Friday, December 17, 2004

Fourth Amendment protections good for security.

Quickly,Seth draws an analogy to doctors. Doctors learn of illegal drug use but are required not to reveal that to police. If patients are afraid of the police, it makes it harder for the doctor to do a good job.

Likewise, if innocuous travelers are afraid of the police, they are induced to behave suspiciously (hiding things), which distracts screeners from real threats that also behave suspiciously. We're less secure as a result.

And, oh yeah, it's unconstitutional.
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