July 23, 2005

This Sounds Familiar

So, the Transportation Safety Administration is illegally compiling passenger profile information?

This isn't the first time the government has been caught illegally collecting information on certain demographic groups. And certainly not the first time they've abused that information.

What was that bit about "absolute power" again?

But hey, we can trust the government...


Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 23, 2005 11:43 AM | TrackBack

Although I do understand your general point, Waco had absolutely nothing to do with the government illegally collecting information about law abiding citizens. Waco was all about the testosterone induced law enforcement methods of today’s police who have, apparently, watched far too many cop shows on TV as kids. We have a nation full of overbearing law enforcement types on the job today. But let's not get lost there. The religious fanatics at the Waco compound had a lot more similarity to today's Islamic terrorist groups than they did to Jane and John Doe American Citizen. I say this with no satisfaction, as I have strong libertarian leanings myself, but let’s not pretend the Davidians were lily white.

Posted by: Richard Ames at July 23, 2005 04:19 PM