In direct violation of the Privacy Act, which states that federal agencies shall not record the how citizens use their First Amendment rights (unless specifically instructed to do so by statute), the US Department of Homeland Security recorded in my permanent dossier that as I flew into San Francisco from London, I had "many small flashlights with pot leaves on them. He had a book entitled 'Drugs And Your Rights'. [sic]" Images of the flashlight and the book are above.
The Gestapo cared what works of philosophy you were reading. So did the Stasi. Those of you who live in free countries may find it a bit hard to understand why any populace wouldn't tear to bits any bureaucrats that would take away the fundamental right to read whatever you like without it being used to determine how your government treats you as you cross borders or travel within your own country.
Every country tells its citizens, and the world at large, that it is a "free country". The USSR had a constitution with a bill of rights much like that of the USA. Just as in the USA, those rights were not enforced and not enforceable.
The United States is not a free country. Only when the DHS is dissolved, disbanded, disempowered, and disrespected will there be any prayer of freedom.