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The Drone Debate: A Matter of Trust

hagar2 Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 7:43 AM
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? Well I'd like to say trust but verify which is what Rand Paul was asking for verification of the Administrations position.As to me I can think of no valid reason to use an attack drone on a US citizen in the US short of all out invasion. You might as well ask about B52 carpet bombing while you are at it. McCain and Graham have gone over to the dark side on this issue. If my civil liberties are not respected by my government then the rational for that government no longer exists.
Seawolf Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 8:18 AM
The rational for THIS gov't no longer exists IMO...they work for US, over 75% say they don't want obamacare for instance, but he shoved it through anyway by lies and corrupt bribes. It will destroy the healthcare system and bankrupt the nation..that's treason and reason enough to impeach him. The only ally we have in the ME is Israel, this fool gives Egypt, the first country that attacked Israel in the past and who is now led by people who'se forerunners were alighned with the nazis, F-16's and 200 of the best tanks in the world, who will they attack, other arabs? treason.

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...