We already know that the President can order the extrajudicial killing of American citizens.
How would you like indefinite imprisonment for certain classifications or prisoners.
Give the Feds an inch (by passive acceptance of emergency powers during a crisis--like what we did with the Patriot Act) and they will take a mile. A precedent has been set, and the power is never, ever relinquished, only expanded. We're screwed.
|With the stroke of a pen, the president can "legally" kill a citizen deemed an enemy.|
...to keep you safe, you know...
How long before they declare original intent constitutionalists as enemies and apply these principles to us?
Totalitarian shifts occur in dribs and drabs, just like this. Do you doubt it?