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Poll shows huge support for Rand Paulís filibuster stance on drone attacks
washingtonpost.com ^ | 3 25 2013 | staff

Posted on 03/25/2013 11:07:26 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

When Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) filibustered for nearly 13 hours two weeks ago, he had the American people on his side.

A new Gallup poll shows a huge majority of Americans — 79 percent — supported Paul’s position that drone strikes should not be used on American soil against Americans suspected of terrorism. Just 13 percent say it would be okay.

Americans also don’t support drone strikes against any suspected terrorist on American soil (25 percent support, 66 percent oppose) or against U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism abroad (41 percent support, 52 percent support).

In fact, the only circumstance under which Americans support drone strikes is when they are used on foreign soil against non-U.S. citizens. Under that scenario, there is clear support, with 65 percent in favor and 28 percent opposed.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agitprop; demagogue; filibusterpoll; randpaul; randpaulfilibuster; randsconcerntrolls; waronterror

1 posted on 03/25/2013 11:07:26 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Well, actually, when American citizens are in a combat situation supporting enemies of America, or even in a non-combat situation where they are providing support to the enemies of America, they are traitors and SHOULD be taken out. Otherwise, I agree with the poll and Rand Paul.


2 posted on 03/25/2013 11:11:30 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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No drones in the USA. Really that simple. Defund every department that even plans for drones.
3 posted on 03/25/2013 11:12:01 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Weren’t We told that he was a wacko for doing this?


4 posted on 03/25/2013 11:20:06 AM PDT by kik5150
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Any person agreeing that drones should be used in America have a problem-slippery slope indeed. People always want what sounds cool or fast results but don't think of long term damage to the individual rights. There is enough protection now to seek anyone working with spies and so forth. Why give the government more power to abuse. We are so close to being a police state now; which some people do want. I don't.
5 posted on 03/25/2013 11:38:11 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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But shouldn’t we be taking our cues from “true conservatives” like John McCain?

All these libertarian kids on my lawn! Who is running the show here?! Better tell that kid of Paul’s to pipe down before Juan McCain gets really angry!


6 posted on 03/25/2013 11:43:46 AM PDT by NVDave
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