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Eliminate the TSA

Terrell7 Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 5:45 AM
We need more people to opt out. Lots more. Jam up the system. Some will reply that the TSA doesnt care. You mention the squeeky wheel. Let the airlines start sqeeking when they have to put up with flying half empty planes because everyone was in the opt out line waiting on the lowest common denominator TSA workers. We need more opt out people because the TSA people don't like doing the feel-ups. So let em quit. Make the system come to a grind. As to the $500 for the rebook. I thought about that recently on Lexington Green recently after I opted out to get to Boston for some touring. What is the price of liberty? Does a $500 rebook compare to staring back at the muzzle of a Brown Bess at 630 am on April 19, 1775? Does it?
Jay Wye Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 6:55 PM
MAJOR flaw in your idea; if you miss your flight,the airline STILL has your money.
YOU lose,they don't.

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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