Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

"Yes," says civil liberties spokesperson. "I really want to die."

The ACLU and its local satellites don't seem yet to have figured out that we're in a war to the death with an enemy whose primary goal is simply to kill us. How else to explain this story?

The New York Civil Liberties Union today filed suit against the city to keep police from searching the bags of passengers entering the subway, organization lawyers said. The suit, which filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, will claimed that the two-week old policy violates constitutional guarantees of equal protection and prohibitions against unlawful searches and seizures, while doing almost nothing to shield the city from terrorism. It argues that the measure also allows the possibility for racial profiling, even though officers are ordered to randomly screen passengers.
I particularly liked this line from the same story: "Another plaintiff, Joseph Gehring Jr., who identified himself as a lifelong Republican, said he was disappointed to find subway riders accepting the police inspections so docilely." He doesn't seem to have considered that most people (a) realize they're in a public space; (b) have at least some memory of events in London a mere month ago; and (c) [I'm going to yell here] THEY DON'T WANT TO DIE, and they're willing to accept a de minimus infringement of their civil rights for the greater right to live to an old age in a free, non-Caliphate society.