“This is the [US] border, and you have no rights.”

Please, tell me this isn’t true.

It used to be a common saying, “If (insert nonsense here), the terrorists have won!” For instance, If I can’t go on vacation, the terrorists have won! If I can’t have a half-caf latté, the terrorists have won!

This news, if true, is what they wanted all along. Our freedom. All it took was a couple dozen madmen, some time and money to prepare, and a sunny, tragic September morning. Osama bin Laden didn’t have to do anything else—we did the rest.

I hope this isn’t true.

Update 2/11/08- CNN is reporting a lawsuit has been filed in one case of repeated laptop searches. In it, Russ Knocke, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, says, “This is the kind of scrutiny the American public expects.”

The opinions expressed in Steve’s Peeves are intended to enlighten, entertain and, in some cases, uplift. They may not be appropriate for young readers or the satirically challenged. Parental supervision is advised.

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