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Border Security A Primordial Must-Have

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Submitted by Geoff (Canada), Dec 2, 2007 at 08:01

(Note: a slightly sarcastic comment)

To those who support the Civil Liberties Union in this case, here's a startling message:

FREEDOM HAS A PRICE!

Question: Any one from the Civil Liberties Union remember 911 (in case you have forgotten, it's more than just an emergency call number nowadays...) ?

Or, do you remember the Cold War (maybe you are too young to remember or care about...you live for 'today,' and history lessons 'are for chumps', right?) ?

Civil Liberties is indeed important to support, but please dear Civil Liberties experts:

1) put your priorities in the right place...there's an ideological war being fought right under your nose (you are seriously reminding me of Neville Chamberlain's stupidity and arrogance for ignoring Germany's re-armament prior to WWII --whose stupidity launched WWII and millions of dead).

2) remember that inasmuch as you are watchdogging our civil liberties, there is a new form of Cold War going on...called Islamic Dictatorship and its blatant intolerance of the freedoms that you and I enjoy today in our land (has any one of you Civil Liberties experts read the news lately on what is happening in Islamic countries --the lashing of a girl whose crime was that she was raped...I know, I know it's irrelevant to you because that problem is "over there, and not here").

3) try at least not to play the 'all-knowing god' and the 'unconditional protector of freedoms'. Wars are fought on many fronts, and radical islam is fought both on the battlefield and in secret meeting places. Perhaps you are too young --or more importantly too naive to understand that innocent-looking meetings can be a front to something more sinister.

It's best to remain careful about things, I don't think the border scrutiny is overboard.

It is called security, somehting that you, civil liberties expert, fully enjoy...because in Saudi Arabia you would have been beheaded a long time ago...

Submitting....

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Title Commenter Date Thread
1A Muslim when convenient [68 words]Wulfgar HamzaNov 6, 2010 16:20179980
Religious favoritism [48 words]Steven KappeAug 20, 2010 21:48177033
Fingerprinting and criminals-- NOT! [29 words]BBMay 13, 2009 14:43155370
Privilege to Travel - not a god given right. [138 words]AussiemanOneDec 2, 2007 16:28115581
Border Security A Primordial Must-Have [317 words]GeoffDec 2, 2007 08:01115572
What's the problem.....Can anybody point me out any problem? [277 words]YnnatchkahDec 1, 2007 17:15115545

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