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Former TSA Chief: Allow Weapons on Planes

Bill98 Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 7:31 PM
TSA is security theater and a jobs program for unemployable misfits. After sixty billion dollars over eight years they can't cite one success. In two separate GAO tests in 2011, TSA failed to detect weapons 70% of the time while allowing 60% of the freight in the cargo-hold to go unscreened. They confiscate items their website says are allowed but five of their screeners were caught smuggling drugs through security. It’s also creepy that this wholesale sexual assault on women and children is being sponsored by a blatantly gay woman. Napolitano claims empathy for the breast cancer victims being felt up at checkpoints but she doesn't have to endure it, although she may enjoy watching. There have been 13 TSA screeners arrested this year and

In a Wall Street Journal op/ed today, Kip Hawley, former head of the Transportation Security Administration from 2005-2009, has some radical suggestions for how to increase airport safety -- and they're in direct opposition to everything we do now.

He argues that the TSA needs to embrace two basic principles before it can make any significant improvements in both travel security and convenience.

First, the TSA's mission is to prevent a catastrophic attack on the transportation system, not to ensure that every single passenger can avoid harm while traveling. Much of the friction in the system...