The TSA Tries to Create the Illusion of Safety
By: John Bender
The uproar over the TSA forcing Americans to choose between having naked pictures taken or being sexually molested is long over due. The flying public has put up with far too much nonsense from this rogue agency for far too many years.
The agency has nothing to do with safety. It was created for two reasons. The politicians created the agency to take the cost of screening off the backs of the airlines as a hidden government subsidy and to make the gullible think the politicians were making flying safer.
Of course, the only people who believe the TSA makes flying safer are the people who believe the â€œEmployees must wash handsâ€ signs keep flecks of pee off their cheeseburgers. The checked luggage and the freight on their flights were never properly screened. People werenâ€™t and arenâ€™t screened on any rational basis. Screening is random. A twenty-year-old student from Yemen has the same chance of being screened as a retired fireman from New York or a sheriff from Iowa.
Israel has refused to install these naked picture machines at Ben Gurion International Airport, which is widely hailed as the safest airport in the world, because they are ineffective and a waste of resources. But for some reason unelected bureaucrats, Janet Napolitano and John Pistole, think they know more about airline security than Israeli experts.
Plus, as the terrorist dolts finally figured out, they donâ€™t have to get on a plane to blow it up. All they have to do is take the bomb to the post office and mail it airmail. It seems Napolitano and Pistole havenâ€™t figured that out yet. The TSA doesnâ€™t run mail through their porn picture machines.
Also, the screening was never effective in keeping weapons off planes. There are many improvised weapons that get through every day.
A retired Navy SEAL who flies more than a million miles a year in his new career told me: â€œI always fly with several weapons far more deadly than a box cutter and not only are they never taken away, the TSA screeners never even recognize them as weapons.â€
On top of all this, the agency is contemptuous of the American people and the Constitution. In 1902 when he pointed out that grabbing his genitals without permission was sexual assault, a TSA screener told Penn Jillette: “Once you cross that line, I can do whatever I want.â€
John Tyner, the brave young man who told a TSA screener; â€œIf you touch my junk Iâ€™ll have you arrestedâ€, is being investigated by the TSA and threatened with an $11,000.00 fine for peacefully leaving the airport rather than be sexually molested. The TSA supervisor told him he could submit or leave and not fly. As he was being escorted out of the airport by the TSA an unidentified suit came up and said he couldnâ€™t leave without having the naked pictures taken or being molested. Mr. Tyner replied: â€œSue meâ€ and left.
Obviously, the investigation and the threat of a fine are an attempt to intimidate others who might decide to cancel their trip rather than be subjected to sexual molestation. The statists canâ€™t have their subjects refusing unreasonable searches or objecting to being molested.
The American people need to stand up and demand that this ever increasing tyranny from our government end. The people need to demand that the government returns to operating within the confines of the Constitution. Our Founding Fathers would be disgusted with us for what we allow the government to get away with today.
John Bender is a freelance writer living in Texas. His work has appeared in various print and internet publications.