In a display of just how horrific federal agencies can use the Anti Terror laws etc. to bully or harass people of a different opinion you should read;
Another Hacker’s Laptop, Cellphones Searched at Border
The sum of the article is that known and respected computer-security researcher Moxie Marlinspike was detained by federal authorities for 4½ hour when reentering USA, his equipment was confiscated and possibly cloned (returned to him afterwards), all because his name has made it to a federal watch list.
Comment by Mike@Readmydamnblog
This is just so absolutely absurd, it’s a clear proof on how the new Anti Terror laws etc. are being abused by law enforcement to harass people that do not play by their tune. Information wants to be free, you can’t bully people into submission.