Steyn responds to being called a squish, secretly wears one of those “anarchy ‘A'” tee shirts around the house (p.s. hawt)…
Just to be clear: I believe in resisting the intrusions of officialdom at every opportunity — and being “purposefully provoking” of them. (…) My first response to requests for information is “Why?” If the official replies that it’s in the Patriot Act, I ask for chapter-and-verse. And if, as invariably follows, it proves not to be in the Patriot Act, I say sternly that false invocations of national security are themselves a national-security threat, and file an official complaint.
My rule with Customs & Immigration is that the moment it becomes clear you’ve got some bored inspector who wants to jerk you around I call for the supervisor and raise hell. In free societies, the citizenry do not cower before minor functionaries of the state.