“And, as always: Why do we do this when you know I am not a terrorist, and you know I know you know I am not a terrorist? Why this costly and harassing kabuki when we both know the facts, and would agree that all this harassment is the government’s way of showing “fairness,” of showing that it will equally humiliate anyone in order to show its high-mindedness and sense of justice? Our politicians congratulate themselves on this as we stand in line.”
“All the frisking, beeping and patting down is demoralizing to our society. It breeds resentment, encourages a sense that the normal are not in control, that common sense is yesterday.”
Ms. Noonan exposes the foul reasoning behind the behavior of the TSA. It’s not about safety (Duh!) it’s about political correctness.
Personally, I’m sick and tired of the TSA security theater at airports. It’s stupid and useless.
The new cockpit doors and rules about opening them in flight have pretty much eliminated the use of an airplane as a weapon. Sure it can still be blown up, but that just puts us back to 9/10.
It’s time to eliminate the TSA, and it’s bastard father, “Homeland Security” and roll the clock back to at least 9/10.