Nah, you won't be sending any drones our way, we don't accept the gift. This is a US/UK/Israel type invention, the SS, and you guys who own the guns need to start doing some serious target practice.
Where Is the Outrage....
Nevertheless, what Jeffersonians are among us today? When drones take pictures of us on our private property and in our homes, and the government uses the photos as it wishes, what will we do about it? Jefferson understood that when the government assaults our privacy and dignity, it is the moral equivalent of violence against us. The folks who hear about this, who either laugh or groan, cannot find it humorous or boring that their every move will be monitored and photographed by the government.
Don't believe me that this is coming? The photos that the drones will take may be retained and used or even distributed to others in the government so long as the "recipient is reasonably perceived to have a specific, lawful governmental function" in requiring them. And for the first time since the Civil War, the federal government will deploy military personnel inside the United States and publicly acknowledge that it is deploying them "to collect information about U.S. persons."
It gets worse. If the military personnel see something of interest from a drone, they may apply to a military judge or "military commander" for permission to conduct a physical search of the private property that intrigues them. And, any "incidentally acquired information" can be retained or turned over to local law enforcement. What's next? Prosecutions before military tribunals in the U.S.?
The quoted phrases above are extracted from a now-public 30-page memorandum issued by President Obama's Secretary of the Air Force on April 23, 2012.
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Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by Danbones
Where Is the Outrage.... ?
You know Dan ? I never percieved " outrage ", to be that which could pass to near non existence to any society.
But it certainly seems to be the case when some one has a firm grip on your sack.
That doesn't mean I live in blind bliss to what is going on.