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People Are Truly Good at Heart? Sadly, No

John 2000 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 12:16 PM
Another insightful article as usual Jeff. For those who doubt the truth of your observations just watch what happens if the government should suddenly announce tomorrow that the IRS and all law enforcement are indefinitely suspended from duty. "Lord of the Flies" anyone?

Eleven years ago, al-Qaeda terrorist Richard Reid tried to blow up American Airlines Flight 63 with a bomb hidden in his shoes. As a result, air travelers to this day must remove their shoes to pass through security at US airports.

In 2006, terrorists plotted to destroy as many as 10 planes flying from London to North America using peroxide-based liquid explosives smuggled in their carry-on luggage. So passengers now must limit any liquids they carry through security checkpoints to minuscule containers sealed in clear plastic bags.

On Christmas Day in 2009, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to blow up a...