Last Wednesday, we witnessed a rare moment.
The fact that it was a rare moment is, in and of itself, disgusting for it SHOULD be the most common of moments as to go without notice.
The moment was as uncommon as common sense.
For just short of 13 hours a Senator from Kentucky stood on the floor and asked a simple question.
He wanted to know whether or not the president…ANY president, had the authority to kill an American citizen, on American soil, that was an unarmed noncombatant who was not, at the time of his or her droning, actively engaged in an ongoing act of terror or violence.
Last Wednesday was not the first time the senator had asked the question. In fact, he had asked and asked the question both verbally and in writing.
In a nutshell, the answers he received were, “We have no intention of doing that” and, “We have never done that before.”
To those who provided those responses, thank you for answering questions not asked.
The senator from Kentucky did not ask whether or not this had been done before.
The senator from Kentucky did not ask if there was any intent to do it in the future.
The senator from Kentucky simply wanted to know if the president believes he has the AUTHORITY to do it.
There are only two options when it comes to the answer.