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The Drone Debate: A Matter of Trust

NavVette Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 5:59 AM
"citizenship dissolves once someone takes up arms against the country". Ummm, no. It does not. We were given the right to bear arms against those who would take our freedom. That includes our OWN government. Thomas Jefferson expressed the view that "a little rebellion now and then is a good thing" for America. Would we really have wanted drones used against farmers angry over conditions in Massachusetts in 1786, or the Coal Miner War in West Virginia in the early '20s, or Ruby Ridge or Waco?
Paul4474 Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 6:52 AM
If that same person is on foreign soil and takes up arms against us--then YES, citizenship DOES DISSOLVE at that time. Mark Levin recited the sections from the Constitution that spells it out. We are ignorant of our own Constitution and as a country need to get back to the cookbook of liberty.

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...