Watching the Watchers

Somehow, we knew this day would come.  Congress and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are partnering with legislation and execution of the deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles for use by law enforcement agencies across the country.  Recent advancements in reducing the weight, size, and related costs of sophisticated aerial drones are now making possible the surveillance of large swaths of metropolitan areas. This news comes from a report issued not by National Review, but by Salon.com, of all sources.  This is indeed an issue where liberals and conservatives can share common air, let alone common ground.  What this report also demonstrates is a growing technological capability coupled with an ominous partnership of corporate interests and federal and local security agencies in the monitoring of American citizens' daily lives.  We are beginning to witness the morphing of a brilliant tool/weapon system of American battlefield dominance into a dreadful...(Read Full Article)

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