This Is Not the Civil Libertarian Hero You're Looking For

Boing Boing is excited by a YouTube video from a guy who claims Border Patrol agents tasered and beat him at an "anti-terrorism" checkpoint in Arizona when he declined a search of his car.


Steven Anderson is the pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church, and it sure seems like he was wronged by overzealous Department of Homeland Security goons. It's the war on terror and war against Mexicans gone mad! Liberals should be outraged. Conservatives should mock them for that outrage.


But wait—here's a video of him calling Barack Obama a devil. He's a Republican! And the jack-booted thugs at DHS are calling all God-fearing Republicans terrorists. Conservatives should be outraged! Liberals should mock them for that outrage. Wait—are DHS checkpoints along U.S. highways good or bad now? We're so confused.