posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 05:45 PM
Not wanting to throw other, more active threads off topic, I want to start this thread for discussion.
There have been recent debates to whether the 'enhanced pat-downs' are a violation of our constitutional rights. I for one am not afraid to fly due
to the recent events in history or care that I must be scanned in order to enter a plane to travel. I do agree the pat-downs are an uncomfortable act
they are forcing all of us to adhere to. Having a 4 year old child who travels with me often I have to say if I saw them doing these things to my
daughter I would more then likely be arrested. At the same time I have recently been on 10 trips all to NYC area and back with her and had not 1
incident I would bat an eye at (or even one that I saw). And was only asked to go through the scanner once in 20 flights (without my daughter having
Now to make a point, I HATE seat-belts in cars, I refuse to wear them. In the past years I have been pulled over and ticketed several times for it.
One of such times I was 'explaining' to the officer my opinion on this topic when he ordered me to get out of the car. I was pat-down by 2 officers,
had my car searched, time waisted and ticketed for the seatbelt. I was nearly arrested for obstruction! They had no probable cause to pull me over
since it occurred at a toll booth in which a cop was standing looking in the cars as they went by. When I went to court I contested the ticket to no
avail. If I did not pay, well you know what would happen then.
Well seat belt laws are for our safety also and given police use this as a way of pulling certain people over now I find this way more offensive then
the airport security lines. I fly a lot, but I drive every day, several times a day. I've been in many accidents without ever wearing a seatbelt, I
have yet to be hospitalized for any of it. It should be my imperative to NOT want to wear a seatbelt, it affects no one but me and the poor soul who
has to scrape me off the road. What I don't get is why more people are offended by the airport pat-downs then this, which effects more or less
everyone who drives on a daily basis.
Can any of you tell me why this isn't as important?