Rand Paul on Drones

So Senator Rand Paul went from his famous filibusterer objecting to the Obama administration’s drone policy to publicly endorsing the use of drones in law enforcement within the United States.

Remember just a few weeks ago, when Senator Paul took to the floor of the Senate and said: “I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important, … That your rights to trial by jury are precious, that no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court.”

Well, last night, on the Neil Cavuto show on Fox News, Paul said: “I have never argued against any technology being used against having an imminent threat, [or] an act of crime going on. If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and 50 dollars in cash I don’t care if a Drone kills him or a policeman kills him.”  Excerpt From Cavuto Show on Raw Story

So much for the moral high ground.

 

 

Author: Mike

I am a patent attorney in Lexington, Kentucky. My law firm web site is http://www.coblenzlaw.com. I ran for State Representative in 2010 and lost in the primary. Many of these posts are based on writing that I did for that election. Rather than delete it all, I decided to dump it onto the internet.

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