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.
Militarized Police A Cause That Left And Right Can Agree About—Anaheim Police Shot A Man In The Back
Our increasingly militarized police are more and more out-of-control in this nation.
Anaheim police shot a man in the back for no good reason at all.
Militarized police would seem to be an issue that folks on both the left and right would be concerned about.
Both government and big business benefit and gain power at the expense of the individual when public protest is intimidated by police that have crazy powerful weapons.
In a free and healthy society there is balance and a measure of trust between government and the individual.
This balance and trust is upset when the police are armed as if they were members of the military, and when free citizens are intimidated away from exercising basic First Amendment rights of free speech and lawful assmebly.
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