Today's Washington Post...
"DHS spokeswoman Amy Kudwa said the updating of policies reflects an effort to be more transparent. In an e-mail, she wrote that the decision ofU.S. Customs and Border Protection(CBP) "to change some of the standards in its old policies reflects the realities of the post-9/11 environment, the agency's expanded mission and legal authorities, and developments in the law, including the Homeland Security Act of 2003. Although certain aspects of the policies have changed, the policies have always reflected the notion that officers have the constitutional authority to inspect information presented at the border" without requiring suspicion of a particular traveler."
So, basically, DHS and TSA have the right to question an American citizen based on NOTHING. Americans are supposed to be protected by the Bill of Rights Amendment #4. But because the US was subjected to a terrorist attack seven years ago, we have surrendered one of our most basic rights. And the people we elect to protect those rights are the ones who tell us we are not safe and need their protection. Blimey! The terrorists have won without firing another shot.
If an agent doesn't like the way I comb my hair, or the smell of someone's perfume, or maybe even the color of your skin, they can pretty much do anything they want. What can they do? Search you, question you about your religion, take your laptop, take your camera...it's endless. And what right do you have to deny such action? None. NONE!
God bless America
Land that I love