Monday, February 27, 2006

DHS Harassment

The Department of Fatherland Security was caught on tape harassing a federal employee because he had bumper stickers on his car that run contrary of the Administration. The whole thing in the Boise Weekly, but a tidbit below:
However, after his experience with the "Bushit" sticker last year, he was also quick to reference the Hatch Act, the rules that lay out exactly what political activities federal employees are allowed to participate in. According to the Hatch Act, political bumper stickers are allowed on cars parked on federal property, with no stated limitation on either size or number of stickers. So by the current rules, Scarbrough's car would seem to be legit--unless the "elsewhere" of the pamphlet rule is meant to extend to personal property as well as government property.

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