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Tag: drones
  • Just what we need — more defense spending…NOT

    Last week, the Senate approved a $46 billion border security package as part of a comprehensive immigration bill, $38 billion of which was approved in the last week to attract support from the GOP. This bill includes: $30 billion over the next decade to hire more than 19,000 new Border Patrol agents $7.5 billion to …

  • Big Brother is Watching

    Next time you go to bed, you might want to say goodnight to Big Brother. Oh, and thank him for doing such an awesome job on protecting you as well! Right now you’ll have to either send an e-mail for that, or make a phone call to properly allow him to hear you. 2014 could …

  • Law Review Article on Drones and the Fourth Amendment

    My Moot Court coach, Robert Molko, wrote an excellent law review article on the unique fourth amendment problems from drone surveillance. Here’s an excerpt: The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects our privacy from unreasonable intrusions by the government and we have come to depend on that protection.  Over the years, we have learned to cherish our privacy …

  • Drone display draws attention at school known for training drone pilots

    Kansas State University is the second college in the country to boast a fully-fledged training program for aspiring drone pilots. In the wake of President Obama’s unprecedented drone rampage across Pakistan and Yemen, however, many in the program are hesitant about how our elected officials might apply their training. Increasingly, participants who had hoped to …

  • Generation of War Protest at UF

    The University of Florida Young Americans for Liberty teamed up with the UF Libertarians and UF Students for a Democratic Society in order to show widespread support for a week-long protest of the United States drone and overall foreign policy. We kicked off the week with a painting of a wall down one of the …

  • Generation of War Activism Report: University of Minnesota

    Last week, freedom fighters from the University of Minnesota YAL Chapter set out with one goal: to spread liberty. And so we embarked out on an adventurous journey in the cold tundra we know as Minnesota (many of our members are notorious for tabling outside in below-zero weather for Ron Paul).  As we all know, it’s …

  • Standing Up For Malala Yousafzai

    Ziauddin Yousafzai, a social activist in Swat Valley, Pakistan, said to American filmmaker Adam Ellick about his daughter, Malala Yousafzai, “When I saw her for the first time […] and I looked into her eyes, I fell in love with her.” Ziauddin isn’t alone; Malala is now beloved worldwide thanks to her fearless activism against Taliban oppression. …

  • Legal and Moral Dilemmas of Drone Strikes in a Free Society

    The American government is now using over 7,500 drones to strike targets in Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Drone strikes in Pakistan alone have killed up to 3,341 people so far, despite a lack of Congressional approval.  But besides being illegal on Constitutional grounds, the drone strikes set dangerous new precedents that challenge the most basic tenets of …

  • Speaking out against Drones

    The moments of September 11th were daunting, terrifying to the soul of the American heartland. Picture the apocalyptic scenes of horror: the dark, menacing black clouds of pungent smoke spreads to limitless boundaries, the symbol of America’s economic might collapsing unforgivingly in the streets of Manhattan, the military stealth of this country becoming vulnerable as the plane …