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The Drone Debate: A Matter of Trust

GPeyton Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 3:30 PM
I have a general distrust of government; I have an extreme distrust of this administration. So no, I'm against the government using drones on US soil. It's worth noting that there were several arrests during the Bush years of suspected terrorists. They didn't simply go in guns blazing and blow away every inside, and they sure as heck didn't send in a drone. Barry and his ilk are power mad. The drone issue is merely one illustration of it.
Anonymous908 Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 4:05 PM
Yes but now the government needs more power and secrecy so they can.... you know, keep us safe.

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...