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Where is Obama's "change" when children end up on official black lists?

Antonin Alexander | 14.01.2010 21:08 | Analysis | Repression | Terror War | World

An eight-year old boy from New Jersey named Mikey Hicks, who apparently shares the same name with a person US Homeland Security considers "suspicious" must suffer the same treatment as a criminal and cannot get his name removed from the list.

The so-called administration of George W. Bush has long since come to an end. And yet under Obama's allegedly "progressive" administration, things are only getting worse for the ordinary citizen.

An excellent example is the story of Mikey Hicks, an eight-year old boy who has continually been harassed and patted down each and every time he passes through airport security. His name, despite being rather ordinary and common, apparently is shared with another person who is considered "

Despite the efforts of the family to have his name removed from the black list, neither the TSA nor Homeland Security have been willing to lift a finger to help alleviate the matter.

Instead of improving airport security and removing the red tape imposed by the previous Bush administration, the Obama government has only pushed these programs further to the point of absurdity.

The price of freedom is becoming ever more costly, and while it is unlikely that this story will awaken anytime out of the Obama dreamtime, for those in the UK who plan on visiting the US, keep in mind that in terms of treatment of foreign visitors to the US, nothing has improved and indeed, the situation is only getting worse.

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  1. It is indeed their country ... — Antonin Alexander