Air­port in­tru­sion

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

TSA’s project to im­ple­ment its air­port xray backscat­ter screen­ing sys­tem at Phoenix’s Sky Har­bor Air­port later this month means that We the Peo­ple are about to lose one more free­dom to this gov­ern­ment. This loss of an­other one of our civil lib­er­ties will be in terms of our most sen­si­tive and private forms of pri­vacy, which, we as in­di­vid­u­als have: our birth­day suits. When is this non­sense go­ing to stop?

In­no­cent peo­ple and el­derly in­di­vid­u­als al­ready are sense­lessly ac­costed, searched and, now soon will be zapped by x-rays un­der the di­rec­tion of TSA agents at Amer­ica’s air­ports. Amer­i­cans should be re­minded th­ese forms of in­tru­sive searches must con­form with 4th Amend­ment prob­a­ble cause re­stric­tions un­der the United States Con­sti­tu­tion.

But, of course, the gov­ern­ment in gen­eral, and the TSA in par­tic­u­lar, have no re­gard for ei­ther pri­vacy or prob­a­ble cause as Wash­ing­ton is more than amenable to al­low one mil­lion il­le­gal aliens with embed­ded ter­ror­ists as a part of this trans­mi­gra­tion to en­ter the United States an­nu­ally.

Things will ul­ti­mately evolve into a sit­u­a­tion founded in Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger’s land­mark flick, “To­tal Re­call.” whereby all forms of pub­lic trans­porta­tion se­cu­rity will in­volve all in­di­vid­u­als pass­ing be­hind huge x-ray screens show­ing their naked forms in full view to armed-agents as the an­nounce­ments blare through­out the area, and the signs read, “You must obey, obey, obey.” Earl Beal Terre Haute, In­di­ana

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