Yet more evidence that we’re getting more government: Bush signs “Amber Alert” bill:
With Elizabeth Smart and her parents looking on, President Bush on Wednesday signed a far-reaching child protection bill that creates a nationwide system to help find kidnapped children and imposes tougher penalties on child abusers, kidnappers and pornographers.
I certainly support the goal of the bill and am not sure it is particularly objectionable in its substance, although I’m not really sure it’s within the scope of what the federal government should be doing.
Also, I find “Amber Alert” to be a bit confusing given the Homeland Security Alert Code system. So, we’re currently signing Amber Alert into law but are currently in Condition Yellow, down from Orange.