Sunday, November 21, 2010


“Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" ~ Benjamin Franklin

I think it's time for a collaborative effort on our part to shame the TSA and their agents. What if every person in line watching this kind of atrocity were to hold up their cell phones to record the procedure? Let's make it OBVIOUS that they are being recorded....ALL THE TIME. Instead of laying the burden of civil disobedience on the shoulders of just the selected individuals who are singled out for searching, we all can participate in letting the government know that this must END. Even those people who are just dropping off a loved one are usually within site of the security measures. Take out your phone, hold it up, and let them know you are doing it...stand up for your rights before you have none.


Anonymous said...

What a great "call to arms." This is so absurd. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I am convinced this is being engineered to cause a decrease in demand so that they can artificially raise prices. It's just so unbelievably absurd.

Jeano said...

This makes me so sad and angry at the same time. I'm glad my kids are older now, but having said that, I have two daughters, 11 and 16, that I don't want ANYONE touching. We'll take a train or car, thank you very much.

Maureen said...

I was thinking the same thing Jean. If one of these bozos (and I don't care if it was a woman or a man) tried to touch Annie in any way....I would go ballistic. And the body-scan is totally unacceptable as an alternative (x-ray's being administered by minimally trained non-medical personnel....I don't think so)

If we had to fly, we would leave out of an airport that doesn't (as of yet) have the screening procedures in place (Sacramento). But those options will soon disappear. Good thing we like trains.

ps. say a prayer for Sam, Fayetteville is good, but Fresno has the full body scanner and he says he won't go thru it and won't allow them to do the pat down. As much as I want my kids to stand up for their rights (Sam calls them sheep for agreeing to this kind of intrusion) I don't want him to mess up his opportunities in the Army by making a scene here. I'm praying that he doesn't get selected...but I'm mad at myself for hoping they pick someone else....sigh.

Maureen said...

Aldra....absurd to the nth degree!

Anonymous said...

Maureen, my husband told me that his gym started enacting fingerprint/thumb print scans. Yanno, instead of showing them your membership card, they scan your thumb print. WTF?!?!

It's out of control.

I will say a prayer for Sam. Unbelievable that they would do this to any of us, let alone a Veteran. grrrrrr