Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rand Paul learns to love the drone.

Ron Paul fans furious over Rand Paul's drone flip-flop
Ron Paul's vibrant fan base is in open rebellion today over Rand Paul's perceived reversal on domestic drone strikes. The Kentucky senator, whose famous 13-hour Senate floor filibuster did much to strengthen his ties with his father's hardcore following, told Fox Business Network on Tuesday he's OK with drone strikes on American citizens who, for instance, rob a liquor store.
"I've never argued against any technology being used when you have an imminent threat, an active 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."


Anonymous said...

What if a drone is used to kill an ass-hat lying politician who violates the Constitution?

Anonymous said...

Please fix the headline. It's Rand, not Ron. There is a world of difference.

Happy D said...

What flip flop?
Is the concept of "imminent threat" to complex for the Ron Paul Drones to understand?

Anonymous said...

Interesting. I would have thought that someone "coming out of a liquor store with a gun and $50" is already past the "imminent threat" stage. At that point wouldn't it be just a standard apprehension, trial, etc?
Maybe he is not the one to replace The One?