I don't like the thought of Big Brother watching me. I like even less the knowledge that there are genuine reasons why Big Brother would feel the need to deploy drones to patrol the Homeland.
Historically, acts of terrorism, nihilism, and civil unrest have resulted in a tightening of the government's control on the population, which not only inspires the protesters to more violent acts, but which puts the screws to the law-abiding citizens. Eventually they start to sympathise with the protesters, and then it's not far to go to reach the flashpoint of revolt.
A plethora of laws guarantees that there will be people breaking the law, which then results in the government having to enact yet more laws. For instance, murder is against the law--so why do we need to have laws against hate-crime murders, too?
Additionally, cuts in funding and in tax revenues mean that there are fewer police patrolling the streets, and so turning to drones (who only have to be paid for once) seems like a money-saving alternative to putting more cops on the beat. But drones don't have families and don't contribute anything to society the way living policemen can.
I can see where drone surveillance would have its place. It just saddens me that our society now requires such a thing.