Feb. 7, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement praising both houses of the Virginia General Assembly for passing legislation that would place a two-year moratorium on the use of drones in the Commonwealth except in emergency circumstances:
“There is no reason that Virginia law enforcement or that of any other state should be spying on the American people with drones. We call on the House and Senate to resolve minor differences between their two bills and get the legislation on Governor McDonnell’s desk as soon as possible so that he can sign it into law.
“There is no justification for handing the government the broad power to presume guilt over the entire populace, which is what regular drone surveillance flying over people’s houses for no reason constitutes.
“We thank Delegate Cline and Senator McEachin for their work on getting these drones out of our skies, and we applaud the bipartisan, overwhelming majorities with which these bills were passed. Now let’s get it across the finish line. A police state must never be allowed in Mr. Jefferson’s Commonwealth.”
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