Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Drug War Exception

There is a heck of a lot of complaining about the latest body groping rules implemented by the TSA. The thing is we gave up ownership of our bodies a long time ago when we let urine screening for employment pass without a murmur. All for the greater good to be sure. The Drug War exception to the 4th Amendment has just expanded a little. Why the outrage?

Well some people have been outraged for a while. And they have written books:

Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure
Drug Hate and the Corruption of American Justice

Civil Liberties Vs. National Security In A Post 9/11 World

Cross Posted at Classical Values

4 comments:

Neil said...

I think what happened is just that intrusiveness for the sake of security simply reached the point of intolerability. Whiz in a cup? OK, not so obviously intrusive. Get felt up by the TSA? Not OK--now everybody can see the problem.

Some rollback is on the way, I suspect. There's going to be a few new Amendments before this is over.

Ms. Cris Ericson said...

the sun in scorpio is directly opposite my sun in taurus today.

I am feeling an urge to write up a injunctive relief order request to file in federal court on behalf of myself and other human beings to stop drug testing as a violation of warrantless search and seizure with no probable cause.

probably has been done before, but needs to be done again.

crisericson@aceweb.com

good, better, best, never let it rest, until the good is better, and the better, best.

TAKE BACK OUR FREEDOM.

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Ms. Cris Ericson said...

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SET ME FREE, FREE, SET ME FREE!

WHY DOESN'T EVERYONE JUST TELL TSA THEY HAVE HERPES OR SOMETHING?

M. Simon said...

Neil,

Yes. A drug test every few years on change of employment is tolerable.

But it did set the stage for the next step.

I don't know about Amendments. Change for sure.

Cris,

I like:

WHY DOESN'T EVERYONE JUST TELL TSA THEY HAVE HERPES OR SOMETHING?