Thursday, June 7, 2012
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Today I got into an internet argument about the importance of “gate-rape.” For him, it’s a “meh” issue, that there are plenty of OTHER things to get pissed about.
Excuse me? Really? So a government agency having the authority to make me pay to be treated like a criminal before allowing me to travel is nothing to get angry about? In Corfield v. Coryell, 6 Fed. Cas. 546 (1823), the Supreme Court recognized freedom of movement as a fundamental Constitutional right. In effect travel is a RIGHT; this, to my mind, negates the whole “if you don’t like it, don’t fly – it is optional, you know.” Business class fliers are able to BUY their way out of TSA screening. Air crews are exempt; so are other TSA workers, who have proven again and again that they are thieves, perverts, and predators .
The TSA tells parents to make screening a “game.” Got news for ya; those that prey on children make it a “game,” too. And kids that go through screening and being touched by strangers end up in tears and with nightmares. Not something that I’m real willing to subject my kids to, thanks.
Everything that Homeland Security tells us about the TSA and its gadgets ends up proven false. Why is this agency still allowed to assault travelers? Seriously think on this – the TSA has a right to pull miscarrying women, young girls, mothers of young children, and our elderly out of line and “screen” them for as long as they wish, away from that person’s travel companions or children. Why are we allowing this?
They don’t keep us safe.
They’ve never caught a terrorist or stopped a terrorist action.
Every new procedure is a result of an incidence somewhere else or that another agency stopped.
They are little better than bullies and have even harassed returning troops.
The international community laughs at us. Our economy’s in the toilet. Our young people are joining the military and are sent to their deaths because there are no jobs. Our country is in shambles, but we’re spending 300 million per day “liberating” the Middle East. The TSA’s budget is 8.1 billion a year. The costs of the wars in the Middle East are over 17 billion.
Why can’t our government just drop the pork, the ineffective agencies, the programs that have proven to be ineffective, bring the troops home and try to let our country recover? We’ve already lost our credit rating, what’s next?
Honestly, we’d be better off becoming isolationists again. Get our own house in order before running to the rescue of the world.