(And… Just What Are The Folks Going To Say ‘Bout THIS !!!!!?…) ~ Rand Paul responds: I never said drones should never be used to kill U.S. citizens on American soil

Rand Paul responds: I never said drones should never be used to kill U.S. citizens on American soil

Hotair ^ | 04/24/2013 | AllahPundit

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Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:15:29 PM by SeekAndFind

Here’s the statement he released last night, following the Cavuto segment that Ed wrote about yesterday. I think he’s right: Even during the filibuster, he allowed for the use of military force (i.e. drones) to stop an attack on U.S. soil that’s in progress. His objection was to the White House using drones to liquidate someone who was merely plotting, who hadn’t lifted a finger (yet) to do any actual damage.

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“My comments last night left the mistaken impression that my position on drones had changed.

“Let me be clear: it has not. Armed drones should not be used in normal crime situations. They only may only be considered in extraordinary, lethal situations where there is an ongoing, imminent threat. I described that scenario previously during my Senate filibuster.

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“Additionally, surveillance drones should only be used with warrants and specific targets.

“Fighting terrorism and capturing terrorists must be done while preserving our constitutional protections. This was demonstrated last week in Boston. As we all seek to prevent future tragedies, we must continue to bear this in mind.”

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51 Responses to (And… Just What Are The Folks Going To Say ‘Bout THIS !!!!!?…) ~ Rand Paul responds: I never said drones should never be used to kill U.S. citizens on American soil

  1. Gunny G says:

    Reblogged this on THE NEW GUNNY G BLOG, ETC. ! and commented:

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  2. Gunny G says:

    Apparently, there ARE cases where the apple falls a bit too far from the tree…?????

    Semper Blogging !!!!! !!!!!

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  6. Jeffrey Hardin says:

    Hahahahahaha…Gawd Almighty Gunny G. We are truly living in a damn Alice’s Wonderland!
    These politicians have all lost not only their bloody souls but minds as well…
    We are being sucked deep into this Political Poop Soup and will drown in it before all is said done and told!…

  7. Gunny G says:

    Played like a fiddle, Beat like a drum!!!

    Semper Blogging !!!!!
    Dick
    *****

  8. Jeffrey Hardin says:

    They need some good ole Marine Corps Hymns played on their arses…

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