But we care about this when it's outside our borders.
Stopping contraband, understandable. But in the wake of this, it's hard to argue that such policies and procedures are not aimed at the elusive "bad people" and rather at attempting to quell dissent. Think being able to protest in public is still a right? Get ready to spread 'em wide.
I appreciated the Authoritarian Catechism. Read the article through, or just scroll down towards the end to find it. I hate to be a pessimist, but this reads like a primer for how to behave in America today if one is not well-to-do and white. Oops. Did I say that out loud?