Texas "Anti Drone" Laws Would be Toughest in USA
There's only one refuge for the people now that DC has all but declared itself above all constitutional constraints, and that's the reserved power of the sovereign States:
Texas would have the toughest anti-drone legislation in the country under a bill filed by State Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Terrell). 1200 WOAI's Michael Board reports that Gooden has introduced a measure which would outlaw the use of drones by individuals, or state or federal law enforcement. Gooden tells 1200 WOAI news that his bill would have limited exceptions, including allowing drones within 25 miles of the Rio Grande for drug and illegal immigrant interdiction programs, or for use by law enforcement with a valid search or arrest warrant, with 'probable cause to believe that a person has committed a felony.' "Do we want out local police departments laying off officers and simply parking drones over our homes to keep an eye on all of us?" Gooden asked.One of the hard lessons of history the Founders incorporated into the Constitution was that central governments tend to grab power and resources. They established a system of government that set the sovereign States as watchdogs and enforcers of limited government power. Obama's power grab cannot go unchallenged, and fortunately there's a legal and peaceful means of stopping it.