So I asked a question: If I became president by illegal means(bribery, murder, extortion), are my orders lawful after becoming president? Are those who follow my orders breaking the law?
Let's say I run for president. I have a billion or more to back up my campaign. Using my funds, I hire people to kill my opposition, or blackmail them by drugging and putting a hooker in their room. I have paid TV reporters who keep planting phony stories about my opponents. I win the election, but there is opposition/protesters/loud congressman-So I order drone strikes on everyone and their families, and tell my best general to black ops assassinate anyone else opposed to me.
Were my orders lawful? Did the soldiers who followed the orders break the law? And, what could be done if this actually happened?
People edited my question, then it was put on hold, because the edits made it "Unclear". What are you people doing?