Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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This general idea seems to be a recurring theme. I have to admit that I'm still a little surprised at those folks who are up in arms by the restrictions on our travel liberties. While I've always been a libertarian at heart, the more I see the evil in the world the more accepting I am of increasing limitations on us all.
What keeps sitting in the back of my mind is how drastically things will change the day the suicide bombers show up in the mass transit systems in the US. I can't even begin to imagine how different our lives will be, and how drastic things will then become. Will it someday come to screening at bus stops? Will you be banned from carrying toothpaste onto the subway?
I really despise what terrorism has done to our way of life and what it will yet -- and seemingly inevitably -- do. And while I hate the idea of profiling, what does it say that islamic fundamentalists -- those who apparently have taken very seriously to heart every bit of the qur'an -- are the ones we are most likely to find under the bell curve of terrorism? How can anyone possibly expect to be able to profile for that? Too, the idea of profiling based on name, nationality or the way someone looks doesn't seem too workable -- since anyone can be brainwashed -- but at the same time ignoring certain factors is just as brainless. Sure, 92 year old baptist grandmothers in wheelchairs could conceivably be carrying explosives, but have there ever been such arrests? How do you actually go about finding the fanatical fundamentalists in all of this?
Okay, this is tongue-in-cheek, but how about putting up posters of the Danish cartoonists' work in the airports? Anyone who gets really, really upset about it (particularly if they get violent or destructive) gets an all-expenses-paid trip to Gitmo.
Like I said, just kidding.