Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Weasel Supreme

Rand Paul throws the baby, the bathwater, the diapers, and everything else out the window. Here is this principled libertarian, on drones:
“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, but it’s different if they want to come fly over your hot tub, or your yard just because they want to do surveillance on everyone, and they want to watch your activities.”
I started playing around with drones (got distracted lately, though) and actually agree with Paul here, despite our radically-different sympathies. But if we all agree - liberals, conservatives, and libertarians alike - then our civil liberties as we used to understand them are toast. Because Paul's exception here is the entire ball game; the entire ball of wax. Any governmental intrusion can ALWAYS be justified as saving lives. ALWAYS! Time for the black helicopters!

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