It is wrong for the President to have the power to use drones to kill American citizens without accountability to Congress and without judicial review. President Obama is asserting that he has this right.
It will be just a matter of time until the range of Americans we target with drones will expand. We will widen the definition of who poses a threat to American interests.
At the same time here at home, surveillance drones will watch and follow domestic political dissenters and evermore militarized police will be called upon to intimidate and repress lawful protests. Large defense contractors will gain from these actions abroad, and corporate interests will play a big part in defining our domestic “security” objectives.
These things will happen with the support of elected Republicans & Democrats.
These things will happen–as they are already starting to happen– unless we realize and understand the fact that the work of freedom is up to each of us.
This VW Van I saw in Galveston a few days ago was driven by folks who have supported the last three national Republican tickets.
I guess this is the new counterculture as I don’t suppose these are the type of folks who would have driven such a van to Woodstock.