Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has been critical of the United States’ use of drones, throughout the world and even in America. He considers himself a guardian of the 4th Amendment which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause. How much so? Well, enough to stand in dress shoes and suit and talk without using the bathroom for 13-hours.
It was Rand’s historic filibuster earlier this year that resulted in the Obama administration and the FBI admitting they couldn’t use a drone to shoot at anyone on American soil without rule of law.
But that’s not the point. The point is, Paul isn’t against the absolute use of drones on US soil. He actually threw his support behind an in-development drone program recently. Instead of shooting or bombing, these drones deliver beer.
Paul says “there’s no unwarranted surveillance by this drone program, only the delivery of cold beers (authorized by the recipient, of course). And I believe this is a private program, not another thing the government decided it wants to spend money on.” So he’s OK with this one.
Here are some details of this beer delivery drone, from France24.com.
“Revellers at a South African outdoor rock festival no longer need to queue to slake their thirst — a flying robot will drop them beer by parachute.
After clients place an order using a smartphone app, a drone zooms 15 metres (50 feet) above the heads of the festival-goers to make the delivery.”
I’m just brainstorming here, but there may be a solution to this Paul-Chris Christie feud. If the New Jersey Gov. Christie doesn’t have time to sit down for a beer with Paul, maybe the Kentucky senator can have one flown east to the governor’s home.
The perfect turn around. Make peace, not war. What do you think?
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