Originally posted by Asktheanimals
reply to post by MESSAGEFROMTHESTARS
"get over it?"
Get used to no privacy or freedom because it's inevitable?
So is death but that doesn't mean we won't do everything in our power to prevent it.
Drones are about as insidious an idea as there ever was and the idea that our government would waste $60 Billion on this when there are so many other
needs for that money is unfathomable. They mean to make war on the public that much is plain to see.
It completely violates 4th Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and gives the government carte blanche authority to look everywhere
including into your house with thermal imaging.
If this doesn't drive up sales of .50 cal rifles nothing will.
edit on 30-4-2012 by Asktheanimals because: corrections
1. The fact that the US Government is spending more than $60,000,000,000 on these drones is crazy.
2. The war on the public is not so clear to see. The fact that there are going to be drones or AUV's as a part of national defense, is just a
construct of government and defense. Is it not possible that there are those that can be considered a part of the 'public' that do not care for the
good of others? That are willing to take the lives of US citizens in efforts to set forth change? I think you get the notion in this line of
3. You may be a speck in the panaromic view, but not the focus of the shot.
It is impossible for the government to have surveillance over anything, with out an individual that is not of concern being captured in the
recordings. It could be argued that the 4th Amendment protects us from such tactics, but that only goes so far. Things like The Partiot Act, are
designed to be withdrawn via vote. But to have a camera in the sky, does not go against the grain of the US Constitution(or so I've been told, and
agree with steming from everything I know).
Thermal imaging is a tricky subject if you want to address the constitutionality of it, especially considering it doesn't actually consist of viewing
inside the house. Rather it is the heat itself being radiated off of a surface. They are not flying around, looking 'in' your house. They are
looking for hot spots, or abnormal activity that may warrant further surveillance.
If it really bothers you, go buy some better insulation.
Guess what, they can also listen to what's going on inside your house just by your window with a laser!!
There's a lot of measures that the government has taken into the stripping of our privacy, and suppressing dissent(msm), and yada yada yada... I just
don't think these drones are one of them.
If these drones are weaponized, that can be both good and bad. It depends on if you think that the government wants to kill innocent people. But I
guess, that's partially what this who 'police state' type of conspiracy consists of though, huh.
The level of the technology will always be 'scarier and scarier' as time progresses. It's more about those who have the power to use it.
Guns don't kill people, the ones you put behind them do, and not all people behind them would.