Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thought police.

Foreigners fingerprinted in anti-terrorism move: Japan is fingerprinting foreigners entering the country in an anti-terrorism policy, bringing complaints from human right activists, business travellers and residents.

Here come the thought police: Not since the "Patriot Act" of 2001 has any bill so threatened our constitutionally guaranteed rights.

In the U.S. of A., we are all suspects now: The administration's demand that Congress shield the telecommunications industry from lawsuits for aiding in the systematic warrantless wiretapping of Americans has far less to do with protecting national security than its own exposed flanks.

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