Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Minutemen tracked by U.S. Government, Reported to Mexico (link)

This report says that the U.S. Border Patrol reports the location of the Minutemen to the Mexican government. If you don't know, the Minutemen are a group of volunteers that sit on the border looking for illegal crossings, and then report the location of the crossing to the Border Patrol.

So on one hand, this is about the most counter intuitive behavior you could think of, since it is, in fact, the Border Patrol that these guys are trying to help.

But more importantly, and regardless of what you think about illegal immigration, everyone should be distrubed that the location of law abiding American citizens who are breaking no law and who are contained within U.S. borders should be tracked by a U.S. Government agency and then reported to a foreign government.

Let me say that again: the U.S. Government is tracking U.S. citizens for the sole purpose of reporting their whereabouts to a foreign power.

This is the kind of thing that would make D.K. Michaels pround. What the heck is up with that? Besides the fact that it's just plain stupid, it seems like it must be illegal, and is certainly a bit creepy.

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