Sunday, August 3, 2008

Slippery Slope

Now why should this surprise anyone?

Travelers' Laptops May Be Detained At Border
Federal agents may take a traveler's laptop or other electronic device to an off-site location for an unspecified period of time without any suspicion of wrongdoing, as part of border search policies the Department of Homeland Security recently disclosed.

Also, officials may share copies of the laptop's contents with other agencies and private entities for language translation, data decryption or other reasons, according to the policies, dated July 16 and issued by two DHS agencies, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Isn't it ironic that folks get their undies in a bundle over such disregard for the Fourth Amendment but have no problem with the Government playing fast and free with the Second Amendment? I tend to examine how any candidate for office looks at the Second Amendment and withhold my vote accordingly. Maybe I'm not so crazy being a single-issue voter after all.

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