Israeli security forces use a system of profiling passengers in order to protect air travel. They don’t conduct these silly random searches we see almost daily in America. The Israeli security guards know the type of person who is most likely to carry out a terrorist attack; they don’t need to pat down 95-year-old grandmothers.
After Alabama passed HB 56 in June, law professor and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who helped write SB 1070, said, “Alabama now has the strongest law deterring illegal immigration in the country, surpassing even Arizona.” Given the hissy fit Obama threw over Arizona, we knew it was just a matter of time for him before he filed another frivolous lawsuit to overturn the law.
Those of us who attended public schools before “social justice” spread through the curriculum like a bad infection probably remember sitting in math class and working through problems.
That is right…profile me and all men who were born in the Middle East, have a Middle Eastern profile or have Middle Eastern names...why you say?
The backdrop for my favorite science-fiction novels, Frank Herbert's "Dune" series, is something called the Butlerian Jihad. Some 10,000 years before the main events of the story take place, humanity rebelled against "thinking machines" -- intelligent computers -- controlling people's lives.
Even with the demise of ACORN, a lot of people are worried about voter fraud in the upcoming 2012 presidential election.
Once upon a time opposition to illegal immigration was championed by a few special interest groups and outspoken leaders like Tom Tancredo and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Not so anymore.
"Black man's burden," read the headline in the Los Angeles Times piece. "African-American men," read the subheading, "are still often judged by the color of their skin rather than the content of their character."
President Obama, you're running out of time. Start profiling on the basis of actual data. Find the killers--not the weapons. Become as aggressive and ruthlessly pragmatic about the security of the American people as you were say about health care.
I'm thrilled so many of you are causing a commotion over the creepy, occasionally amorous and always intrusive policies of the Transportation Security Administration.
Last week, goaded by Drudge's hordes, I took my stand against the opponents of the scan and the pat-down.
My only hope is that enough Americans will realize there's got to be a better way, and the next Congress will serve as a Verbesserungsvorschlagsversammlung to figure out how to keep us safe while denying government agents a Fingerspitzengefühl of our junk.
The ghost of 9/11 terrorist Mohammed Atta is probably laughing out loud over what he accomplished when he and his fellow murderers drove airliners into the World Trade Center towers.
After 9/11, we were all under the impression that the newly created TSA would be particularly alert for certain kinds of behavior. Instead, we seem to have settled into a kind of bovine, tedious hunt for weapons.
The latest controversy over Transportation Security Administration body scans and enhanced body pat-downs leaves no doubt: America truly is a nation of whiners.
President Obama and the TSA have a fundamental problem. They treat all Americans as though we are all terrorists.
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