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The Drone Debate: A Matter of Trust

tim_lebsack Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 12:21 PM
Thanks for you input, Davis. Drones sure would have made things easier when we were after David Koresh.
Andy544 Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 1:09 PM
Yep, obliterate a religious fanatic with a drone strike, along with 58 innocent children who had the misfortune to be on the same premises with Koresh. Sieg heil, idiot...

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...