February 20, 2013

By Dr. Mercola

droneThe “military industrial complex” has become the military industrial government… It doesn’t stop with the military; other industries seem to have taken over our healthcare, banking, food and agriculture at the federal level as well.

To say that your civil liberties are in jeopardy would be a gross understatement, and while spy drones and the reintroduction of yet another cyber security bill1 may seem off topic for a health website, remember that your right to learn about, apply, and buy alternative health strategies and products may not be as inalienable as you might think anymore.

The US government is hard at work suppressing and limiting your rights to choose your own health care and your right to take control of your own health in a wide variety of ways.

Health freedom and civil liberties are under attack from every conceivable angle, which is why you simply cannot afford to stay idle any longer.

Any attack on your civil liberties will eventually affect your right to choose what foods you want to buy, the supplements you want to take, and the healing modalities you want to pursue to stay healthy.

From Drone Warfare Abroad to Drone Surveillance Across the US

Federal agencies are stepping up efforts to “ensure safety” by way of massive military and National Security Agency (NSA) spending. A bill passed last year, which allocates more than $63 billion to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would unleash some 30,000 unmanned spy drones in civilian airspace across the United States.2

According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU):

“Unfortunately, nothing in the bill would address the very serious privacy issues raised by drone aircraft. This bill would push the nation willy-nilly toward an era of aerial surveillance without any steps to protect the traditional privacy that Americans have always enjoyed and expected.”

As reported by the Digital Journal:3

“The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a watchdog group, has brought a lawsuit against the federal government requesting the FAA release records on agencies, almost 300 of them, carrying authorization for domestic drone operations.

Jennifer Lynch, an attorney with EFF told Talking Points Memo the new drone bill increases the importance of the lawsuit. ‘I think the fact that Congress is pressuring the FAA to expand its UAS program through the FAA Reauthorization Act only reinforces the need for these records,’ she noted.

It’s important that we learn more about how the federal government and state and local law enforcement agencies are already using UASs before we expand their use further. The privacy concerns posed by the use of drones for domestic surveillance are too great to excuse the FAA’s lack of transparency on this issue.”

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