Such a plea is as futile as it is arrogant, for Americans of all political stripes (from Greens to Libertarians) hold the rights of privacy, free assembly, and speech dear. Republican Rep. Ted Poe of Texas, for example, is a hard-right conservative, but he gets it that nothing could be more genuinely conservative than conserving those fundamental rights. Last July 24, Poe took to the House floor to shout out to all of us citizens a timely update of Paul Revere's legendary cry: "The drones are coming!"
He's chairman of the subcommittee on homeland security, so he's not just pissing in the wind. He, Rep. Markey, Sen. Paul, and others are sponsoring similar bills to rein in the harum-scarum drive to infest our skies and society with drones.
Not only is this a fight that grassroots people can win against the profiteers and privacy invaders -- but it's one we must win. The Lowdown's Do Something will link you to action.