I'm sure we'll all be much safer now that the terrorists are wearing uniforms.

Reacting to the NYPD's announcement Thursday afternoon that police would randomly—but routinely—search the bags of commuters, one concerned New Yorker quickly created a way for civil libertarians to make their views black-and-white.

In a few outraged moments, local immigrant rights activist Tony Lu designed t-shirts bearing the text, "i do not consent to being searched." The minimalist protest-wear can be purchased here, in various styles and sizes. (Lu will not get a cut. The shirts' manufacture, sale, and shipment, will be handled by the online retailer. Lu encourages budget-conscious New Yorkers to make their own and wear them everywhere.)

Seriously, no one likes being searched, but people also don't like being blown up. Is there a potential slipperly slope problem? Sure, but that doesn't mean it's inevitable. We need to guard our liberties, but part of liberty is having the responsibility to know when to voluntarily curtail your own freedom.

... except they should print the slogan on large coats rather than t-shirts.



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