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Airport security.Are the screenings violating our rights?

Updated on October 11, 2014

This More Than Almost Any Other Issue Should Be Resolved By the Experts and Professionals

So ;for the last couple of days the topic has been airport security,the full body scan,and the enhanced patdown on the radio and tv 24/7.,and i'm all for political debate,but this is one area i hope the decision makers are not raising their little political fingers to see which way the wind is blowing and are letting the real experts decide how to keep our airports and flights safe,or as safe as possible.and i think most people agree that it's a good idea to check the passangers before they get on the plane the only disagreement is about who to check,according tto some people persons over or under a certain age shouldn't be checked,other people believe members of one particular religion or another shouldn't be checked because it would violate their moral principles,people of certain proffessions want an exeption i guess the only people that would fall into the new security protocol would be someone with a big BAD GUY sign on his's almost comical if it wasn't really a metter of life and death how some people who are permanently requesting of the authorities toughness and have the country's security as the top priority and must repeat at least half a dozen times per show that "the presidents first obligation is to keep the country safe" all of the sudden do a 180 and have all these concerns about airport security violating people's rights, mind you these are the same people that defended the government listening to anybody and everybody's phone conversations. these people were ranting and raving on how obama wasn't doing anything to make airports safer,

so let's be adults about it,i was no fan of president bush, but he kept our country safe, you may not be a fan of president obama but he too wants to keep us safe and the people who insinuate otherwise are taking you for a fool or a parakeet.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

I guess all in all the annoyance of airport security is a necessary evil we must learn to live with.And in all honesty both the federal agencies and the TSA in particular have been working through the years since it has been in place, specially in its new incarnation to make it less disruptive of travel and better for passengers ,of course due in part to the public letting the government know what would and would not be tolerated.But thanks to the enhancement of airport security,people feel air travel is safe enough to use it more and more every year ,which is a fact that really threatened the air transportation industry, specially in the years right after 9-11 occurred.


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    • mio cid profile imageAUTHOR

      mio cid 

      9 years ago from Uruguay

      thanks for your comment, i guess we'll have to agree to disagree

    • OpinionDuck profile image


      9 years ago

      I have to disagree with you about Obama and airport security.

      Technology is what we had going for us in the Middle East and it didn't help us with 911. The information was there to stop the terrorists on 911, but the human element that of communication failed.

      The body scan is an invasive process as is the pawing pat down. Mistreat millions of people to try and find a handful of terrorists. So airline passengers are being punished because of the ineptness of government.

      In 1993, the terrorists tried unsuccessfully to blow up one of the WTC buildings from the ground. In 2001, the terrorists succeeded with taking down the WTC building as well as another one. In addition, they damaged the Pentagon Building. To succeed they change their strategy, while the government played reactive. That is what they are doing today, and they really need to be proactive. The body scan is not proactive it is reactive just like the previous measures, of limiting liquids, and having airline passengers take off their shoes.

      Suppose this time the terrorists decide on another strategy to blowup things and people. They could switch to trains, buses, bridges, department stores, or any number of soft targets. If that happened then the government would be playing reactive once again.

      The recent terror activity suggests that they may be targeting cargo airlines. So how useful is the technology>?

      This is not a president that has a lot of experience, and non whatsoever in the military. He made bad choices in his cabinet, most of them out of work ex Clinton people.

      Happy Thanksgiving

    • mio cid profile imageAUTHOR

      mio cid 

      9 years ago from Uruguay

      ohhhh the hummannitty


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