Even though I’m transferring from one national park to another, I have to have a new background check done. The government has gone background check crazy since 9/11. So I’m filling out all this damned paperwork. One is a release to have an investigator ask my doctor if I’m mentally deranged. This is freaking ridiculous. I’m going to avoid signing that one if at all possible. I don’t think they have a right to ask my doctor anything.
If terrorists are running around this country with impunity it’s because our government wasn’t using the considerable tools it already had to find them. One guy was listed in the LA phonebook despite being an illegal immigrant on a terrorist watchlist. I doubt the failure to delve into his mental health was the problem.
I was very strongly libertarian in my college days and I am leaning that way again lately.