Make sure you scroll down and catch this little parenthetical buried well past the lede paragraph:
- Lest we all think the agents' attitudes began and ended with immigrants, consider my daughter's welcome Saturday upon arriving in Portland by bus from Boston: After she gave a border agent her license, he demanded her passport. She correctly told him that U.S. citizens don't need passports for interstate travel. "Let me give you a word of advice," he replied tersely. "You need to learn to watch your mouth.")
Let me repeat the part that burns me the most: "She correctly told him that U.S. citizens don't need passports for interstate travel."
Someone PLEASE 'splain to me why law enforcement officers with the Department of Homeland Security are demanding U.S. citizens carry passports for interstate travel? Oh wait, never mind— I already know how this story ends. Clearly this newspaper guy's daughter is a lying commie traitor. The DHS simply doesn't do what she's alleging they did. And if they ever start doing it, then well— don't worry, Citizen, they would never do something like this in America...