Friday, November 26, 2010

Civil rights? What Civil Rights???

When you walk into the door of the airport, be advised that the Constitution and Bill of Rights no longer apply. The airport is only the begining of the New World Order/Police State that we are becoming right before our very eyes.

The most disturbing part is that only about half of Americans are concerned enough to take action. According to a new Zogby poll, only 48% of potential voters said that they would seek alternative travel methods in avoidance of the Big Sis groping and virtual strip searches. 61% said they oppose the new policies, but air travel was up 3% this Thanksgiving, so even people that oppose it are still flying anyway.

The latest humiliation story involves a woman that reported that she was subjected to a more invasive pat down search after the body scan revealed her pantyliner... No, this is not a joke. Apparently, feminine hygene products can be confused with or mistaken for some breach of homeland security.

There are even a large number of people publicly defending and even advocating this surrender of your rights! I can't count the number of comments to articles that suggest that anyone that opposes the TSA fondling/virtual strip search should simply not fly. There is no Constitutional Right to fly, so the pro-TSA crowd thinks I should not fly if I want to protect my Constitutional Protection against an unwarranted search.

I think the people that should stop flying are the paranoid people that think we should all surrender our rights at the gate. Big Sis is already hinting that boats, trains and subways are next. If you think that every person should be strip searched and/or felt up in order to get on a plane, don't fly.

Frankly, if you really believe this is necessary for your safety, then don't fly until they are strip searching EVERYONE and conducting FULL BODY CAVITY searches; because the planes are not any safer today than they were two months ago. Anyone that has worked in law enforcement will tell you that the current TSA policy has so many holes in it that it approaches meaninglessness. In fact, I would suggest that is makes you less safe because they are so busy searching everyone that has had a hip or knee replacement that they will miss the real terrorists.

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