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Submitted by E. N. Mayfield, Jr. (United States), Jun 14, 2006 at 01:53

As a contrarian, I believe most politicians and bureaucrats usually take courses of action exactly the opposite of the correct ones. "Profiling" is a case in point. Profiling should be mandatory - not illegal - especially as regards terrorism.

Public officials and special-interest groups believing that equality under the law prohibits directing unequal attention to identifiable groups which are almost the sole source of some criminal activity is evidence of stupidity, ignorance, pandering, cowardice, and abdication of duty to protect the public.

Write your government leaders and demand that profiling be legalized and required! And, if that doesn't work, vote the bums out!

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