Rand Paul says drone strike on exiting liquor store suspect O.K. - UPDATEDSubmitted by fyi2day on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 20:22
Update: Paul's response.
I didn't believe it either...
Here is the video. He speaks about it beginning at 2:25
Personally, I think the nearly assured misuse of drones should prohibit them entirely until the debate is complete on their use in the US.
Should the 4th amendment issues be cleared up and the NDAA and Patriot acts and all other unconstitutional orders and regs be repealed, I would then consider the use of drones as a cost effective replacement for helicopters in non-lethal configurations only with warrant based and active scene being the authorized times surveillance equipment could be active during a flight.
Certainly not to fire on suspects any more than I would advocate shooting a robber from a helicopter.
Without a direct/eminent threat to a human from that suspect can we morally advocate lethal force used on a robber from an unmanned vehicle. What is he thinking? Call me old fashion, but in civilian life I still think people should kill people. Let's at least keep that personal.
I am stunned by Rand's statement. Unmanned killers in our skys O.K.??? Really?
The guy is simultaneously capable of great good and evil it seems. Scares me. What are our alternatives? I don't know but, I am looking.
Get away from the Neocons and war mongers Rand, their arrogant and self-righteous air is rotting your brain.
UPDATE: Ok,,, now that the may-lay has subsided on this a bit and even Rand Paul (Big thank you to Rand!) took time to address it himself when it travel up the news food chain of the web, I would like to share with you a great comment from the user Wishfulthinker Here is the hyperlink; www.dailypaul.com/283117/rand-paul-calls-for-drone-strike-on...
Wishful wrote down nearly exactly what I wanted to assume was missing from Rand's comments on the fox interview the "implied missing middle statement".
Wishful's comment and my reply will be found at the link if you are interested.
Strong reservations and hopeful thoughts remain for me concerning Rand. You may read some of these outlined in comments to others below here on this thread and on other posts on the DailyPaul.
Thanks all! Remain vigilant for Liberty.