If the Patriot Act and National Defense Authorization Act weren’t enough violations of our 4th Amendment rights guaranteed to us by the U.S. Constitution, now we have the issue of Drones flying in our skies. The Federal Aviation Administration just announced its plans to introduce expanding the use of surveillance drones over American airspace.
While the government loves to tout how these can be used to find missing children, track drug dealers or terrorists, they don’t mention how it violates the Constitution. Anything caught by these drones can be stored up to 90 days by the Pentagon. Within the next decade there could be up to 30,000 drones flying over American airspace. There’s no current legislation to curtail where they can go or what they can see, including your backyard and even into your own home, depending on how low they fly.
This is not permitted by the Constitution or Federal Law. The Defense Dept. cannot engage in any activity in the United States of America without an executive order from the president that is published. And why isn’t Congress saying anything? Instead, a majority voted into law the FAA Modernization and Reform Act, which will provide $63.6 billion for the agency’s programs between 2012-2015. This bill orders the Federal Aviation Administration to develop regulations for the testing and licensing of commercial drones by 2015.
Source: constitution party of Missouri