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Nov 1st 2011 1:39PM ABOLISH THE TSA
What are we, serfs and slaves that we worry about whether we have 3 or 3.4 ounces of liquids on us?
The TSA w/ its obscene groping and ogling and all its silly rules has yet to catch a single terrorist. And it frequently brags that passengers -- yeah, you, the guy screeners stripped of all weapons but your fingernails -- are one of its "layers of defense" against terrorists.
Save our dignity and $8.2 billion per year: abolish this vile agency.
Jan 16th 2011 6:13PM Oh, goodness, the peril! As bad as an elephant hunter taking pity on all the lions rampaging through your neighborhood rather than killing them.
So what if the package contained drugs? How does that endanger the flight?
And what terrorists are haunting our airports? Ever notice that every "terrorist" the Feds claim to unearth here in the ole Homeland is one they've created by enticing young kids who don't have much upstairs? We used to call this "entrapment"; now we clamor that the sky is falling on us.
Grow a backbone and quit letting the Feds scare the daylights out of you w/ their silly propaganda.
Jul 23rd 2008 6:35AM I appreciate Trollkiller's valiant battle against a bureaucracy's forcing supposedly free people to show ID. But let me suggest that we should be equally opposed to the TSA's warrantless, mass searches. They may be legal, but they are grossly anti-constitutional. They interfere with and restrict travel; the Feds also use them to ferret out all sorts of things besides weapons: fake ID, drugs, illegal aliens, folks carrying more cash than the govt thinks we shd (obviously, you're a drug dealer if you like a full wad in your pocket when you travel), even sportsmen shipping trophies home who've exceeded fish and game regulations. Our friends and neighbors are being "detained" and some have even gone to jail thanks to the TSA. Chillingly, the TSA has also quelled political protest---and not just the famous "Kip Hawley is an idiot" episode, either. It has "detained" several critics of the Administration, forcing them to miss flights to anti-war protests or hassling them for books or articles they've written.
The only answer is to abolish the TSA. No free country should allow government agents to bully, harrass, spy on, and detain people as the TSA has done for six years now. Remember that we're paying these cretins to pester us, too, to the tune of $6 billion annually. Let the airlines provide their own security, as they see fit---security that would actually protect their passengers and inventory rather than merely give that illusion, security as invisible as that at malls, supermarkets, and other businesses that consider us customers, not criminals.