It has been said that America is polarized politically, but now an issue has emerged that is uniting conservatives and liberals, rightists and leftists, tea party activists and occupy Wall Street types: Concern about drones.
Virtually all of these factions are praising Rand Paul’s filibuster protesting the Attorney General’s ruling that American citizens on American soil are subject to being zapped from above by drone technology. All are opposing establishment-types from both parties who hail the new military technology.
Might this herald a new political consensus around civil liberties? How about a Bill of Rights agenda, which would uphold the conservative causes of religious freedom and gun rights AND the liberal causes of freedom of speech and expression?
Are there other issues that might serve as a similar rallying point? [Read more…]