- Politics and Social Issues
The Tyranny of the TSA
The TSA, the Transportation Security Administration has overstepped it's bounds and I am wondering if we, as a supposedly free country, are going to allow them to do this. And, if we allow this, what will be next? Oh and you can be sure that something will be next and it will be even more unpleasant!
It's a sad day in America when in order to fly on an airplane one must succumb to being sexually molested. Is that what we are going to allow? Are you going to just queue up like sheep and allow them to sexually molest us and our children (under 12 of course because of pornography laws, I guess we don't have to worry about our children over 12 being sexually exploited) in order to fly? At what point will we say enough is enough? According to Forbes magazine the odds of dying from a terrorist attack are much lower than the odds of dying from doing any of a number of incredibly mundane things we do every day. You are almost certainly more likely to die or be injured driving to the airport than you are to be injured by a terrorist once you’re in the air, even without a TSA. Indeed, once you have successfully made it to the airport, the most dangerous part of your trip is over. Until it’s time to drive home, that is.
I for one will not allow it. I will not be radiated and allow the government to store my naked body image in order to identify me at some later date. I will not be touched by some perv wearing a uniform in order to fly somewhere. Oh, do you think I am overreacting? Just this year there have been numerous cases of TSA agents arrested for some kind of sexual crime. I'm sure the perverts will be signing up in droves for these positions. I will take a bus or train instead and I suggest you do so as well.
The TSA is broadcasting that this is necessary in order to stop terrorists from boarding airplanes. Is that true? Well, let's just take a look at this. The shoe bomber can now be easily detected by xraying our shoes. The underwear bomber was allowed onto the plane WITHOUT A PASSPORT! Yeah, that's right, he was allowed onto the plane without a passport (look into it yourself if you don't believe me). Not only that but there was another well dressed man that escorted him to the airport and got him on the plane. How come we never hear about this man? Could it be that the whole incident was staged? Hmmm, could it be that our own government planned it this way? Who knows maybe the manufacturer of the naked body radiation scanner was Dick Cheney's best friend, or Obama's classmate, maybe they needed to make a few extra dollars. You know Halliburton just might not be making enough money from all those government contracts anymore. Nothing would surprise me at this point. Not only that but the TSA themselves admit that the power the underwear bomber had would NOT BE DETECTED IN THE NAKED BODY RADIATION SCANNERS!
Let me be very clear, right now they have the technology to see through clothes, windows and walls but they can't match up who they are seeing until they have your biometric body image, once they have that through the TSA they not only can see you, they can ID YOU!
Furthermore, the scanners cannot see INSIDE your body, which if the “supposed terrorists” are willing to blow themselves up you would think they would have no qualms about putting some explosions right inside their own bodies. Heck, that's what I would do if I were them.
At no time were the words of Benjamin Franklin more true than they are today:
Those who would sacrifice liberty for security, they shall have neither!
These procedures are directly against the 4th Amendments protection against unlawful search and seizure and are also illegal when scrutinized against most states sexual abuse laws. Wake up and smell the coffee here, if we allow them to trample all over our rights little by little we might as well queue up for the gas chambers!
By the way, I was afraid to put the real images of the naked body scanners on my hub for fear that they would pull it for indecency!
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