Nov 24, 2010

The Case Against the TSA

I was writing my own version of this - when I came across a much more in depth and thought out (his grammar was much more better than mine)

Here's the quick recap of the article:

1. The Fourth Amendment

2. Sexual Assault and Homeland Terrorism

3. Health Concerns of the Scanner technology. The Old Radiation King was never really tested...

4. Costs of the Scanners, the TSA agent training to use the scanners, and the TSA Agents Union.

5. Corruption. Who owns the company and the lobby agency trying to get these things everywhere?

6. Flying is safe (well, safer than driving) And the author points out you are eight times more likely to be killed by the police than by a terrorist.

7. Security Theater

8. The Procedures Make Us Less Safe.

Enough is enough.

A worthy read. [The full article: The Case Against the TSA]


Anonymous said...

Nobody likes the 4th amendment being violated when going through the security line, but the truth of the matter is we are going to have to do it.

— Former. Asst. TSA administrator Mo McGowan

So when the friendly TSA agents pull you out of the line for a groping or full body nudie scan as you try to make your way through the airport to fly to grandma’s house this Thanksgiving holiday don’t bother pulling out your pocket Constitution to inform them they are violating your 4th Amendment rights. They know they are and they don’t give a shit.

Hobbes said...

" Nobody likes to have their 4th Amendment violated going through a security line, but truth of the matter is, we're gonna have to do it."

What? Is that all it takes? A simple pronouncement of official regret for the passing of our founding documents, and then off we go into total tyranny?