No Domestic Drones;Drawing a Line in the Sand

Privacy is produced by exercising control of information about ourselves!  Jim Harper Cato Institute

 May 15, 2012 

Enough is enough! As a friend of mine is fond of saying, “I’ve had it Jack!”

Since 9/11 we’ve witnessed a series of new laws, the Patriot Act, NDAA, laws allowing warrantless surveillance, and presidential directives (Obama can order the killing of a U.S. citizen he considers a threat) all designed to strip Americans of their rights to privacy while giving the government the unabated authority to spy on us.

I stopped asking questions like, “where’s MSM on this story?” a long time ago. The answer is firmly in the Socialist hip pocket of Obama and his administration.

Besides this group has been too busy wasting our time with non-news stories covering every conceivable topic except the political decisions by our law makers & government that impart real impact on our lives. 

The FAA has authorized the use of aerial drones by law enforcement agencies , without any public discussion. The most basic question yet to be asked is where did the FAA authority come from? Certainly, not the Constitution! But never let it be said that will stop our Congress, a body that passes unconstitutional legislation all the time.

Anyone hear of H.R. 658? Thought not. The law signed by our poseur president, Obama, requires the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to “integrate drones into American airspace by 2015,”

 “Aerial drones are now used by the Texas Department of Public Safety; the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado; the Miami-Dade County, Florida, Police Department; and the Department of Homeland Security.

Rarely, do I agree with the ACLU, but they have been on point on this issue and the NDAA. This is one area where civil libertians, conservatives, moderates and yes even progressives can agree.

Drones are high-tech instruments of war that should be banned for use in the U.S. PERIOD! Not surprisingly, the NY Times calls the domestic drones “scary and useful!”

If the “war on terror” is over, as the Obama administration recently stated, pray tell just what is the necessity for upwards of 30,000 domestic drones by the year 2020?

Common Dreams’ progressive blog has just provided the FAA’s completed list of organizations “clamoring” for drones. Prepare yourself to be surprised by who believes they need domestic drones!