[lit-ideas] Re: Southeast Asian move by Silicon Valley engineers

  • From: Robert.Paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Robert Paul)
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: 06 Nov 2004 16:26:27 PST

Andreas writes:

The questions are basically "Have you ever done anything illegal, even 
if you weren't caught?" If you say no, and the US government finds out you once
rode in a 
car without using the seatbelt, you will be arrested, hauled off in chains, and
immediately. No discussion, no appeal.
Something puzzles me about this. If you 'weren't caught' how does the US
government find out what you did? Will it take the word of 'informers' who might
have been with you in the car? If this is true, it might save us all some money
if the government stopped wasting its time with evidence but got rid of the
unnecessary shuffle here and simply accused you of having done something illegal
right off the bat.

For efficiency in government,

Robert Paul
Reed College
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