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The Drone Debate: A Matter of Trust

tim_lebsack Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 12:28 PM
re: " I know for certain that no Republican President would even think of such a thing," Then it's a good thing that John McCain lost.

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...