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Should Congress limit the use of drones?

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WatchDog

Feb-09-13 8:50 PM

Feb-07-13 3:37 PM

c. It depends.

GrantMigus did you miss that response I wrote. You too, notSocialist my dear. It is not as simple as we would like it to be. We don't even know at this point what Congress is proposing as to how, who, what or God only knows will be affected by this. This is not as simple as a yes or no answer. We are all disturbed over this Presidents actions with the use of drones. I am furious over the fact that this President has been flying by the seat of his pants on everything he does. The fact that congress has to intervene on this to begin with is sickening just to try and control that nut case.

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GrantMingus

Feb-08-13 9:47 AM

I don't care if an American citizen leaves the country and becomes the figure head of the biggest "terror group" in the world. The fact remains that that person is an American citizen. I COMPLETELY agree that they should face the consequences, but not from a drone program that doesn't even have Congressional oversight (aka no representation)--on branch of government is playing the role of judge, jury and executioner.

Article 3, section 3 of our Constitution clearly lays out that even a traitor has rights as a citizen. They may be punished with death in the end, but they STILL have rights.

It also states that they must be "levying war against the United States". Don't forget that we still have no declared war, except through the press. And the White House says it can act even if they aren't engaged in an active plot to harm the US and it's citizens.

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GrantMingus

Feb-07-13 7:52 PM

Ladybug, based on your past posts, I have to ask you how you felt about the government's stance on the wars in the Middle East and enhanced interrogation techniques at Gitmo circa 2008.

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ladybug

Feb-07-13 6:55 PM

Ask the people in the twin towers about their rights !!!!

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ladybug

Feb-07-13 6:52 PM

***** if they do,***** if they don't

Until a couple more airplanes blow into another bldg. or two.

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ladybug

Feb-07-13 6:50 PM

Americans don't join terroriest groups.Espec Al-qu

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ladybug

Feb-07-13 6:48 PM

Opinion: Any SOB who goes to another coutryand conspires with the enemy to attack this country needs to suffer the consequences.

This so called american helped set up the lane that almost exploded over detroit.Luckily something went wrong.

Turn it over to congress and the whole country will be burning before they make a decision.

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GrantMingus

Feb-07-13 5:57 PM

They've already killed American citizens with drones. No judge, no jury, no trial, no rights. Just death, because they said so.

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GrantMingus

Feb-07-13 5:56 PM

Declaring them an enemy of the state and doing things legally, just like Hitler did. The precedent that it all sets is terrifying. And to top it all off, you add in the idea that these targets don't even have to be active in a plot against the US. And remember, they just have to be SUSPECTED. There is no arresting officer, no one to investigate from the drone whether or not you're actually guilty.

So, yes Congress should limit it for the sake of the people, because the power is completely held in the hands of the White House right now.

I could go on, but if you don't get the point from that then you never will.

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GrantMingus

Feb-07-13 5:53 PM

As far as domestic policy is concerned, we now know that if you're a SUSPECTED member of al-Qaeda, even if you aren't active and you are an American citizen, you can be killed via drone strike. Not only does that authorize military action on our soil, violating Posse Comitatus, it means that American citizens (no matter how vile) are being denied their Constitutional rights. There is also the ominous "or other associated groups" that has a loose definition on purpose. Who is to say that someday, some leader may not assume that power to rid himself of his opposition?

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GrantMingus

Feb-07-13 5:50 PM

Privacy should hold A LOT of weight in the discussion. People have already been charged with crimes from drone footage, in the US. You might say they're a criminal, I would say that hasn't every Big Brother experiment ended up being used unethically and ended up invading privacy?

However, as far as foreign policy goes, the White House has assumed far too much control with this program. They are judge, jury and executioner. There is no oversight, there is no representation for these actions that are sure to cause consequences we can't measure.

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WatchDog

Feb-07-13 3:55 PM

LOL @ the no votes. You people are LOST. I would love for one of you to come on here and make your case.

Why don't you make your "yes" case. Please spare us the "privacy" of everyday, Private Citizen that has already been resolved and doesn't hold a lot weight in the argument.

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WatchDog

Feb-07-13 3:37 PM

c. It depends.

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GrantMingus

Feb-07-13 9:20 AM

LOL @ the no votes. You people are LOST. I would love for one of you to come on here and make your case.

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rpmwwe

Feb-07-13 1:30 AM

They won't. They need every one of their votes.

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