Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday introduced the Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act, which would require the government to get a warrant before using aerial drones to surveil U.S. citizens. More broadly, Paul's bill is aimed at preventing "unwarranted governmental intrusion" through the use of drones, according to the lawmaker. "Like other tools used to collect information in law enforcement, in order to use drones a warrant needs to be issued," Paul said Tuesday. "Americans going about their everyday lives should not be treated like criminals or terrorists and have their rights infringed upon by military tactics."
Originally posted by RealSpoke
reply to post by satron
They they could overturn it if they had a 2/3 vote, and they probably would.
This just looks like a Public Relations stunt by Rand to try and make up for endorsing Romney. It's probably a good bill but whatever.
edit on 13-6-2012 by RealSpoke because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by caterpillage
reply to post by Pepeluacho
Of course Obama would veto, he desperately wants drones and the power to indeffinately detain. His next term will be exciting as hell.
Originally posted by bobs_uruncle
reply to post by Domo1
Now, can we just get Rand Paul to do that for people in Canada too? I mean seriously, our patently idiotic government isn't going to stop the drones from flying over Canada. Harper is one of the biggest corporate shills on the planet. I wouldn't be surprised if Demarais has his hand shoved so far up Harpers ass that he can make his lips move. Or maybe Demarais uses a drone in there, there is a lot of vacant space in which to fly around right up to between the ears.
Cheers - Dave