Sunday, December 04, 2011

Imperial Tunes

Steyn Notes on the stories about strip searched grannies and other TSA horrors:
US airport “security” serves no serious purpose except to accustom free-born peoples to behaving like a compliant bovine herd. America is now a land where 85-year old grannies are strip-searched without probable cause. You’re extremely naive if you think that, once government acquires a taste for that, it will remain confined to the airport.

Indeed.  Where is our GOP Congress or the GOP Presidential candidates on everything from corporate bailouts to our inept, overbearing security state?  Unfortunately they're either nowhere, or actively supporting the outrages, such as by voting overwhelmingly for crap like SB1867:
At issue is Section 1031 of the National Defense Authorization Bill (SB 1867) which would authorize the use of military force against any individual who has “substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners, including any person who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces.
Such as being a wheelchair bound grandmother or a teenager with a picture of a gun on her purse or under-groped kids getting off a train, etc.

Apparently Republicans don't mind the actions of Emperor Nerobama, they just don't care for the tune that he is playing on his fiddle.

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