7.22.2005

What Fourth Amendment?

The Patriot Act is renewed by the House and the New York Police Department announces they will engage in "random" searches of those that use the subway. If you don't want to be searched, then don't use the subway. I do not like the way things are headed.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You want to know what's scary about all of this? Your point of view is the minority now.

wizard said...

If you know anything about history, it reminds one of the Committee for Public Safety (France, 1789), a time commonly refered to as the Reign of Terror, and also the rise of the Arian race (Germany, 1936), commonly refered to as the Olympics.

Anonymous said...

Where have you gone Orus Mooney? You ask many questions, but you don't seem to offer any answers. I wouldn't like be vaporized because I chose to take the subway rather than a cab. You are the same people who will go off when the attack comes back to the US. "They didn't do enough to protect us" A Congressional investigation will follow... Conclusions- "we failed to heed the warnings", "didn't do enough to prevent.." "inadequate intelligence"

Jeff said...

Do you not like them because terrorists actions now influence what we do or because you think the police will have too much power? What's better - the possibility of being stopped and searched or a bomb getting on the subway with you? I don't like the searches, especially since I'm not packing heat, drugs, bombs or other illegal things. At the same time, everytime I get on an airplane headed to a big city, I wonder...

Anonymous said...

It's easy to sit in your little hole in Decatur and complain about "Big Brother" or the fact you may be a little inconvenienced when you travel. What do you think would happen if we had no law enforcement? You, especially, would be too scared to come out of your little yuppie house.