Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sen. Rand Paul Reverses Stand On Drones

"I will ask anyone who values liberty to stand with me.”. Sen. Rand Paul

In March Sen. Paul took the Drama Award in the Senate for a chunk of 13 hour performance art, pretending to be deeply worried over use of armed unmanned drones on U.S. soil against U.S. citizens. Classic fear-mongering presented as policy debate.

And his words were 13 hours worth of nothing.

Now, he says even a theft of 50 dollars is enough to have a drone blast the thief to pieces:

"Here’s the distinction, I have never argued against any technology being used against having an imminent threat an act of crime going on,” Paul said. “If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and fifty dollars in cash I don’t care if a Drone kills him or a policeman kills him, but it’s different if they want to come fly over your hot tub, or your yard just because they want to do surveillance on everyone, and they want to watch your activities.”

Not that the thief is an imminent threat, just that he may be a thief is enough to draw a death penalty.

Idiocy, ignorance, and a profound lack of understanding of law, crime, technology - that's Kentucky Senator Paul, a verbal stuntman, rebel without a clue.