“The problem is mission creep plus a complacent group of...citizens”
Thank you, excellent answer and stuff to consider. I don’t want armed anything flying around my city, county or state. The platform used is incidental, which was the point of my questions. I’d be against them arming blimps, if that was the proposal. Flying things are great survailance tools, but just as subject to the constitution as any other government/police tool.
As you point out, a complacent public in the face of grasping government is the real danger here.
“Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step over the ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never!— All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the
Blue Ridge, in a trial of a Thousand years. At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.” —Abraham Lincoln 1838.
Dang dude, now you went and made me quote Lincoln.