Well, thanks for the great response. Osama Bin Laden made the statement that his goal was to completely destroy the American way of life.
He has come a long way to succeeding, at least with the flying public. I agree with you that I also would not fly if it meant my 5 year old son would have to take his shirt off and be,essentially, the equivelant of being molested by a TSA agent (which is currently being done.) Good for you! (See Images Google)
But do you think your choices should be:
a. Be photographed naked and possibly be subjected to having your picture dumped all over the internet by low life, underpaid, possibly molesting TSA agents? (that actually happened)
b. Being groped by an agent who totally invades your bodily privacy (an "unreasonable search "since none of this works according to the experts.This will not make anyone "safer" just more humiliated. The way they do it in Israel does work: very sophistocated person by person terrorist profiling)
c. Allowing your underaged teenaged daughter or son to be groped by an adult TSA agent.
d. Never again fly on an airplane.( Not real convienient and no one believes you won't.)
You cite Dennis Miller as your go-to guy.
I would direct you to people who agree with me:
Lawyers.com (cited before)
The Washington State House of Representatives
The National Motorists Association
and the guy who runs the website: www.highway robbery.net (Boy is he mad! It's fun to read though)
Ben Franklin who said:
"Anyone who trades freedom for security deserves neither."
By the way I agree with you on the other point: NO ONE SHOULD BE FREE TO BARREL THROUGH A RED LIGHT AND KILL SOMEBODY. THAT'S MANSLAUGHTER.
Slowing down to a crawl and making a right turn to get out of the way of an oncoming crash is not "over-reacting" and required by Oregon law and hardly the equivalent.
Maybe the American people will someday come out of their stupor. Meanwhile some of us are not dead yet.
Gotta go. Busy. Cheers!
Dylan's Mom-Hey don't take these blogs so personally. We are all invisable. What if we had to actually give our names, addresses and phone numbers?