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Ok. It's bad enough that we have to show an ID to board a plane
The Ohio Patriot Act has made it to the Taft's desk, and with the stroke of a pen, it would most likely become the toughest terrorism bill in the country. The lengthy piece of legislation would let police arrest people in public places who will not give their names, address and birth dates, even if they are not doing anything wrong.
It's bad enough that we have to show an ID to board a plane
Ok, uh, I'm one of those people who would end up in jail, for refusing to cooperate with this law. Why? Because, in my opinion, if I haven't done anything wrong, then it is none of the police's business who I am!!
from subz jsobecky, here's an interesting challenge for you. You've admitted you support this legislation: Lets say this exact same legislation was enacted by the Iranian government. Would you refrain from using this legislation to paint a picture that "freedom and democracy" needs to be spread to Iran? Or would you use it, amongst other things, to say "Look Iran is oppressing its citizens".
from dg Jsobecky, i love you to death, but dude, doesnt anything bother you?
Please tell me, I'd love to know.
quote: It's bad enough that we have to show an ID to board a plane
This isn't a bad thing. This type of identification verification is understandable. Really can't trust people these days. However, the writing of this bill which allows officers to arrest people for refusing to give their name and address is, in my opinion, pushing things a little too far.