Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. ODon

    ODon said, over 1 year ago

    A bad guy with a bomb vs a good guy with a drone?

  2. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    I think droning people is every bit as damaging to our long-term interests as waterboarding.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    O is hanging right in there with Bush, dectra, Read what happened to habeas corpus in the 2012 defense appropriations bill.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    “…nor be deprived of life, libery, or property, without due process of law;…

    RIP Amendment V

  5. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, over 1 year ago

    Add US citizens in the US to the list now.

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t get this one. I don’t know anyone going around talking about how bad drones are. Sorry it is how we fight wars at least in part. Bush started it and Obama expanded on drones in war. Do you want to endanger more people?

  7. ninety_nine_percent

    ninety_nine_percent said, over 1 year ago

    Right Michael, like a Republican president would not do the same. GW Bush and Obama have not daylight between them on this topic.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @Chillbilly

    I agree.

  9. charliekane

    charliekane said, over 1 year ago

    Drone strikes by President Romney would have been courageous acts in defense of our country. This is hard for Ramierez, because Obama does not fit the narrative here.

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @jack75287

    What they are doing with drones is being done somewhat quietly, as in allowing them to execute American citizens abroad who are “suspected” of being “enemy combatants”. You can find more information by using " drones courts american citizens " in a search. That court ruling kind of scraps the fifth amendment as I noted above.
    As for another item, the ubiquitous they are quietly allowing police to use drones in contradiction to the fourth amendment which 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….”. A search using " police drones " will give you more information on this, but it’s basically spy planes on the citizens.

  11. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 1 year ago

    We can start to call ourselves civilized when there is a stop to illegal wars, shock and awe, torture, and drone strikes. And while we’re at it, eliminate the term “war on terror” which is a contrived term to sanction escalating the retaliation on criminal acts.

  12. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    But it’s okay if a Republican does it.

  13. dtriedel

    dtriedel GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    ^ Of course; how quickly we forget.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    More conservative hypocrisy. None of you made a peep when Gonzalez was scratching out parts of the Constitution that didn’t agree with Bush policies & you’d be cheering Romney on for expanding drone strikes to America’s poverty stricken neighborhoods.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Amazing how they forget Aschroft, Yoo, and Gonzales saying “kill anyone, anywhere, any time”, the “Patriot Act” (stage one that yes, passed a panicked Congress where opposition was deemed “treason” in the media and White House announcements).


    While concerned indeed about this whole discussion on the Constitutionality of Obama doing exactly what “W” and Cheney did, it IS the mood of the country since 9/11/01. Which, a naturalized American citizen (he’s now labeled as born here, not) who renounced his citizenship, and has openly, on tape, declared war on the U.S., and called specifically for killing Americans, and American troops, and taken foreign citizenship, does NOT have protections under the Constitution, after committing treason, and calling for war against the U.S..


    The ACLU often takes a stance I disagree with, but, their view is toward the widest possible PROTECTION of citizens rights. I also don’t care for their internal organizational operations sometimes, but again, they get a lot of folks asking for help, and must “pick and choose” issues and cases.


    A more “moderate” view and interpretation is often taken by Ron Wyden, who, after years on the Intelligence Committee was, rightly, against invading Iraq, and has also expressed concerns over “evidence” presented, where he often cannot, due to “classified” information, tell all he knows, which may indeed be counter to administration “lines”,whether “W’s”, or Obama’s. Which, btw, “moderate” means taking both or multiple sides, information sources, etc, into account, and standing for intelligent decisions. Which is why neither right nor left in today’s America, accepts “moderate”, when snap judgements rule tiny minds, and emotions.

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