posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 03:56 PM
originally posted by: benedictus
a reply to: Theeastcoastwest
I don't get it. Why do you think that the constitutional rights of US citizens would apply overseas? You have a constitutional right to bear
arms in your country, but that doesn't mean you have the same right in any other country. Why is this case any different? Or have I misunderstood? (
highly likely BTW)
Yes you misunderstood.
A US citizen visiting some other country is bound by that countries laws of course.
However, if US officials in that country grab that US citizen and hold them in detention let us say at their (the US) embassy, without any formal
charges, etc, then the US officials are technically violating the US citizen's rights.
Now, if that US citizen breaks a local law, then yes, it's a local mater, and his US constitutional rights mean diddly in that country.
However, what they are talking about is US officials acting against a US citizen, while they are in a foreign country.
I personally believe that US officials should treat a US citizen that is in another country, just as they would here in teh US......
But then, that means executing a US citizen by drone with no due process would be murder......right?