Washington, DC—Make no mistake what American has unleashed upon itself is tyranny in its purest form. Our reaction to the airplane hijacking of the 1970s and the massive property damage and lost lives of 9/11 has left our liberty and freedom in a shambles.
We once had a Fourth Amendment that guaranteed protection against unreasonable search and seizure. They created a “voluntary” method of getting Americans to waive these rights. They argue that you could choose not to travel or enter government buildings and avoid the indignity and privacy invasion.
Suggesting this waiver is somehow voluntary is beyond bogus. Because of our absolute need for gainful employment many of us must fly or take trains. We are forced to enter government buildings responding to tax audits, court subpoenas and other matters that the government demands. There is no practical method to avoid the TSA except that shorter travel within our borders can be accomplished by driving.
Now, here is the big rub. We are learning that because of the TSA tyranny Americans have avoided spending billions on air travel and that has put nearly every airline in bankruptcy. The hospitality and tourism business has suffered enormous losses significantly contributing to the general decline in our economy.
In addition to the huge cost to businesses, taxpayers have to support untold billions in TSA costs. We pay big money to be insulted, abused and sexually groped by the creepiest people ever masquerading in law enforcement uniforms. Our property is being stolen and our privacy is gets invaded daily by the TSA thugs.
Now the human lives being lost are finally coming to light. Officials are now saying that there are about 500 additional highway deaths every year attributed to people avoiding air travel. Of course for every death there are many more crippled for life in these TSA avoidance accidents. We cannot ignore the massive property damage to the automobiles either.
At this rate we kill 3,000 Americans every six years. That’s no different than having a 9/11 style attack twice per decade.
Had we simply trained and armed every pilot and taken steps to keep illegal aliens or people with passports from unfriendly nations off our planes we’d face very little in the way of threats to our air travel. Instead we waged war on American travelers and made air and now train travel unnecessarily miserable.
We would be far better off to scrap the TSA entirely but for a force of armed air marshals. American travelers are much more observant and absolutely every attempt to disrupt travel has been dealt with by fellow passengers without any TSA assistance.
We must stop the TSA from killing us. It is abundantly clear now that the threat, death and destruction from the TSA exceed that of terrorism.