Can we just admit that the terrorists won?
Bin Laden and his ilk, as disgusting as they are, have been completely successful. They have succeeded even beyond their own wildest dreams: they've got us taking our own freedoms away, so that they don't have to.
We're handling crying little three year-old girls as they sob and scream "stop touching me!"
We're manhandling amputee librarians until they are driven to tears.
We're groping nuns.
Why? So that planes won't fall out of the sky? Or just crash for no apparent reason?
Recall that we got into this frenzy after a bunch of religious extremists took over aircraft with box cutters, 9 years ago. We mandated lockable, hardened cockpit doors. We allowed pilots to go armed. We changed policy from "do what they say at all costs." Our passengers have learned to attack their attackers.
This isn't working.
Fire the TSA, keep the locked cockpit doors and armed pilots, and use the savings to put a few more Air Marshals on the flights. Otherwise, take us back to September 10, 2001, or before.
In the mean time, opt out, and then formally lodge your complaints against what's going on.
Breda: First They Came For The Gimps "
Alan: Abolish The TSA "Like the war on (some) drugs, the negative externalities arising from the TSA are costing us dearly for no benefit."
Say Uncle: "Personally, I’ll be driving whenever it’s practical."