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Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
You must understand that you being able to fly is NOT a right, but a privilege. If you do not want to go through the scanners, then they can simply not allow you to get on an airplane.
"Personal liberty largely consists of the Right of locomotion -- to go where and when one pleases -- only so far restrained as the Rights of others may make it necessary for the welfare of all other citizens. The Right of the Citizen to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon, by horse drawn carriage, wagon, or automobile, is not a mere privilege which may be permitted or prohibited at will, but the common Right which he has under his Right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Under this Constitutional guarantee one may, therefore, under normal conditions, travel at his inclination along the public highways or in public places, and while conducting himself in an orderly and decent manner, neither interfering with nor disturbing another's Rights, he will be protected, not only in his person, but in his safe conduct." II Am.Jur. (1st) Constitutional Law, Sect.329, p.1135
"The right of the Citizen to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon, in the ordinary course of life and business, is a common right which he has under the right to enjoy life and liberty, to acquire and possess property, and to pursue happiness and safety. It includes the right, in so doing, to use the ordinary and usual conveyances of the day, and under the existing modes of travel, includes the right to drive a horse drawn carriage or wagon thereon or to operate an automobile thereon, for the usual and ordinary purpose of life and business."
Thompson vs. Smith, supra.;
Teche Lines vs. Danforth, Miss., 12 S.2d 784
Originally posted by jacobe001
reply to post by samkent
All I have to say to you is, "Bollocks"
I felt perfectly safe well before they instituted these Gestapo like Nanny State Machines which were installed in airports around the country, 9 years AFTER 911.
Even so, if a terrorist bombed one plane a year, I would still feel quite safe, because the odds of me being on a plane with a terrorist or 9 million to 1.
Originally posted by modeselektor
reply to post by InsideYourMind
Can't they just ask people to make a 360 degree turn with the arms out, or are they not real time?
Not one bomb going off on a plane EVER from any terrorist other than inside jobs ,, screams too me that NOONE thinks it is a good idea to pull off.
Originally posted by samkent
1970 Four planes bound for NYC were hijacked and subsequently blown up. (insert Twilight Zone music)
How about Pan Am 103 over Lockerby?
It was December 23,1988