Feds to Suspend Border Passport Rule
By MATTHEW LEE and DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writers
Thursday, June 7, 2007
(06-07) 21:59 PDT WASHINGTON, (AP) --
The Bush administration is poised to suspend a major post-9/11 security initiative to cope with increasingly angry complaints from Americans whose summer vacations are threatened by new passport rules.
A proposal, expected to be announced Friday, will temporarily waive a requirement that U.S. citizens have passports to fly to and from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda, provided the traveler can prove he or she has already applied for a passport, officials said Thursday.
I disagree with 95% of the new laws and regulations that are supposedly designed to thwart potential terrorist acts. I also feel that if a law/regulation passed with that intention can be suspended because it is too much of an inconvenience than the politicians who promoted it must not feel it was that important either. If we trade liberty for security we are fools; but if we trade liberty and security for convenience then we are roadkill on the highway called 'Survival of the Fittest'.