Thursday, March 6, 2008

High-handed government actions

The Treasury Dpt. is shutting down web-based businesses that deal in travel to Cuba, even if they do no business in the United States.

Count me in on the hand-wringing over such warrantless actions and the evidence of panic when the g'ment sees enemies in every bush. Even more interesting is the role the US is playing in pushing the planet to one-world government. Okay, that's an exaggeration, but it's issues like this that undermine localism and strengthen the appeal of international laws and legislative bodies. Communications activity crosses borders more easily than people and goods and, whether we increase or decrease regulation, the world is somehow going to have to get on the same page.


James Hanley said...

Gee, I'm going to Syria in May. Aren't they a wee bit more frightening to our guvmint than Cuba? Heck, I have friends who've gone to commynist China, and that was ok! But, no, the real danger is from some American traveling to a banana republic little island to buy some cigars.

Scott Hanley said...

Worse yet: the transaction doesn't have to involve any Americans at all. If we have an ounce of leverage, we're obligated to apply it.