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Stephen Kruiser

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February 22, 2013 - 7:22 pm

That’s not the neighbor kid’s Christmas present outside your bathroom window.

When most Americans think of drones, they think of the government’s targeted killing of Al Qaeda operatives overseas.

Lately, the debate in Washington has been over the killing of Americans, like U.S-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was taken out by the CIA in September 2011. Pressed on the program by Congress, CIA director nominee John Brennan recently told lawmakers “this administration has not carried out drone strikes inside the United States and has no intention of doing so.”

But despite that pledge, there is every intention to expand the use of so-called mini-drones inside the U.S. Used mostly by local police and first responders, the Federal Aviation Administration has already granted 327 licenses, and it projects as many as 10,000 licensed systems by 2017.

Just police and first-responders. Because the government never overreaches on anything, right?

In other news, I’m going back to Arizona to explore abandoned mine shafts that I can make comfortable.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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Are we afraid of the word "drone"? It's just eyes-on people. I remember when some people thought that bar codes were a sign of the Antichrist.
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I just heard that the Authorities think they'll be useful for "crowd control." What kind of crowds? What kind of control? Were we having some kind of crowd-related crisis that I missed out on? Are the Authorities anticipating one?
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The Police have been using helicopters for decades. Police helicopters aren't allowed to be armed.

Honestly, besides the fact that the drones can stay on station for a much longer period of time, what's the difference between an unarmed drone and an unarmed helicopter?

Granted, most police helicopters don't have the fantastic new camera equipment the drones have. But do you really think it isn't coming? The next generation of police helicopters will have the exact same cameras on them. It's ten maybe twenty years down the road. So, just make a law that says these drones can't be armed if they are flying over the United States.
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We used to be able to count on Posse Comitatus to prevent the use of active-duty military persnnel for domestic law enforcement, but with this bunch of scofflaws in charge now those days are gon.
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