Monday, February 28, 2005

Invisible Law

Imagine a time when you would need a "domestic passport" to travel inside your own country. Where the government had laws that you had to follow, but you were not allowed to know what the law is, you must simply do as you are told.

Sounds like the bad old times in Soviet Russia or someplacelike that, huh?

Well, it's not. It's happening right now in the good oldUS of A.

John Gilmore founderof the Electronic Frontier Foundationhasn't been able to fly within the US because he refuses toprovide a Government authorised form of ID for the airlines.When he asked the airlines to show the law requiring himto do this, they could not, saying that the actual lawis "Sensitive Information".

So Gilmore is now sueing the US Governement over this invisible law (wonder how many others there are). Best of luck to him.

Here is a good article about the whole story..

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