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Drone Lobbyist Objects to Word "Drone"

dtaylor944 Wrote: Mar 24, 2013 1:12 PM
The use of drones in any situation that preserves life is ok with me. however any time the government uses things, you can bet it will not all be for acceptable reasons. Don't worry about the border because none of the government is worried about it. We are a world power that can't or won't seal it's own borders. History will look back at this time and see it as the most idiotic of all. Where our power and our freedom was simply removed without a shot.

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the United States' counterterrorism measures has come under intense scrutiny, most prominently during Sen. Rand Paul's marathon filibuster on March 6. Sen. Paul raised the issue with regard to the Obama Administration potentially using the tactic within the legal boundaries of the United States, and against American citizens abroad.

Of course, Sen. Paul and the media at large rarely use the term "unmanned aerial vehicle." In the course of Sen. Paul's filibuster, he used the term precisely once. He said "drone" 245 times. Now the President and CEO of the Association for...