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Full Body Scan A Violation

Updated on February 8, 2010

A Violation of Our Privacy

The full body scan being implemented at airports, courthouses, and other at-risk places seems to me to be a violation of our right to privacy. This is simply something we should not accept in order to retain what little liberty and dignity. Of course, I still believe we can have a free society. I'm not sure that we do though. It's just not something people talk about enough- the erosion of our liberty.

The erosion of our liberty seems to be happening incrementally. The terrorists are winning. They wanted to destroy us, well we're letting them. The full body scan, which is a digital image of your naked body is an example. How dignified can someone be with some airport security slob glowering over a naked woman's image in 3D! Do you see what I mean? Is there no place the jack-boot thugs running this country won't go? Their going to make these pornography creating devices mandatory. How about we scan your mother? Or even worse, your underage daughter?

If the full body scan creates a naked image, then it creates child pornography. Child pornography is being defined by modern courts as any nude pictures of a minor under the age of 18. There are cases of teenagers "sexting" nude pictures to their boyfriends being brought to court. Since these devices create naked pictures, and minors going to the airport, courthouse or other target area will be subjected to them, then you must logically conclude that the security guards taking the picture is a child pornographer. We'll be turning ordinary 9-5 people who just want a job into criminals. And furthermore, if these people should say lose their jobs in this ever downwardly spiraling economy, the unscrupulous ones could copy those images, and sell them to the real child pornographers who are waiting to go to the bank with those commodities. Just as border guards are bribed and threatened daily to let smugglers in from Mexico, so too will scanner guards be.

The solution? Just don't get on the plane that requires it. Call the ariport security office and ask if they are using them. If so, book a flight in a smaller airport that hasn't had the money or the resources to use them yet, or ride the train. I'm just not going to fly if the only airport that flies to my destination requires me to be scanned. Eventually, airports will go under and the ones that don't will thrive.


Do you want pictures like this of your mother, your duaghter?

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      Jane 

      7 years ago

      No this is going way too far. When will it stop? I am so tired of my rights being taken away (slowly but none the less steadily) and enough is enough. I do not want my children growing up in this type of world and it just keeps getting worse!!

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      Portamenteff 

      8 years ago from Western Colorado, USA

      sorry I've taken so long to approve your comment, Jim. you've always got something nice to say. Thank you.

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      Jim Bryan 

      8 years ago from Austin, TX

      Good Hub with excellent points.

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      Portamenteff 

      8 years ago from Western Colorado, USA

      I don't believe them. In fact we're now getting reports of 'ogling' and sexual harrassment from passengers by the guards who run the machines.

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      John C. 

      8 years ago

      You don't really believe them when they say they don't keep the images do you? If they don't keep them now how long until they do keep them?

    • Portamenteff profile imageAUTHOR

      Portamenteff 

      8 years ago from Western Colorado, USA

      Thank you for the comment. It's coming for sure, we all need to decide whether we will subject ourselves to it or not.

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      Andrew 

      8 years ago from Italy

      I didn't think about this matter in these terms, but you're surely right. Their defence is that they don't keep images, but I wouldn't like it to be done to my family. Rated up.

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