There is an AP article in todays Washington Post about Cynthia McKinney, a Georgia Congresswoman who was in a scuffle with the police today after refusing to identify herself upon entering one of the House buildings in the “Capitol Complex”. The truly scary part of the article was this:
Members of Congress do not have to walk through metal detectors as they enter buildings on the Capitol complex. They wear lapel pins identifying them as members.
National security is being protected by lapel pins? What’s the deal with that? It’s comforting to know that we’re having our international phone calls tapped and that anyone with the right lapel pin can walk right into a capitol building with a lapel pin on.
(Photo cred: AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)