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Eliminate the TSA

Ted in California Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 3:08 PM
If we lived in some magical land where a totally free and open society could self regulate, you'd be right. But that's not the case. There is nothing wrong with government, as long as its limited. We need government, a limited one, to do certain things for us. One of those things is to provide for the security of the citizenry. Airlines are highly regulated; their pilots, aircraft, and operations, are all heavily regulated by the government yet no one thinks we should allow the airlines to self regulate on those matters. An airplane in flight is a potentially dangerous thing, thousands of them in flight at once, adds to the risk of something going catastrophically wrong. While I don't agree with our country's policy on airport...

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.

Last week, I was traveling to New Jersey to speak at...