Taking Back America!
Here it comes. Did anyone really think that "Big Brother" (Our Government these days) would not deploy drone aircraft to start watching US citizens? When will the American people 'wake up' and see what is happening and put a stop to it?
Drones are hi-tech military aircraft that are 'instruments of war' and should NEVER be allowed in the United States. Period!
This is a dramatic affront to our freedoms and a dire step by our government against the people of this country. If this does not motivate the people to go to the streets and demand it not be allowed to happen what will?
If drones are allowed to be deployed (they actually already have been) America is gone forever.
Charles Krauthammer on Fox News suggested that some 'citizen' will shoot one down and become a folk hero along the lines of the Founding Fathers. He also said, "This will become the bane of our existence."
If you don't know what the word 'bane' means here it is, 'something that ruins one's life'.
Take notice everyone! This is a call to actionfor every citizen of the entire country on the right and the left. This must be stopped forever.
You are talking about a Predator Drone that is designed to take out terrorist. The Global Hawk is a recon aircraft that carries no ordinace, only information gathering equipment. The Global Hawk is no longer being supported at Beale AFB, CA. The U-2 is doing the same mission quite economically compared to the cost of Global Hawk. So the Air Force is no longer using them. They are nearly phased out at Beale. It is one of the ways that the Air Force is cutting costs. You can fly a U-2 and do the same mission for a fraction of the exhorbitant cost of the Drone. Therefore, I believe that it will never be used to do as the the media says that it will be used for. If the U. S. Government can not afford to use them in the military theater, then how the heck can they afford to use them for spying on us.
i worry about things like this because we are less and less free every day the economy is bad because its too hard to make an honest dollar you get taxed you pay for insurance you pay 5 dollars a gallon almost in gas osha fining the work force breaking buisnesses and cops giving everyone tickets not for doing anything wrong or hurting anyone but because they have a quota to fill. these drones are just going to mae it easyer to get more money from the private sector something that they can make new laws for that will be more easily enforced. if an intersection can mail you a ticket for running a red light imagine the possibilities of a moving camera
ROD Daugherty said:
This doesn't sound logical! Listen to us!? What big heads we have! LOL!! If the government has deemed that they are too expensive to fly and maintain and be used by the Air Force any longer, then how can we flatter ourselves, to think they would use them to monitor us??? The Air Force has chosen to not use them and use the Manned U-2 Spy Plane instead! The reasoning is that the U-2/TR-1 is capable and less expensive than the drone (unmanned aircraft) to operate. We have all the parts, knowledge, and a less expensive operational vehicle, that has been in the inventory for years and it still does the job until this day. I just don't think so!?!?!? The small drones however would be capable, just like it is for the Troops in the field for monitoring enemy troops up ahead! We could use them to check out an individual, search and rescue, or a rioting mob and makes a lot more sense cost wise. If there is nothing to hide, why would we worry about these things, other than starting more controvery to anger people in our country? Why can't we react positively and think about how great the small, handheld model drones might be and how they could save a life or many lives. They are great for checking out traffic. Why do we worry so much about privacy if we are not doing anything to worry about.?
There is no doubt deploying drones in America for the police and military to monitoring US citizens is an alarming encroachment on our freedoms. As you say, everyday we lose more and more of our freedoms. Before we know it we will have no freedom left. That is just what people like Obama want. A ruling class that controls the pheasants.
The key is to stop them now before the government gets the program established. If 'We The People' don't stand up and demand this not happen America will change forever. Make no doubt about it.
Rod, I believe you're missing the point. It's not WHICH drone they use. It's the fact that they would use ANY at all to monitor citizens. It's also not important whether we're doing or not doing anything wrong either. It's the fact that the government thinks it has the constitutional right (or they just don't care that they don't) to monitor us.
We as citizens shouldn't have to be looking over our shoulder or be afraid that something we do, or say, will be misconstrued or misunderstood out of context by the government. THAT was Nazi Germany and Communist countries today. All of us know that taken out of context, most anything can appear to be wrong. The government can, (and I believe will) use those means to arrest and/or imprison whomever they want to with trumped up charges. They're doing that now!
It may be Christians, Constitutional supporters, Tea Party members, or anyone who doesn't agree with them politically. It opens the door wide open to anything or anyone. The government is taking 3 steps forward and 2 steps back, but as they continue, sooner than later our freedoms are falling to the wayside.
The admin's right. If we don't stop them before these things are initiated, we all lose. Unfortunately, many are so busy collecting their government check or so strung out on drugs they don't remember their name, that they aren't aware of what's happening right under their noses. That's why the rest of us need to be vigilant and sound the alarm to others before it's too late.
Thank you! I do understand the point, and I do wish we could get big government out of our lives! I also understand that we are way over-governed and taxed, and have lost much of the freedoms that our Country stands for!! We could probably wipe out our national debt by cutting way back on government first, and then the Armed Forces. I also agree that we are becoming socialized under the present system of governing. Many people want that so that they can stay on their social programs. I have to say that I too feel like we are headed in the direction of Communism. I feel that we should govern ourselves, through self-discipline, eliminate social and welfare for those capable of working for a living. We could then govern through the States, and each State govern as necessary in favor of the people. I am playing a Devil's Adovocate, I know! I am always opening a new bucket of worms! I am always looking for controversy because I want others to think, especially now, so that we vote our minds. I have a little time in and I don't want to see this great country of ours going in this direction. It goes against my grain and the values that my Grandparents and Parents taught me. I could talk about this all day, and argue all day just for fun. However, this isn't funny anymore!! Let's get out and vote, and keep trying to make our lives better!! GOD Bless Our Troops and Our Country!
GOD Bless Our Troops and Our Country! AMEN!!!
I wanted to add something to this discussion! I was in an electronics store yesterday looking for computer parts. On one of the endcaps I noticed Remote Controlled Helicopters of various prices and types. After checking them out I found that there are several of them that are capable of doing the job of spying on us for sale. One of them for $125.00 has a camera and the capability to send information back to the operator, and also records the information for later viewing. I had no idea this stuff was so available and inexpensive. It seems I have concentrated on the military's capablity and became somewhat knowledgeable, but failed to notice what was happening right under our noses!
I am sure they are already droning us.
That's exactly what I was talking about, Rod. If those of us who are trying to pay attention to these things are still unaware of so much, think how unaware (and in some cases completely blind) most are who aren't paying attention at all. Many are being duped because they choose to be ignorant, which is why I believe Obama was elected in the first place. We all need to stay awake.
This forum on Right Face is important in that it allows all of us to bring bits and pieces of various injustices together so we can see the greater picture, which then benefits us all.
I hope this issue does not fade away but based on history (short attention span of the American people) I bet it will. Sad day when the sky is full of drones watching over us. So lets see, they can tell where we are by our smart phones and now they will be able to send a drone over to video what we our doing. Nice. Big Brother is real make no doubt about it.
If you own a fairly nice new automobile, you may have all the things in it that records and relays information about your driving, location, habits where you may have been on vacation and many other things! It is a matter of public information and the insurance companies, can really benefit from it as well as law enforcement and numerious other agencies. We are already being monitored in many different ways. The Credit Card Companies, know where you went and how much you are spending, and what your spending habits are. They might as well put a chip in your forehead and start scanning you at work to replace the timeclock and to make a charge at the department store. When you go to the doctor they can scan your forehead for your health or dental information. My dog has one in his neck, so that we don't loose him. Not so far fetched! I don't think the issue will fade because it is technology. Facebook already knows more about me than I do!!!! I am not even signed up for it...(Facebook). Tomorrow it will go public and because of all the money it is making on the stock market other technology will follow the money!! So, if we are in such deep kimchee already, what are we going to do about the drones. Just wondering??? Do we need another law now to outlaw them in this day and age of too many laws and over government????? Whew!!!