Because freedom can't protect itself
Domestic drone usage is ill-conceived, elitist, and end-runs our inherent Constitutional protections.
Here are two (2), very well-produced, videos that anchor my points:
Emmy Award-winning newscaster Shad Olson’s ‘The Great Drone Debate’, featuring US Senator John Thune (7:41):
Here’s a mind-blowing, well-done animated short that really captures our collective angst that if the road to perdition is paved with good intentions, then domestic drones are a superhighway to an Orwellian panoptic gulag (3:22):
For national security purposes, Americans are already subject to warrantless wiretaps of calls and emails, the warrantless GPS “tagging” of their vehicles, the domestic use of Predators or other spy-in-the-sky drones, and the Department of Homeland Security’s monitoring of all our behavior through “data fusion centers.”
America’s promise has always been the power of the many to rule, instead of the one. Ungoverned drone usage, particularly domestically, gives power to the one.
Drone use is in full force in Lee County, FL. In my part of America drones control the night sky. Imagine sitting in your back yard on a quiet night. Out of nowhere you see flickering lights hovering at an altitude of 500 -1000ft, that’s a drone. Ok so what? Then the drone meanders right over the top of you in your back yard, then off into the night. Well that’s over right? Nope round 2, 3, 4… as long as you are outside at night I am under surveillance and this continues from any direction all night. No crimes, no grow house; I am a law abiding tax payer. This has gone on for what I have noticed 7 months now; I can anticipate being watched anytime I go outside at night. Drones are equipped with Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) I stand out like a light bulb in the night. Just downright invasion of privacy and it’s sickening.
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