Friday, May 24, 2024
American University
A project of the Rev. James B. Simpson Fellowship at American University’s School of Communication

In battle, combatants engaged in war against America get no due process and may lawfully be killed. But citizens not in a battlefield – however despicable – are guaranteed a trial by our Constitution. No one argues that Americans who commit treason shouldn’t be punished. The maximum penalty for treason is death. But the Constitution specifies the process necessary to convict.

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In battle, combatants engaged in war against America get no due process and may lawfully be killed. But citizens not in a battlefield - however despicable - are guaranteed a trial by our Constitution. No one argues that Americans who commit treason shouldn’t be punished. The maximum penalty for treason is death. But the Constitution specifies the process necessary to convict.
— Rand Paul