UPDATEIs our Democracy, our Constitution and our American way of life at the end? For months Conservative-Daily has been warning you that Homeland Security would soon begin monitoring US citizens from the skies; effectively dismantling our Constitution and destroying our civil liberties.
It has started. Military style drones that hunt down and kill terrorists overseas with their Hellfire missiles and other dangerous payloads are now in US skies and are being used against US citizens on American soil. Our democracy is at a cross roads with our Fourth Amendment rights being trampled underfoot as President Obama and Secretary Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) create a cadre of secret police akin to the Gestapo of NAZI Germany and the KGB of Communist Russia.
You are probably thinking that Mr. Brossart is a dangerous criminal; that the use of drones was only warranted because his criminal activities put American lives at risk. Nope. Rodney is rancher is North Dakota. Six cows allegedly wandered onto his land which led to an unnecessary police stand off. Homeland Security decided to involve themselves…because of six cows. Take a moment and let the absurdity of that statement sink in. Six cows necessitated Homeland Security?! It would be funny if the Gestapo-esque tactics weren’t so frightening. The Department of Homeland Security was created to fight terrorism inside the United States; now it seems that they are the ones in the terror business.
But it doesn’t end there; not only are drones dangerous tools in the hands of authoritative leaders like Obama and Napolitano, but they are also extremely susceptible to hijackers who, like DHS, could seek to use them to terrorize citizens. According to Fox News, a team of scientists at the University of Texas successfully hijacked the controls of a military drone and used it as a missile. According to the scientists involved, with the right equipment, anyone (including terrorists) can “spoof” a GPS receiver and take control of a military drone. These spoofs take over navigation computers and feed them with false information that looks real. This allows the drone to be seamlessly hijacked and used for whatever nefarious purposes the hijacker has in mind; and the navigation computer controlling the drone has no idea anything is amiss.
Here is the most frightening aspect of all: the most advanced spoof only costs about $1,000 easily within the price range of malignant terrorist entities inside the United States!!
So not only is DHS using dangerous weapons of war against United States citizens, but they are also ignoring warnings from scientists and are accepting the very real threat that terrorists could hijack drones and use them as weapons. This PROVES that Obama and Napolitano have no interests in protecting American citizens; they want to keep us in line and will put our lives at risk to protect their seats of power. We must stop them IMMEDIATELY!!
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced a bill into the US Senate which would require that the government get a judge issued warrant before these beasts of war can be unleashed on US citizens.
The bill, S.3287, is entitled ‘‘Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act of 2012”. The legislation would require that a judge issued warrant, except in the case of imminent danger to human life must precede any use of domestic drones. The drones may also be used for patrolling US borders.
The Unwarranted Surveillance Act will also turn any evidence that is garnered using drones, without a proper warrant, into fruit from the poisonous tree; that is, it cannot be used as evidence to that specific crime in a court of law. Further, victims of unwarranted, “peeping Tom” domestic drone espionage will be able to sue state and Federal governments in court!
Rep. Poe went on to state “The Fourth Amendment limits government intrusion into our lives…The Constitution limits eavesdropping, snooping, and spying on American citizens. While there are some legitimate uses for drones domestically, such as monitoring forest fires and floods and hurricanes, tracking an escaped bank robber, and other enforcement uses, it is up to Congress to limit their use so that the Fourth Amendment and the right of privacy are protected.” Finally a voice of reason in all of this madness!!
The beginning is over and the end of our democracy is at the door. You must decide if you are going to passively let the government strip you of your rights or are you going to stand up and make your voice heard?!? The echoes of your decision will reverberate throughout the halls of Congress as we march toward a very dangerous future.