The Forest, The Trees, and the TSA

by John Jay Myers

 

With all the naked viewing and groping going on, I wonder if this is the United States of America or the back room of an adult video store. We have two major problems here, the TSA and their intrusive unconstitutional invasions of our rights, and the bigger question of why are we turning into a police state.

Let’s start with the TSA. How many passengers have I seen interviewed on TV who all share the notion that "If it makes us safer then I think it is a good idea. I just want to get to my destination in one piece." Not only does this presume that the government is more capable at assuring safety than private citizens, but it also illustrates an alarming trend in this country where we have become willing to so easily trade freedom for the illusion of safety (or prosperity, or charity).

 

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