Lew Rockwell Blog 
July 4, 2013
How funny to be inadvertently caught up in the July 4th mob scene at the Houston Airport this morning. Millions of Americans were traveling today, meeting up with family and friends to celebrate liberty and freedom as symbolized by our Independence Day.
But before they could celebrate our liberty and freedom…they first had to submit to either a radiation bath at the airport cancer scanners or an invasive groping from a flunky TSA agent if they “opted out”. The irony of the flag-waving masses slouching along in airport lines toward their inevitable date with the total state so that they could celebrate their liberty and freedom is no doubt lost on most.
One other observation: although no one “opted out” of the cancer screener machines for a pat down when we were within view of the TSA checkpoint, at one point they opened both the metal detectors and the cancer machine and not a single soul at that point opted for the cancer machine. The psychological manipulation is nearly complete. Hail freedom!