I’d like to see smarter heads than mine talking about it. I wonder if Rand Paul or someone might sponsor such a bill?
“What should a bill banning drone assassinations overseas, as well as domestic drone spying, look like?
It is irrelevant whether these machines are being used presently for good or evil, the ability to hover anywhere, to follow anyone and kill them at any time by pressing a button is TOO MUCH POWER for any government on earth to have, particularly any small subset of high-level government officials. If the trend continues, the sky will be full of OUR drones – American killing robots – and their controllers will be able to exercise their will however and whenever they choose.”
I don’t know that I agree with this particularly. It seems a little late to the game to fret about wielding “too much power” in the form of a drone when we have enough hydrogen bombs to obliterate the human race multiple times. My issue with drones is not that they kill people very selectively. Indeed, I like selective rather than mass and indiscriminate killing in war. My big issue with drones is that that the President wielding them has granted himself the power to use them against any person on the planet he decides needs killing, and with total secrecy and zero accountability–and that has already included quite a large number of innocents, whom he retroactively declares “terrorists”. He could use a Glock with a silencer and it would be just as evil and dangerous.
But, what do you think? Discuss.