August 20, 2004

Crossing that line.

Whenever this magpie reads a story like this AP report about how the US is starting aerial patrols of the border with Canada, the first thing that comes to mind is this:

Any technology that the feds use to keep people from entering the country can easily be used to keep US citizens/residents from leaving. Or getting back in once they've left.

Posted by Magpie at August 20, 2004 03:20 PM | Paranoia | Technorati links |

I think the first step towards "securing" the Canadian border might be giving people some clue as to where it is. While there are survey markers every so often, for much of the border there is no way of knowing.

Years ago I saw a comedy show, might even have been Michael Moore's short lived show, with a group of locals out in the field looking for the markers to find out where the border was.

I can't see spending money on a wall, or even a fence, but we really should use markers that you don't have to have a shovel to find.

Posted by: Bryan at August 20, 2004 11:48 PM