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The Drone Debate: A Matter of Trust

Tincan Joey Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 12:03 PM
If the answer is ...it depends; then one is not being honest and is lacking foresight. If we can't trust one president with this authority, then we can't trust any of them (and shouldn't).

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...