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The Drone Debate: A Matter of Trust

cottontail Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 7:52 AM
No, No, No..........No remote control spying or killing aircraft for any reason. S.W.A.T. teams make mistakes. It has been documented. So far people who were the subject of these mistakes have been embarrassed, but are still alive. What about the safety concern that should come with mixing remote control aircraft in the skies with passenger carrying aircraft.? What will DHS response be when one of these drones crosses paths with a commuter airplane full of innocents? "Mistakes were made........sorry about that"? No, No, No!!!
Corbett_ Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 9:57 AM
Actually every year, SWAT teams kill innocent people.
Texas Chris Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 9:57 AM
"So far people who were the subject of these mistakes have been embarrassed, but are still alive."

Not all of them.

In conversations with those opposed to the notion of drone attacks against U.S. citizens, on or away from American soil, I ask a question as a consistency test:

Is your opposition based on a blanket principle that no President should have such power, or is it a spurred by a mistrust of the current administration?

In many cases I get the first answer, so I know I am engaged with a libertarian mindset, which I always respect and often share. We should always take great pause before empowering government to take bold action unilaterally that could result in loss of life...