posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 10:14 AM
reply to post by baphomet420
refusing a pat down from TSA makes you more credible????
that works how????
i think it is a good story, as a senator is not getting special 'preferred' treatment... he has to be one with the people....
Sure it does. It validates the things you have been preaching since 2010. Rand has been against TSA, and against intrusive measures which are
expensive, cumbersome, invasive, and also useless! These measures do nothing to stop a terrorist, they are just for show to make people feel more
comfortable about travel, and to justify more and more laws and govenmental powers!
So, being a convenient test-dummy, and illustrating the intrusiveness and ridiculousness of the whole procedure lends credence to the argument.
Instead of checking jihadists that fit a specific profile, we are stripping 10-year old boys down to their skivvies, and grandmothers in wheel chairs,
and US Senators, but we are ignoring obvious potential threats because profiling is politically incorrect? What the hell good is the TSA again?
Not to mention, any half-ass terrorist worth his weight in salt could figure out how to bypass the security by bribing service personnel, or flying in
on a private charter and getting into the secure area without going through TSA, or grabbing a connecting flight in some po-dunk farm town, and
getting the good ol' boy treatment right through security and landing already pre-screened in an International Airport. TSA is worthless. Not to
mention, the stupid 2 oz rule and baggy rule for liquids. Anybody know how many chemicals could be lethal in 2 oz increments? LOTS!
Either terrorists are the stupidest people on the planet, or they have no interest in attacking our planes, because there are many, many, many ways to
circumvent the TSA security. Therefore, the TSA is all for show, and the terrorists must not be interested in us.