Sep 182010
 September 18, 2010  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Nick Bibby writes:

Benjamin Franklin once commented that “He who would surrender liberty in the name of security deserves neither.”

It would be interesting to see what he ― or Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, or many others ― would make of the current hysteria over immigration which is leading to ever more complex procedures for foreigners living in Korea.


If there is genuinely a security need to use fingerprints then simply singling out foreigners seems to be an odd way to address the issue. Why fingerprint the fresh-faced Canadian graduate and not the Korean national returning from six months in the Pashtun Valley?

Read more of his opinion piece in the Korea Times.

Thanks to Ian Geldard for this link.

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