ppoint2make, you bring up some valid points. Government does receive its authority through the consent of the governed. Government is established to create a legal system that each individual is required to abide by, they are also obligated to enforce these laws equally. There is no entity that is allowed to disregard the law, this would include government itself.
So we are in agreement where the authority is derived from, which brings me back to the original question:
What law, U.S. law or international law gives the president of the United States the power to assassinate a human being outside of a war zone? To be more specific, murder is illegal, so once this is acknowledged, where, anywhere, is the president of the United States immune from criminal prosecution for confessed criminal activity? How can the POTUS conspire to murder American citizens on foreign soil and be allowed to continue this type of activity without the requirement to divulge how this authority is derived? There are members of Congress that are requesting this information, but the dictator of America refuses to even acknowledge the request.
Getting back to the consent of the governed, every poll states that the majority of American citizens do not want terrorist activity to be conducted by their government, in their name! Killing civilians in a sovereign nation is the definition of terrorist activity and the American people want it to stop! There is no such thing as a peaceful bomb! The Federal government of the United States has gone rogue, the central government now is more similar to a fascist form of government than it is to a representative republic!