While drones have become a controversial topic amongst some segments of the population – minus the intellectually “out for lunch” majority of course – both the Federal and State governments all across the country are gearing up to not only legalize and facilitate the domestic use of drones for police purposes but many are now volunteering to offer their services for such programs.
Among close to three dozen states who are trading their rights, sovereignty, and pride for . . . well . . . whatever they believe they will gain . . . is, typically, South Carolina, which is now openly announcing its desire to become a “drone testing site” if local media reports are to be believed.
The issue arises out of reports that the Federal Aviation Administration is planning to use six different locations to test the ability of drones to operate in different environments and to determine how best to integrate drones into the national airspace.
According to a report by the Associated Press which was rapidly reprinted in the majority of South Carolina local media outlets, FAA Spokesman Les Dorr stated that “the agency cannot reveal the identities of the 50 applicants for testing, or how many applicants each state has.”
Although it is true that some South Carolina lawmakers have expressed concern over the domestic use of drones with some even having submitted legislation designed to prevent it, the fact is that the South Carolina legislature, executive branch, and, of course, the corporate sector, are clearly in favor of partnering with the establishment of the most sophisticated police state in world history to the obvious detriment of their own citizens, constituents, and even their own authority and power.
South Carolina’s pathetic groveling at the feet of the police state industry comes on the heels of one of the most bizarre flip flops in recent U.S. Senate history when Rand Paul, after having filibustered the nomination of CIA Director John Brennan for 13 hours, stated that he does, indeed, support the drone killing of American citizens on American soil without charge or trial.
Clearly, Paul’s filibuster was nothing more than a 13-hour campaign speech designed to garner support from the few civil liberty-minded liberals/libertarians not entirely sucked into the cult of personality of Barack Obama or the Republican party that remain.
“If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and fifty dollars in cash,” Paul said, “I don’t care if a drone kills him or a policeman kills him.”
Paul was not asked whether or not this philosophy would apply to a derivatives dealer coming out of a bank or a Congressmen exiting the Capitol.
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Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of three books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, and Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident. Turbeville has published over 200 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.