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The government should put drones in the air to protect the American people.

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And the word is drone. As you may or may not have heard, the federal government is increasingly using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to do jobs traditionally reserved for  intelligence agencies or even satellites.  Whether it’s the covert assassinations of top Al Queda leaders or having a peek at nuclear activity in Iran, the UAV is the new James Bond.  While the use of these drones by the military and overseas intelligence agencies  is nothing new, there seems to be a momentum for rapid expansion of these drones on U. S. soil.

UAVs are being used regularly along the southwest border and by the Coast Guard to patrol high risk / difficult terrain.  However, last week in testimony to the House Homeland Security Subcommittee, Secretary Napolitano announced that the Department of Homeland Security would be working more closely with the Federal Aviation administration to use drones for “public safety”  concerns.

Here’s the video with the drone question beginning at 1:13

One of the Obama administration's top priorities, with regard to homeland security, has been stopping home grown terrorists.  There seems to be some consensus between both republicans and democrats on this committee that using drones might be an effective tool in combating such individuals.  So, as always, we put it to you.  Should the government put drones in the air to protect the American people?

P.S. You can’t make this up, the government recently denied a taco delivery service, tacocopter, the right to deliver tacos by drone because of safety concerns.
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