Steven D. Laib @ Intellectual Conservative: “And everyone expected that unreasonable searches of individuals would come from the Conservatives.”
Anyone complaining about those evil Arizona immigration officials lately?
The fact that it is under a liberal administration that this is happening should come as no surprise. Conservatism has always been oriented on the dignity of the individual and his or her ability to control their own lives. It does not believe in government intrusion into the lives of private citizens for security or other reasons. That is the reason for the Fourth Amendment. The modern Left, which has no respect for the Constitution or for the rights of the citizen, is the source of these new, assaultive behaviors by government. It is from the same source as “health care” death panels, forced disclosure of health records, and non-prosecution of illegal activities because the perpetrators support those in power.
Citizen activism to remove these abusive procedures must now be a priority. It may be a good idea for the incoming congress to defund homeland security until the scanners are removed and reasonable procedures are returned to the nation’s airports. And perhaps while we are at it, we can add the title of “voyeur” to the dubious credentials of Obama and Napolitano.
Show Me Your Papers!!!!