Monday, June 4, 2012
Use of Drones By EPA to Spy On Cattle Ranchers From Nebraska and Iowa
In what can only be described as setting a very dangerous precedent, the EPA has now engaged in the use of drones to spy on farmers. At least Nebraska's congressional delegation sent a joint letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, but the question is, will it be heard? Apparently, courts including the Supreme Court has found it legal to take aerial photographs with these drones. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution says otherwise, however, in that it expicitly says Congress may now legislate in environmental matters. Rather, the tenth amendment states that this authority is granted to states and its legisatures. Clearly, this is another gross violation of federal power, where states should be deciding matters. Furthermore, the use of drones to spy on anyone without a warrant is unconstitutional in itself. What do you think? Do you support or are you against drones spying on the American public? Does it set a dangerous precedent?