that there was an alternative candidate, running as an independent in many states, simply because of the stranglehold the Rs and Ds have on the election process. If you don’t have millions of dollars, so that you can pay each state to let you on the ballot, or pay to have professional pollsters out on the streets getting the thousands of signatures needed to get on the ballot you cannot run. In some states the candidates were actually able to run under their party label. Many times as write-in candidates, but they were on the ballot in all 50 states. I heard it said though that a third party candidate cannot win, we have to pick the lesser of the two EVILS!

Wake up America to the reality that we need to rid ourselves of the two EVILS! The 5th party in that race was the Constitution Party of the United States. The two parties that now run our nation are no longer Constitutional parties. Let us understand that these really are two EVILS in our midst. These two parties are the twins they are more concerned with their own pockets being filled than with doing what is right for the nation. They even exempt themselves from following the laws that you and I have to live under, they expect preferential treatment, they make obscene salaries, well above what you and I make. Not only that but they are now PROFESSIONAL POLITICIANS they assume they will be able to stay in D. C. until they decide to retire.

They are the ones who tax you and I to death, so they can live high on the hog in their little political bubble called Washington D. C. and many live in mansions not houses. It is time to wake up to the truth, take a look at your Senators and your representatives. How often does your Senator get out and talk to you, about once in every 6 years, when he or she is running for re-election.

Well the Constitution Party is made up of everyday people, when we run for elected office it is to be there for a term or two and then get back to living our lives at home. The State of New Jersey now has a Constitutional Party candidate on the ballot running for Governor, wonder if the Rs and Ds are even concerned about him? I hope they are because he has an excellent chance to become the next governor of that State. Matt Riccardi is that candidate, check him out. He believes in the Constitution and that will mean that he will govern with the rights of all people in his mind and heart. It cost a lot to get him on that ballot, but he is there and he will be running hard in New Jersey to become their next governor.

In the Presidential election of 1860 there were four candidates running for President, there were actually two democrats because the democrat party had split over the issue of slavery. So the Southern Democratic party ran John C Breckinridge who was of course a true southern Democrat. He held and wanted to keep the slaves he had. The Northern Democrats  ran Stephen A. Douglas, a moderate, he wanted to insure that slavery would be continued in the south to keep the nation together. Then there was the Constitutional Union they ran a man named John Bell, this was a party made up of the old Whig party and a couple of other minor parties. The Republican party which was formed in 1854 and by 1860 had replaced the Whig party. They ran Abraham Lincoln for President.

As we all know, Lincoln won that election. He was not well known outside his own State of Illinois even though he had been active in politics for a number of years. He won the presidency because people decided that he was the right man to bring the nation together. He was against slavery, and received almost no votes from the southern states, he actually carried only 18 states, but it gave him 180 electoral votes. He received 1,865, 908 votes or 39.8% of the popular vote. The other 3 candidates received the rest of the votes or almost 60% of the vote.

So although he was not considered a 3rd party candidate, he really was a minority candidate, he won somewhat like Trump did because he carried the states that he needed to win the election. Had one of the other men won, the Southern States would probably not seceded, and the war would not have happened and slavery would have continued. However he did win and 7 confederate states seceded prior to his inauguration. The original capital of the Confederacy was established in Montgomery, Alabama. Later it was moved to Richmond VA.

So why not start now to change the landscape of this nation, the Constitution Party of the United States may very well fit your belief structures a lot better than the two EVILS that we now have running our country. We believe in smaller government, because the Constitution spells out what the Federal government can and cannot do and we believe that it is the law of the land. It is time to rid us of the bureaucracy of Washington D. C. and return the power to the people of this nation. The 10th Amendment states that the powers not given by the Constitution to the Federal government, belongs to the States and the People. Lets take the government back into our own hands. Find out in your own State about your Constitution Party and join us in working to right the wrongs of the two EVILS!

For me it is the Constitution Party of Texas http://www.cptexas.us come and take a look and join us as we work to turn it around in Texas.

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My view: Restore the foundation | Deseret News
October 10, 2016, 5:23 pm
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The Founding Fathers of the United States considered the United States Constitution to be a written binding contract between the people of the nation and those who we select to hold positions of respo

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Interview of Darrell Castle
August 23, 2016, 4:29 pm
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Darrell Castle is the Candidate for POTUS on the Constitution Party Ticket. If you live in TX he is a write in candidate. He will be interviewed by Glenn Beck on The Blaze TV 24 Aug 2016 at 11:00 am Eastern. There will also be a live online link at http://www.glennbeck.com/publish/live_player/ later in the afternoon there will be an audio recording posted to http://www.soundcloud.com/glennbeck it promises to be an interesting interview.

Darrell is very much a Constitutional man, he believes that our nation is on the wrong track and that we need to return to our Constitutional roots. You have heard that we are a democracy, we are not, we are a Constitutional Republic. You may ask so, what’s the difference? In a Constitutional Republic we are interested in people, if you read the Constitution it is all about people being in control of their lives, not the government. In a democracy it is the Majority Rules, in other words if the majority says that people must eat only healthy foods, as put forth by the Food and Drug Administration, then that is the law and you have to obey it. In a Constitutional Republic you choose what to eat, when to eat, etc. You make choices in your life, of course you are also responsible for whatever the consequences of your choices.

If you can please watch the interview, or listen to the interview. I know I will do so. Tell me what you think, is this the man we need in the Oval Office? I personally believe he is, please let me know what you think.

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Against politics as usual

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, two people who personify politics as usual. Clinton has been in politics for about 40 years, Trump has been also involved in buying and selling politicians for his own gain. He is a “dealmaker” same as a politician. Please note that now that he is the presumptive nominee for the Republican side of the house, his tune is changing.

Well I have left Republican and Democrat parties because neither of them stand for anything other than gimme money and power for me and then we can continue to lie to the American people about who we are.

I have found a party that actually stands for the Constitution and the very first principal they have is Sanctity of Life! The Constitution Party has President and Vice President candidates, of course you don’t hear about them as the Media is in the pockets of the ruling class. Their platform stands for we the people as spelled out in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It is time we rid ourselves of our elites or political royalty and get back to citizen legislators and Presidents. What we have now is people who think they are better and smarter than the rest of us. We need people in office who understand the reality of our Constitutional Republic. We are not a democracy, that was Greece and it died because of the chaos of that form of governing. We are a Republic, and it is why we have lasted over 200 years and will continue to do so if we can get back to our roots. This country was formed with Judeo-Christian principles, we were not formed as a Christian nation, but rather a nation that believed in the ideas propagated by the scriptures and writings of the ancient Fathers of Judaism and Christianity, as well as people such as John Locke.

We have strayed way too far from the ideals of this nation, and we are now on a path to destruction. We have WAY too many entanglements with outside interests, it is time for our nation to rethink our policies, not to be isolationist, but to look at our entanglements with other nations and then begin to untangle and, stand for freedom, and equality of persons.

The Declaration of Independence states the case quite well.”We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” We have strayed far from these truths, and we are losing our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as the Federal Government takes over more and more of our lives. When the Federal Government tells us what we can and cannot feed our children, when they have taken away our ability to choose what kind of school lunch we have for our children, that is getting into our business at an unprecedented level. They have taken away our parental right to take care of our own children. It is high time  we take back our nation from these elitists in Washington D. C. and begin again to govern ourselves and tell the elites to pack up and go away.

What do you think? Are you ready to take back our country? Vote for a return to the Constitution and stop the take over of our nation by these Republicrats in Washington. Check out the Constitution Party and our candidates for office. If you live in Texas check out the Constitution Party of Texas. http://cptexas.us/home/ I have joined and I invite you to do so as well. Take back our nation, learn the principles that were and should again be used to govern our country.

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President (Emperor) Acting Unilaterally
January 28, 2014, 7:03 pm
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At the State of the Union tonight according to John Podesta presidential advisor, the President will talk about taking action as he pleases since Congress will not move quickly enough on his priorities. The only problem with this is that he does not have the Constitutional authority to act without the House and Senate passing the laws for his to enforce. Of course this president will only enforce the laws that he likes and will ignore laws that he does not like.

If you want to see and hear the truth about this President, the man who would be emperor, then listen to him tonight. I find it reprehensible that this man is acting as if he were completely in charge and there was no Congress to actually debate the issues and pass the laws that would give him authority to do what he is doing. If he doesn’t like a law he will issue instructions that it is not to be enforced, yet it is his job to insure that the laws of this nation are enforced. He is supposed to be a Constitutional Scholar, but, he acts as if there was no Constitution in this nation of ours.

Of course it is not only Obama who acts like this, a number of Democratic Senators intervened with a Supreme Court case today, the case of Hobby Lobby against Obamacare forcing them to go against their own religious beliefs. The court has not heard the case yet, it will in a few weeks, but these people have decided to file a brief with the Court stating that the Corporation owners cannot cite their religious belief as a reason to deny coverage to their employees for contraception, and abortion under Obamacare.

It seems to me that the progressive (read Liberal/Socialist) manner of thinking and acting is going to destroy the freedoms that we have enjoyed in this great nation since the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were written and the Constitution was amended by the first 10 amendments. This president has done some terrible things including lying to the American People with his repeated statements about keeping your existing insurance and Doctor, and his statements regarding the murder of our people in Benghazi, being a reaction to a film about Mohammed. Folks you have voted for this man twice, and he continues to ignore the will of the American People, when will you begin to wake up and realize that this President, wants nothing more that to be a Dictator in Chief not Commander in Chief.

Supreme Court and First Amendment
November 12, 2013, 11:48 am
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Constitution Daily has an article regarding the First Amendment and a case that was heard last week by the Supreme Court of the United States.

I was going to comment on this on their website, but, they require that you have a Facebook account, I will never have a Facebook account since the Federal Government has free rein to read the content and to garner your personal information from that place. So I will write here what I see as the truth about this and other decisions that the “High court” has made and hope that this time they will do the right thing.

It seems to me that we have gone far afield from the actual First Amendment. Even Jefferson, upon whom the Court has relied so heavily did not say that there was to be no prayer. His letter to the Baptists was simply to say that the government could not interfere in their practices. The First Amendment clearly says, that the Congress of the United States shall make no law restricting our religious practices. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” it does not mention any wall of separation and historically there was no restrictions on what could or could not be said from the pulpit. In the years when Jefferson was President, he authorized the use of the Capitol building for religious services every Sunday. The Courts have decided that we are not allowed to worship as we wish, and the IRS has further restricted our ability to speak from the pulpit.

It is my fervent prayer that this will be reversed. That we will be returned to our original freedom of worship. The federal government for too long has been allowed to meddle in the affairs of the people, they have grown into a leviathan that threatens to destroy every freedom we have enjoyed. We are already restricted by this government, they have even gone so far as to refer to Veterans and members of the opposition as terrorists. It is high time that the courts went back to their proper role as judges not as legislators. Stop making law from the bench, and go back to strict interpretation of the law of the land (The Constitution). Give back our right to assemble, to speak our minds and to worship freely as was the intent of the framers of our Constitution.

It is time that we the people reasserted our rightful place in the scheme of things, we are the proper place for the power of this nation, not our Political Royalty (Professional Politicians). We need to reassert ourselves, let us call for a Constitution Amending by the States as it allows in the Constitution. Not a new Constitution, but amending the one we have to make clear that we the people are the ones who actually hold the power.

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Eric Holder – Destroyer of the Constitution
July 20, 2013, 9:14 am
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A new article in the Washington Times speaks about the Attorney General of the United States telling the Police in Florida that they have to hold the evidence in the Zimmerman trial. That of course means that he thinks they will be able to find something new in this case. He is looking to file criminal charges against Zimmerman under the Hate Crimes law. Of course the FBI, Florida State Police, the local police and the Court/Jury have already done all this and NO EVIDENCE of racial hatred was found.

Under the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution, George Zimmerman is allowed to carry a gun for personal protection, and under the 4th Amendment to the Constitution, Zimmerman is supposed to be secure in the persons, papers, houses and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures. The Attorney General of the United States is sworn to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the United States. Instead this AG has decided to trample all over the Constitution, depriving private citizens of their rights and trying to trump up charges against them where there is no evidence to support his assertions. He has made repeated references to the Stand your Ground statute, however, this had nothing to do with the George Zimmerman trial. Zimmerman was tried for murder 2, not for standing his ground, and the Jury found him not guilty by reason of self-defense.

I find it reprehensible that our Federal Government would trample the Constitution into the dirt, and take away the rights of the American People. Know this you who may be reading this blog, today it is George Zimmerman, tomorrow it may be you. Fascists don’t care about law, they change it to suit their wants. After the Fascists/Nazi’s took control in Germany they began to systematically destroy those that they hated. Gypsies, Jews, the infirm. The people in Germany said nothing, the government then went after anyone who spoke against what was happening, finally they went after Christians. The government in the United States has begun to go after people in this country, the Infernal Revenue Service investigating people and groups who want to express their views as the 1st Amendment says they can. The NSA keeping records on everyone in this nation and soon you might just see some of us picked up as dangerous to the nation because we do speak out.

I realize that those of you who keep getting your benefits from the Feds, will want to keep your status and so I don’t really expect you to get upset when others are treated unfairly, but for those of us who are not afraid to speak out, please do so. These infringements on our Constitutional rights must be stopped. Support the movement to abolish the IRS, if your representatives won’t move toward a fair tax system, then replace them. Many of them have been in office way too long, it is time to retire them and bring new and conservative blood into the system.

Stand up and be counted!

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The Third Amendment
March 26, 2013, 10:07 am
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The third Amendment to the Constitution reads: “No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.”

That seems to be pretty open and shut, no soldier is to be quartered in your home, without your consent, in peace time. In a time when we are at war, that will be changed but only under the law, which is to be written by the Congress of the United States. The Federal Government may not, except, in grievous circumstances place troops in your home. Now what are those grievous circumstances? Well we must be at war, there must be laws written by Congress and signed by the President, specifying the reasons and the time of the billet within your home. I would think it might be in a time when the war is on our own doorstep. If it is a war being fought on foreign soil then there would be no need for soldiers to be billeted in your home.

Even if there were riots in the streets and the President declares martial law, this amendment says no to billeting of soldiers in private homes without the consent of the homeowner. Martial law, is not a declaration of war against an enemy, it is needed only in certain instances, and for limited times. The only body with the power to declare war is the Congress of the United States, the House and Senate, not the President.

Next post will look at the 4th Amendment. Until then have a great day.

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Rand Paul Constitutional Arguments

Rand Paul gave some wonderful reasons why it is illegal to kill an American Citizen, on American soil. The Bill of Rights, Amendment 4 states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Amendment 5 states: “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without the due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

In other words, an American citizen, on American soil, may not be killed by some politician or operative of the government. If there has been no indictment, and no trial by a jury, and no judgement of the death penalty, yet our Department of (In)justice, Attorney General can’t give a simple answer to the question of whether or not a drone can kill an American Citizen on American Soil. This is not a Dictatorship, nor are we ruled by a King or Emperor. It is time and past time to rein in this government.

People including myself, have asked for the military to take a hand in protecting our borders, since the Mexican Federales fire on our people all the time, but our military cannot be used to protect our country. Here is the wrong in all of this, the military cannot protect us, but can be used to kill us in DIRECT Contravention of the Posse Comitatus law. This law was passed after the War between the States. It can be found in 18 USC § 1385 and basically says you cannot use the armed forces of the United States Federal Government as a law enforcement group inside the United States. This is why the very idea of having a drone strike against an US Citizen is reprehensible. It is morally bankrupt policy when it is used even overseas to kill a terror suspect, along with whatever innocent people may be around them at the time.

Write to your congress persons, your senators and tell them what you think about even the possibility of such an act inside our nation.

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