Good article with many good points.
Maybe TSA employees are not the bureaucratic trolls that I thought they were.
But I still think the TSA should be disbanded.
I still avoid commercial flying, primarily because of the TSA.
Makes me feel like I'm in a totalitarian country.
Government cannot attempt to be the ultimate terrorist propylactic, and remain democratic.
Using brown-shirt security screening and giving them ultimate authority over your privacy; only serves to make free-citizens resent their government.
This talk of expanding this failure to rails and highways will only make it worse.
It will be Orwellian.
I sat in on a department meeting the other day with the head of my division, and the heads of the various programs under her control such as, EMS, FIRE, and LEO training, paralegal, amongst others. The subject of guns on campus came up during the meeting. One of my fellow EMS instructors chimed in and said, "Thats all we need, a bunch of students with guns, it will be like the shootout at the OK Corral" I cringed when he said that.
Before my idiot colleague could say more, the head of the LEO training program cut him off and basically stated that he couldn't be more wrong. He went on to explain that more guns on campus would probably lead to less crime not more, and any number of the recent school shootings could have been prevented or at least lessened by just one student or teacher that had a gun and knew how to use it. This gentleman has a reputation for turning out some fantastic LEO's.
My point is, there are some people out there that "get it" including some in the government. I just wish the message they are sending would be better received.