Republicans Vote Overwhelmingly to Spy on You in Public

When George Orwell wrote 1984:

he was ahead of his time, but I wonder if he truly knew just how accurate he was.  He just got the date wrong.  In the past week both the U.S. House and Senate voted on H.R. 658, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act, which “orders the Federal Aviation Administration to develop regulations for the testing and licensing of commercial drones by 2015.”

These drones will be placed over U.S. airspace around the country for surveillance.  Of course, the neo-cons are justifying their betrayal of the American people by citing the threat of terrorism to spy on us 24 hours a day every time we walk outside anywhere in the country.  They expect 30,000 of these to be in place within the next eight years.

People wonder how nations turn into a police state, well this is it.  Our elected “representatives” legalize this kind of government abuse and the American people sit on their asses and do nothing to push back because they are too busy caught up in trivial matters like how much Kim Kardashian is getting from her divorce settlement.  That or they embrace it because they are gullible and believe the propaganda fed to them that it’s all in the name of security.  You think this technology isn’t going to used to abuse your Constitutional rights once it’s in place?

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