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Eliminate the TSA

purejustice Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 2:03 PM
You average TSA worker has the IQ of a small house plant! They provide about as much safety as a stuff guard dog! GET RID OF THEM ALL! I rather take my chances with the terrorist!
SMyles Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 2:34 PM
"I rather take my chances with the terrorist!" AMEN to that. Because the chances of being killed by a terrorist are infinitesimal compared to accidents that can occur going about our daily lives. Accidents (auto or otherwise), disputes, robbers etc. Only a fool believes law enforcement or government provides security. Only a fool wouldn't be able think critically and understand that the "risks" of living is their own responsibility and being the victim of a plane hijack is so far down the list as to be laughable.
SMyles Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 2:40 PM
And in case someone wants to try and equate national defense or rule of law with security, don't waste your time.
SMyles Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 2:58 PM
Plane flights are just the beginning for stupid sheeple. Since any act of violence can now be deemed an "act of terror" look forward to TSA agents at your nearest mall, concert hall or stadium in the near future. Are all of you "war on terror" advocates happy yet?
SMyles Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 2:25 PM
"You average TSA worker has the IQ of a small house plant!" I wouldn't consider it just a matter of IQ. Fascist, socialist, authoritarian or just moron in general are all possible traits of one with a high IQ.
Bigdogoffthechain Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 2:09 PM
that will be the last thing you think of when the front of the plane blows off.
Gene227 Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 2:18 PM
And planes can be destroyed from the ground with shoulder launched missles by a terrorist without ever coming near an airport.
JustMC Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 2:19 PM
I believe it was the great Patrick Henry who said "Give me liberty so long as there are no physical risks involved."
Mike4603 Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 3:24 PM
and just exactly how many terrorists have been stopped by the TSA???
Gene227 Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 3:53 PM
I haven't heard of any. What about the guy that was just caught with the huge arsenal of weapons: "Harris was singled out by a customs agent for a secondary inspection based upon the fact that he was wearing a bulletproof vest. When asked if he had anything to declare, Harris mentioned that he had a knife. Full inspection of the bag revealed a smoke grenade capable of filling a 40,000 cubic foot space with smoke, four leather-coated blackjack billy-clubs, a collapsible baton, a full-face respirator, several knifes, a hatchet, body bags, a tyvex biohazard suit, various masks, duct tape, hand cuffs, leg irons, flex cuffs, oven mitts and cooking tongs.

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I’m reading the Constitution and I do not see a “Grope or Scan” clause. The TSA is unconstitutional. Let’s eliminate the TSA.

If you read my columns regularly, you know that I consider the TSA to be a carcinogenic petting zoo. I nearly always opt out. I object to the scanners on principle of their unconstitutionality. And I am concerned about the possibility of a scanner malfunction (thousands of service calls have been made to the backscatter X-ray machines)—which medical experts warn can result in extremely high radiation exposure.

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