Young Americans for Liberty at Santa Fe College sponsors bill that denounces use of militarized UAVs on campus.
Online PR News – 06-April-2013 – Gainesvill, Florida – In the wake of heightened scrutiny over the use of militarized drones on United States soil, the Student Government at Sante Fe College voted to pass a resolution that preemptively denounced any attempt by the college to pursue the use of such drones.
The resolution was passed with 18 senators voting in favor of, 14 voting against, and two voting in abstention.
Young Americans for Liberty member and student senator Colby Cashion described the importance of the resolution by stating “civil liberties of students should be a basic tenant of every college's student government and this resolution was simply an example of that. Military style drones that are used for surveilling students are a clear violation of rights guaranteed by the fourth amendment and I'm happy that the student senate at Santa Fe College recognized that.”
This resolution is not binding, but it does signal to Santa Fe College that their student body is not willing to sacrifice their civil liberties and rights to privacy in favor of a sense of security.
Young Americans for Liberty is the continuation of Students for Ron Paul and a network of more than 350 chapters nationwide. YAL seeks to recruit, train, educate, and mobilize students on the ideals of individual liberty and the U.S. Constitution. Learn more at yaliberty.org.