I wonder if the fog of liberalism is finally lifting from the eyes of Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor or if she is just ignorantly hypocritical as most liberals seem to be.
Speaking before a group of students and faculty at Oklahoma City University’s School of Law on Thursday, Justice Sotomayor railed against the increasing intrusion into our privacy during this “frightening” age of surveillance technology. She made a specific point about the use of drones by both public and commercial entities to encroach on our private lives.
There are drones flying over the air randomly that are recording everything that’s happening on what we consider our private property. That type of technology has to stimulate us to think about what is it that we cherish in privacy and how far we want to protect it and from whom. Because people think that it should be protected just against government intrusion, but I don’t like the fact that someone I don’t know…can pick up, if they’re a private citizen, one of these drones and fly it over my property.
While Sotomayor made a point to highlight the use of drones by private individuals I am going to give her the benefit of the doubt and assume that she also is a person who thinks Americans should be protected from government intrusion as well.
She would go on to speak in terms that would make Robert Heinlein proud, stating: “We are in that brave new world, and we are capable of being in that Orwellian world, too.”
A liberal Supreme Court Justice warning us about falling into an Orwellian state?