Nov 24, 2010
As TSA employees screen airline passengers in the name of security, we’ve all seen the horror stories: children and elderly groped, people forced to remove prosthetic body parts, government employees looking inside the underwear of strangers.
Unfortunately, the intrusive procedures being practiced are increasing the chances of a successful terrorist attack, rather than decreasing them.
Why? Because instead of using common sense to keep potential terrorists off airplanes, TSA employees are concentrating on doing their “one size fits all” procedures by the book. The result is a pretend solution that gives the appearance that the TSA is “doing something” – but without any real increase in security.
Not without irony, it is the very intrusiveness that gives a false sense of security. After all, someone might reason, they wouldn’t make us go through such a serious violation of our civil rights unless it were really necessary to ensure our safety. Employing this pretend solution also postpones the day for a real solution to a real problem.
This article was posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 5:19 am