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Feds want to monitor and detain travelers for public health purposes

Feds want to monitor and detain travelers for public health purposes
Feds want to monitor and detain travelers for public health purposes



The Daily Kos writeup below refers to this Washington Post story:
http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/22/AR2005112201700.html 

It's a reasonable worry (though I wonder if the Daily Kos folks would be 
as vocal if a Democratic administration had done this). I wrote this 
article last year that discussed the problems of governmental 
overreaching in the case of SARS:
http://www.reason.com/hod/dmc041703.shtml 

-Declan

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: "US to Monitor All Travel..."
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 01:21:30 -0500
From: barlowss  

Here's a very interesting discussion at 
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/11/22/22254/031 

US to Monitor All Travel, Detain at Will (WaPo)
by FredFred [Subscribe]
Tue Nov 22, 2005 at 08:02:54 PM PDT
this story in tomorrow's wapo gives me the shivers.

If you recall, in the name of "national security" we got the patriot 
act, something that gave the government unprecedented powers to spy on 
and detain citizens of the united states.  Meanwhile, nothing was 
actually done as far as improving security at our nuke plants, chemical 
plants, cargo terminals, railways, etc., and the feds won't reveal what 
information they have gathered even in statistical aggregate, even to 
the Congress which is supposed to provide oversight.

Now, the government, in the name of "fighting epidemics" wants to track 
the comings and goings of every single US citizen traveling....  more 
below the break. [...]

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