Drones raise distrust in our Government

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    Talk of drones patrolling US skies spawns anxiety | US National Headlines | Comcast

    The prospect that thousands of drones could be patrolling U.S. skies by the end of this decade is raising the specter of a Big Brother government that peers into backyards and bedrooms.

    The worries began mostly on the political margins, but there are signs that ordinary people are starting to fret that unmanned aircraft could soon be circling overhead.

    Jeff Landry, a freshman Republican congressman from Louisiana's coastal bayou country, said constituents have stopped him while shopping at Walmart to talk about it.

    "There is a distrust amongst the people who have come and discussed this issue with me about our government," Landry said. "It's raising an alarm with the American public."

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    Where is the ACLU on using drones on Americans?
     
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    The Left went ape shit with the Patriot Act under Bush and warrantless surveillaince taps on calls being made to terrorists. Now, they sit back passively silent....."bring in the drones."

    Drones will only become a problem to the ACLU and the rest of the Left when a Democrats do not control them. Then, drones will be a threat.
     
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    Great points on the ACLU
     
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    This silly fear mongering was smacked down already. Our state police have been using manned aircraft (helo and fixed wing) to catch speeders on our intersates for more than 10 years. A drone would reduce the risk to human pilots as well as reduce the costs of such operations. With state budgets dwindling, and Mitt Romney wanting to cut the numbers of police, fire, EMS, teachers, etc., I would think this initiative would be embraced by the right?
     
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    Catching speeders is one thing, but these drones have already been used to spy on ranchers without warrants.

    Also, the Defense Department wants 30,000 drones to fly in US Airspace. Contrast that with however many Police Helicopters are in operation right now.
     
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    So, using drones to catch the illegal growing of marijuana is NOT a good idea?
     
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    No, it's a horrible idea. It's the same kind of analogy that repubs were using during the wire taps of emails, phone etc......"well, if you're not doing anything wrong you shouldn't have to worry" type absurdity. That was equally wrong.
     
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    Look, I have no problems with non amrican citizens having it happend too, they are not under the Constitution, but american citizens should not have this crap happen to them.
     
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    Drones can fly over vast areas of forest and farm area seeking out illegal marijuana growth. Are you trying to say this is somehow similar to our Government being able to listen in on our conversations any time they want?
     

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