Imagine if Bush was still in office the howls and cries from the ACLU and
"Privacy" advocates. But since we have a leftist-liberal as President,
we aren't worried about civil rights until a Republican wins the White
House. Orwell was right.
@obama10You may want to check your bias before you post the ACLU actually
strongly apposes the us of dorns a quick check of their website would have
helped but then again why let the facts get in the way of a good rant.
Amendment 4 of the Constitution protects us against the use of drones except
when they have been authorized by a warrant signed by a judge to allow a
specific area to be watched.Amendment 4: "The right of the
people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against
unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall
issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and
particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to
be seized."We must guard our rights. None of us is in favor of
letting criminal activity take place, but our freedom is more sacred than the
right of a police state to "watch over us".
These things are in a lot of stores these days, and they're pretty cheap.
So far I haven't see a lot of people using them, but I suspect it will
happen. Given their potential for privacy invasion, and to be a general
annoyance, I wonder if a new sport will emerge: Drone huntin'. A little
surface to air buckshot.
@Obama and TolstoyRight on both of you. So why aren't we
hearing the cries? We would have with Bush in office. Now we barely hear it.
It certainly seems to have something to do with whose in charge. Why
aren't the ACLU making a huge deal about this? Are they and the media bias
is just not pushing it out like it's a big deal? Very interesting...
I've always found it interesting that many many major reforms get done by
the "other" party. Massive gov't spending under
EisenhowerImmigration reform under Reagan.Welform Reform under
Clinton. Child Tax Credit (a Republican form of welfare) under Bush. Bailouts under Bush. Now under Obama we've got drones, Keystone
pipelines, and budget cuts to Welfare, SSI. Amazing!
It will be interesting when people begin to assert the rights to the air space
over their homes and shoot these drones out of the sky.
If they fly them per aviation standards (eg. more than 500 ft up), there's
nothing you can do as that's where your airspace rights end. Fly them in
a way that they peek into where you have a reasonable expectation of privacy,
you have a legal case of trespass or civil violation of privacy/harassment.
@HamathWhy are you not. Standing on the street corner shouting about this?
Once again you failed to acknowledge the ACLU's opposition does not make t
@ GeorgeI am. You are shouting back. Shouting on the
corner only gets widespread notice if you get media coverage. Which is spotty
at best on this issue. There have been some pretty serious protests, but have
you heard of them?... My point exactly. However, social media (like message
boards and twitter etc) is somewhat of a modern day equivalent to shouting on
the street corner. Keep shouting. Or at least reasonably making your points
and listening to others.
I agree that drones are against the constitution but what about the patriot act?
We have already given up our rights.
This is in response to the article's headline: Yes, invasion of privacy.
It's not invasion of privacy if you're in public. And FPV (first
person view) remote control models are really nothing like an armed military
drone. Putting a camera on an RC model doesn't make it
I'm used to Heavenly Father watching me all the time so I try not to do
anything embarrassing, illegal or otherwise. I could really care less if a drone
is videoing me. It should be harmless for me.