Make Way for the Killer Robots: The Government Is Expanding Its Power to Kill

Desultory Heroics

By John & Nisha Whitehead

Source: The Rutherford Institute

“Crush! Kill! Destroy!”—The Robot,Lost in Space

The purpose of agoodgovernment is to protect the lives and liberties of its people.

Unfortunately, we have gone so far in the opposite direction from the ideals of a good government that it’s hard to see how this trainwreck can be redeemed.

It gets worse by the day.

For instance, despite anoutcry by civil liberties groupsand concerned citizens alike, in an 8-3 vote on Nov. 29, 2022, the San Francisco Board of Supervisorsapproved a proposal to allow police to arm robots with deadly weaponsfor use in emergency situations.

This is how the slippery slope begins.

According to the San Francisco Police Department’s draft policy, “Robots will only be used as a deadly force option when risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is…

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