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  •  forget fearing what may happen 4 years from now (1+ / 0-)
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    gerrilea

    Obama should not have this authority right now and if we did abide by Constitutional law it would NOT be happening.

    But this administration doesn't do that and it's a shame people would have to see this thru the lens of 'think of some Republican in 4 years with this power' in order to be worried, worry NOW.
    This administration, not some future one is doing this and keep in mind there are NO geographical limits for this obscene power, one that does not belong in the hands of any one man (or woman).
    Kill anyone anywhere on secret evidence that will remain secret from any form of oversight should alarm everyone.

    I didn't know what t o expect but I was impressed with Rachel Maddow's show about this...
    http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/...

    without the ants the rainforest dies

    by aliasalias on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 12:03:45 PM PST

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    •  Agree-If a policy is wrong, it is wrong no... (2+ / 0-)
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      gerrilea, aliasalias

      matter which party implements it, IMHO.  

      As for geographic limits; drones are here too, though currently not armed.  The ACLU reports that U.S. law enforcement is greatly expanding its use of domestic drones for surveillance. (emphasis mine)

      ...Routine aerial surveillance would profoundly change the character of public life in America....

      ...Rules must be put in place to ensure that we can enjoy the benefits of this new technology without bringing us closer to a “surveillance society” in which our every move is monitored, tracked, recorded, and scrutinized by the government. Drone manufacturers are also considering offering police the option of arming these remote-controlled aircraft with (nonlethal for now) weapons like rubber bullets, Tasers, and tear gas. Read the ACLU’s full report on domestic drones here...
       

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