Kennedy’s Jeffersonian concern for individual rights would be touching if it wasn’t so insincere and out of date. Who the hell is he trying to kid?
Meanwhile, strip searching people guilty of simple misdemeanors is okay. Apparently that doesn’t change the relationship of the individual to the federal government in any fundamental way. Health insurance out, rectal searches in. Roger that.
Cynicism is the only proper attitude for the thinking individual these days. If you aren’t a cynic, I have but one question for you: Why not?
(Well, well, looky here. Protesters were pepper-sprayed yesterday. I wonder, did someone think to search their alimentary canals, you know, just ’cause?)