TSA: Protectors, Progressive Pawns or Clueless Cowards
From 2000 through 2002, I was a “road warrior”. After September 11, 2001, I continued to travel heavily. Unfortunately, I have more stories about search abuse in the name of security than I can share.
Practically every airport I passed through searched me and/or my luggage. Why? They were too COWARDLY to search the men, many of whom were not Anglo-Saxon. They assumed a petite Caucasian blonde female would happily comply. WRONG!
Today, I’m in McCarran in Las Vegas…another “random”, pat down search. If it isn’t me, it’s Granny in a wheel chair. When will the clueless cowards at TSA get a clue!? Random is useless!
Now, as I sit here at the gate, the agent has just announced additional searches will be conducted. We are encouraged to comply to ease the boarding process. How stupid can TSA be? We’ve all cleared security already. Does McCarran have bomb making materials inside the terminal?
Flying is neither convenient nor fun. Let’s see:
- I can’t fly if I won’t submit to a random, ILLEGAL search of my person…though I have never committed a crime, nor am I suspected of one.
- I can’t take my favorite beverage through security.
- My cosmetics must fit in a in a one-quart Ziploc bag.
- After November 1, I won’t be able to fly if I don’t provide Secure Flight Passenger Data.
I’m treated more like a Muslim terrorist than they are!
So far, our security measures have failed. Terrorism by airplane will happen again. The solution is simple: Vigilance. Arm every passenger who is an American citizen. If a terrorist knows he is boarding a plane where he doesn’t stand a chance, maybe he won’t try.
As George Washington said, “The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good”.
Unfortunately, like compliant sheep, we’ve traded our liberty for security…and as Benjamin Franklin said, “Those who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety”.
We have reared a generation of children who only know to trade their liberty for security. At the rate we are going, we will soon be deprived of both.
ENOUGH! It is time to say “NO!” to the Progressives for these intrusions upon our liberty. TSA is just another attempt to control us in the name of protection.
Thank you very much, but I think I can protect myself (and a few others around me) just fine!
Well, it is time to board. Five smiling, sharply dressed and gloved agents are standing at attention as we file past. First class, Executive Platinum, Platinum, and Priority Access all received a pass on the new searches. At least the first four in Group 1 received a pass. I wonder how many people they finally decided to inconvenience in supporting this sham of increased security.
I can’t wait for the next viable alternative to air travel. Personally, I’m considering a private pilot license. I value my LIBERTY!