Monday, November 29, 2010

Can it get much worse?


Just where in the world did the president find a right to authorize his government's minions to perform intimate searches that among other things involves what we youngsters used to call "feeling up" an unwilling female, and moreover doing to male and female alike in public for all to see?

Of course it is all explained to us dupes that such extreme measures are needed to prevent would-be terrorists from sneaking explosive devices aboard designed to bring down a plane in mid-flight.

Prevent it? Do they really think that terrorists highly trained to do their work are dumb enough to try to sneak explosives through an airport pre-boarding procedure? Look, if they can't do it one way, they can finds a dozen other ways to do it. And they will.

I'm sorry, but I simply can't believe that these new scan and search procedures are really meant to prevent terrorists from bringing explosives aboard. They are not that stupid and the people carrying out the newest anti-terrorism programs damn well know they aren't.

That being the case the administration's newest anti-terrorist project must have motives other than simply the prevention of terrorists carrying explosives from boarding a plane.

So what we are left with is a solid suspicion that the whole shebang has been instituted for another reason - discouraging the most popular form of long and short distance travel - flight aboard an airline plane.

It really doesn't matter if it is intentional or not, the effect is the same. The right to travel freely by air within our borders is being made conditional upon our willingness to submit to an unlawful form of search and seizure.

You have to wonder – what’s next?

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