Phoenix, AZ—Flying between Los Angeles and Las Vegas used to be a snap. Bargain air fares and the pleasure of having your friends see you off or meet you at the gate instead of baggage claim. Not anymore, TSA tyranny has arrived.
Today you must face a gauntlet of the lower form of life that is the TSA. They’re simply there to provide the illusion of security because they are not trained, equipped or even capable of providing real protection. This American insult comes with their zero tolerance policies that shred our rights to be free of unreasonable searches and our privacy.
The TSA has taken on all kinds of additional concerns such as drug laws and currency reporting violations that are in no way related to terrorism.
I will take the risky six-hour drive anytime instead of being miserable at the hands of the unemployable TSA thugs. There are other benefits such as the secure transportation of my personal firearms, computer and camera equipment. Additionally, I never need to rent a car once I arrive.
I’m not alone in my avoidance of air travel. Millions of people simply stay home rather than travel. This consumer reaction to TSA tyranny has had a huge and crippling impact on the entire travel and hospitality industry.
It would have been a lot more effective, smarter and tolerable if people traveling on passports from hostile nations were simply banned from traveling on our planes. That and simple profiling of passengers for terror risk factors. Every pilot should be trained and armed along with selected crew members. Sworn state and local police officers should be encouraged to fly with their side arms in exchange for reduced rate air fares.
The TSA will only support security measures that are expensive, unworkable and destructive to the American economy.
Here is a TSA goon in action trying to prevent me from shooting video outside a terminal at LAX. She had no authority to stop me or assault me the way she did.