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Drones have no place flying over U.S. residents

Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013 9:36 am

To the editor:

This is in response to the column by Sheldon Richman in the Thursday, Feb. 21 edition of The Standard.

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  • sam2sam posted at 1:03 pm on Fri, Mar 8, 2013.

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    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.” 

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/



    Given this toxic mash-up of losses of privacy, if the road to hades is paved with good intentions, then domestic drones are a superhighway to an Orwellian panoptic gulag.



    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. 

Domestic drone usage is ill-conceived, elitist, and end-runs our inherent Constitutional protections.

    

Here are two (2) different videos that anchor my points:



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssoOASanKao



    http://vimeo.com/59689349

     

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