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  •  And how much of the government is on (2+ / 0-)
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    joe shikspack, worldlotus

    their side?  You think congress is not an indicator?

    An idea is not responsible for who happens to be carrying it at the moment. It stands or falls on its own merits.

    by don mikulecky on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 05:36:43 PM PST

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    •  i think it is an indicator... (3+ / 0-)
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      don mikulecky, worldlotus, Jim Tietz

      and i think that they are the people who will be the shock troops of these teabagger politicians should a social breakdown occur.  

      perhaps i am not understanding you, but i am assuming that your diary is considering/advocating allowing the government to use drones domestically in order to counter the threat that these right-wing militia types represent.  i am assuming that you don't intend to put armed drones into the hands of civilians, though it wouldn't take much know-how for civilians to create them with the materials available at a hobby store.

      anyway, it seems to me that enabling the government to use drones domestically may actually increase the problem that you anticipate, in that there is little guarantee that the government or police forces might not make alliances with the militias rather than put them down.  given the history of such alliances, it seems a great enough risk that enhancing the power of government further seems like a bad idea to me.

      i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

      by joe shikspack on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 05:51:27 PM PST

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