There are two routes to one-party rule, loss of liberty, and totalitarianism. One route is the open revolution, as in the October Revolution of 1917 in which Bolsheviks, led by Lenin, took over the Russian government. The other route is the creeping socialism, in which success in democratic politics gives revolutionary opponents of bourgeois governments the foothold in which, during crisis, they launch one-party government, such as Germany under Hitler's chancellorship in 1933. Less fascist of course is the stealth socialism of Britain. Via either route is the end result is control by the political Big Brother.
Traditional America is being subverted by the second route, creeping socialism, under Obama's political successes. I do not say or believe or imply that Obama is a Hitler; I don't think he is. He is not an original thinker of political theory or of American history. He has simply absorbed the ideological slogans and orientations of the New Left of the 1960s and 1970s, which now guide his political agenda. But benign Obama's progressivism is not. It seeks to move America to a political and governmental structure in which traditional political liberty and social and economic freedoms are replaced by dictated social progress and economic activity under the command of national governmental regulation.
A necessary component of totalitarianism is destruction of political opposition by governmental power under one-party rule. There are different means of accomplishing this destruction. One is delegitimatization of opposition parties. Another is intimidation of civilian populace. Nothing intimidates liike surveillance. Fear that authorities can learn of your opposition to governmental rulers and their actions and can formally or indirectly retaliate, threatening to take away the welfare you receive from the government and harrassing you with governmental agency power (you are named a "person of interest" without any due process in court because you are accused of no crime), you are isolated socially and politically, your finances and assets are frozen, and you are compelled to expend your savings on lawyers to chase the chimera of invisible power arrayed against you.
There are all sorts of surveillance done by private and governmental agency through video feeds: traffic, mall and school security, bank lobbies, presidential parades, airport boarding gates, and so on. Now Obama wishes to add another level of surveillance: from small, invisible to the naked eye, drones. Drones would capture activity of both public and private and home spaces, both known persons of interest, felons under warrants, and the innocent public. But in this arrangement, every body become a person of interest for some government purpose.
Drone surveillance would be a dramatic step in the destruction of liberty and due process. The Democratic Party under Obama will not renounce this activity. While the ACLU and other civil liberty organizations will raise alarm and perhaps file law suits, only a broad political attack on drone surveillance will reveal to the public the broader and profound danger to traditional liberties. Let obstruction, criticism, and opposition begin!