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Time to take a stand against use of drones

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The Founding Fathers of this country knew the dangers and abuses of government and religion. For these reasons they risked their all to bring about a new government with a lack of oppression and abuses by government forces. Risking their all was not a small matter.

They prevailed against a world power to give all citizens individual rights and freedoms. The Bill of Rights was included to guard against the eventual erosion of those rights by the growing power of government, which we are experiencing in the 21st century. Drones are the latest indicator of this erosion, just as the income tax was 100 years ago and the CIA operating in this country is today.

It doesn’t matter whether drones are legal or not. Most of the government’s black op programs are illegal according to written law, but they still happen every day and will never stop. Once the cancerous erosion of honest government starts, it is all downhill from there. In a decade these drones will be the size of bumblebees with laser lethality optional. In another decade or two, with developing stealth technology, they will be undetectable to the human eye and able to enter our homes.

The American people have a duty now in this time and age to protect our rights against government intrusions and honor all the forefathers who fell in action to establish this new experiment in the attempt at the common man’s freedom. Dear old Franklin said, and the public held at that time, that those who would sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither.

Edward L. Barlow

Clayton

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