said by StuartMW: said by OZO:
That's why people should always remember what was mentioned in this post.
BTW, quotes like those are useful (and remembered) by people because they summarize in a sentence a huge volume of information. To those that understand-- this particular one reminds them of what freedom is, what is required to maintain it, the history of societies that lost their freedom etc. In short they're not just pithy quotes thrown out by tinfoil hat types.
Quotes like that may serve to cheer lead the mindless but serve little purpose in thoughtful discussions of issues.
It appears to me you are suggesting that a saying from 238 years ago overpowers all when discussing the issue of LEGAL use of drones. Worse it appears that if I don't agree with your thoughts on drones then it must be because I'm too dense to understand its great deep meaning.
My equally insulting reply is that blind allegiance to trite sayings leads to intellectual blindness.
I agree in the saying... I don't believe its completely applicable to the LEGAL use of drones in LE.
I'll say it for the last time.
IT IS NOT THE TOOLS USED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT BUT THE ABUSE BY THOSE WHO USE THEM AND THE INCORRECT APPLICATION OF THE LAWS GOVERNING THEIR USE THAT IS THE THREAT.
To believe otherwise is to believe that all tools used in LE must be banned because they have all been used illegally at one time or another and thus must come under purview of the quote.