“Travel is not a right, it is a privilege,”

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Only by air, for now — so says “Terrorism Expert” Neil Livingstone, on the subject of requiring passengers to wear electronic ID bracelets that contain all their personal data.

You know, kind of like the Mark of the Beast. Pretty soon it’ll be embedded behind your ear, or on your forehead.

It’s for your safety, of course. Isn’t government wonderful? (Compare Barry Goldwater, 1964: “You can have peace in a jail.”)

But relax — Mr. Livingstone doubts that the bracelets will contain Tasers that can be activated by government-appointed officials.

Not right away, at least.

4:17 pm on July 11, 2008
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