Friday, February 8, 2013

Drone Strikes Raise Ethical Questions
Congress has been thinking about ways they can regulate the currently unchecked power the executive branch 
has over drone strikes. Right now drones are like judge, jury, and executioner all in one. 
From a human rights standpoint this is worrisome. Advances in technology make it easier to kill, and equal
advances must be made in human rights to protect life. In the article it mentions that the victims are never
given a trial with representation before the drone strike. This is a clear violation of human rights that needs
to be stopped. Practically, I realize this wont happen. Still, when a US drone kills a US citizen this should
raise red flags. Especially when this happens, again, without the trial guaranteed to then in the bill of rights. 
Drones are here to stay, but we must ensure that they do not violate the rights they are put in place to defend. 

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