While I am probably one of the last persons Mitt Romney would sit down for a one on one with, it could happen. If it did happen, I have a lot of questions I would like to ask him. And I know what the first question would be.
That question would surprise a lot of people.
What is it?
The question would not be about taxation. Nor would it be about the debt, the deficit or even spending.
My question would be this. If you are elected President, what will you do to stop the use of drones here in America? What are you going to do to stop the government from spying on American citizens?
George Orwell in 1984 wrote, “big brother is watching.” He was off by less than 30 years.
Today, for the first time, military forces of the United States are being deployed in the borders of this nation to spy on our own citizens. The government now uses drones routinely over American skies. Not only is the Federal Government in the drone business but state and local governments are getting in the drone business too.
Recently the Air Force released a document that says if military drone operators see something interesting, they can apply to a military judge or their commander for permission to search private property.
Excuse me? What the hell happened to the Constitution?
What the Air Force says it is doing is not passing along information to civilian law enforcement authorities. They are going to investigate themselves!
This is absolutely insane.
While I am as big a supporter of the military as anyone, any military member who authorizes such a search of civilian property or any military member who carries out a search of civilian property should be immediately prosecuted.
There is no excuse for this.
The military exists to protect the nation from external threats. They are not a law enforcement agency. In fact, there are specific laws on the books that prohibit the military from doing just that.
There is at least one Congressman who gets it.
Congressman Jeff Landry added an amendment to the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act that prohibits the use of evidence gathered by a drone in a criminal prosecution unless the government first obtained a warrant as the Constitution mandates. Landry’s amendment also specifies that the 2012 NDAA does not prohibit the Writ of Habeas Corpus for anyone who is entitled to file such a writ.
While there are many things we need to be worried about, the cavalier use of drones and the wholesale disregard of the Constitutional protections afforded American citizens by the Obama Regime is startling.
Kudos to Jeff Landry for standing up for the Constitution.
Does Mitt Romney stand for the Constitution?
That is the first question I would like to ask him, if I ever got the chance.
If you did set down with Romney, you might be suprised.
Drones in the skies over America--how long before BHO comes up with a "kill list" for us?
But to your question--weren't the "drones over America" actually implemented by Congress when they passed an FAA re-authorization bill earlier this year (which also included allowing the FAA to develop regulations for the testing and licensing of commercial drones by 2015)? Shouldn't we also look into who in Congress sponsored this; who voted for this and require them to explain their actions?
Not to defend BHO, but IMO, Congress is equally at fault for the implementation of the drones over America!
Congress may be also at fault, but believe me, Bozo DOES have a "list" and at least 70 people who were a "problem" for him have turned up conveniently DEAD! Oh, yes!
Keep pushing, brother Phillips.
Mitt Romney is a big-government RINO who governed as a pro-choice, anti-gun, pro tax & fee increase Governor, Godfather of Obamacare. How can any TEA Party member loyal to TEA Party values support a big government candidate like Romney?
Jack, you have this right! I don't trust him as far as I could throw my house!! If you stop and think about it, all the Main Steam Media has been pushing for him to win the nomination for the RNC! Right there is our first clue: he is NOT the man we need in the White House! That is what they did in '08 and you can see what we got! I cannot understand why people are so ready to accept him, he is just another Obama. Why is no one even mentioning Ron Paul is still in the race? From all indications, he has more delegates behind him than Romney does, but they are turning a blind eye to it and screaming for Romney. Maybe the TeaParty should back Paul? Unless someone knows something about him that I don't?
No way I'd ever back Dr. Tinfoil. ANYONE who thinks it's OK for Iran to have nukes is suicidally stupid. Yes, the Soviet Union had nukes, but, unlike Iran, they didn't threaten to wipe the US off the map. Iran, on the other hand, HAS threatened to wipe the US off the map and they've also supported suicide bombers throughout the world. They're just nuts enough to try it. Paul's view on international relations and politics is just downright naive. Maybe 100 years ago isolationism might have worked, but there's NO way it works now.
Fair enough! I asked if there was a reason and you gave me that. I have to agree with you if that is what his policies would be. That is something I was unaware of. Thank you for pointing it out.
Iran is a threat, however, our economic issues are a bigger threat to this nation. We are being taken over by China and the UN and Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate that advocated shutting down at least 5 Unconstitutional agencies to help balance the budget. WE must get our spending under control and our deficit abolished quickly before it is too late. Israel can help with Iran, there is no one out there that can help us with our debt. We must do this on our own to get back on our feet. This could be a brokered convention and Ron Paul could get it. It happened with Reagan. I am still holding out hope for this.
Ron Paul finally did something useful, by dropping out.
Otherwise, it would be nice if they'd post on Liberal sites! Support Obama's reelection there, not here!
As I was only trying to get some thoughts on this subject, I apologize that I brought up his name. I don't support anyone at this point. I am definitely NOT an Obama fan!!
Because I do not trust him, I am not a Romney fan either.
Is there some way we could "recall" or "no confidence vote" or anything like that against Obama, or even as a group push for his arrest and trial for treason? Romney says he would not try Obama for treason :( WHY are we (the American people) allowing this traitor to our country, our constitution, our faiths, occupy the White House?
I wouldn't really want Biden as president, but at least if O was recalled, or whatever, besides impeachment, everything he has done would be voided!
Or, am I once again missing the mark? (I probably just started another fire storm...if so, I am sorry, I am just trying to get a handle on all this.
We've got 400+ congressman, almost 100 senators, 1 president and a judiciary that have let the banks steal 15 Trillion dollars from the American people since 2008.
There is more than one man inside the beltway breaking the law.