Rick William Elkin was born in Pasadena, California,
Recent headlines indicate that National Security departments are serious about the threat presented by the drone craze. Flying a few pounds of plastic explosives into a packed baseball stadium is entirely possible and may well be in the planning stages by terrorist operatives.
The apparent ease of penetrating the White House grounds by some drunk drone enthusiast has put the CIA and FBI on high alert. There is currently a Black Dart operation at Point Mugu Naval Weapons Center in California whose sole purpose is to develop anti-drone technology weapons.
The fact is, stopping rogue drones is in many ways similar to stopping illegal immigration. It is pointless to have lots of weapons if you can't control the borders. It is just an enormous whack-a-mole game that is unwinnable.
Who let drones fly unregistered and uncontrolled in otherwise highly controlled airspace in the first place? Keeping traffic under scrutiny in airspace is a fundamental necessity. Just like controlling borders. Without both, you don't really have a civilized society.
Letting aliens run wild in the US is just as careless. It usurps all vestiges of a civilized, mutually respectable society where the rights and privileges of it's 'citizens' suddenly are meaningless. The same with airspace. If we let anyone trespass in the corridors of air traffic, we might as well tear down all traffic controls on our highway system. It will soon degrade into complete and utter chaos.
Why is this so hard for people to understand? Is it because our collective memory is so short sighted? Our modern world just can't remember what life was like in the Dark Ages? Because it seems like there is a growing segment of the population that is pushing us back into that world of violence, decay, fear and chaos.
I am just as freedom-loving as anyone, but freedom can't live in a vacuum. It requires the oxygen of civilization, which means that certain mutual sacrifices must be observed to allow all of us to respect human rights. When those basic tenets are undermined, we all lose the control it requires to keep the peace. Humans are by nature not so easy to live with. They have survival instincts, but they must also practice social skills or their long term life expectancy is diminished.
The dominant species is ambitiously looking to dominate, especially other humans. Fascism is just around the corner from freedom, especially in neighborhoods that have no social restraints..