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Originally posted by gatewaywithin
How the hell could this child be seen as a potential threat to the airline industry or anything else.
What happened to...
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Originally posted by KrazyJethro
Originally posted by Prowler33
Dude, Cheney and Company orchestrated the September 11 attacks in order to give us this and other violations of search and siezure. Get some metal detectors and a private security firm after you charge the REAL 9/11 conspirators with high-treason. This six-year old is not one of them.
"He who trades liberty for security deserves neither and will lose both."-Thomas Jefferson
Maybe they did and maybe they didn't, that doesn't really address the issue at hand though.
There's no need to throw Jefferson at me and I'm one of his biggest fans, but let's be honest, there needs to be some reasonable level of security at airports among other places. I don't fly unless I really really really have to for a reason. I vote with my wallet like any economic conservative understands. These airports are private property run by private companies that house private airlines. Remove the government, which to be clear I HATE the TSA, and you'd have the same situation only with a private or in-house security company.
Remove the government and you remove all civil liberty constraints barring actual crimes, so I'm not really sure what exactly you are getting at.
Originally posted by kerazeesicko
I laugh when I read the bitching and moaning about something like this. These same people complaining about this type of searching will be the first in line if a tragedy happens in the good ol' US of A, bitching and moaning about why the government didn't do whatever it takes to stop it...edit on 10-4-2011 by kerazeesicko because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by kerazeesicko
You also must know that there are sick people out there who would use their child to get equipment on an airline. How are the TSA's supposed to know which one is sick and which one is normal...
Originally posted by mandella1099
WRONG! You can sue a private company and its employees for damages if any of their actions are perceived to go to far in searching individuals or denying someone of their Civil Liberties.
How many times has the TSA been sued?
Have you seen their actions change? No becuase they are untoucable.
I wish that a private company would come along and take over the process. Then those being unfairly molested, dosed with high levels of radiation, etc would have a fighting chance at a remedy
Originally posted by sepermeru
reply to post by rreeves5
For reasons that cannot be avoided, my daughter lives on the other side of the country. If I didn't fly, I wouldn't see her. My choice is to fly or abandon my child. Obviously, I am going to fly no matter what. They know that, which is why it's working, but nevertheless, I will not abandon my child.