Thursday, November 25, 2010
Airline Sales Down on Thanksgiving
If you didn’t have to fly this Thanksgiving, then you have something to be thankful for.
Yesterday was “Opt Out Day”, the point of which was to choose not to go through the X-Ray scanner to hold up the line so much that the TSA would stop this requirement to fly. After several rousing rounds of “I’ll be groped for Christmas”, the MSM now reports that this “Opt Out Day” protest was a failure, and I can see why. It is because most people wisely decided not to fly at all. Hopefully the airline industry will lobby Congress to do away with the TSA. Profiling groups more likely to commit acts of terror might be a good way to stop terrorism without invasion of privacy, but I don’t want the Government to be one who decides who gets profiled and who doesn’t. We need to turn airline security back over to airlines and allow them to decide what methods to use. An airline won’t chose to use methods which are too invasive, too expensive, inefficient, or too time consuming. If it does, people will choose another airline. But the airlines are the ones who lobbied Congress to create the TSA in the first place. Why? So that the government would foot the bill for the security. But now the chickens have come home to roost. For all this invasiveness, a loaded gun magazine was recently found on a passenger plane!
The ACLU, usually the enemy of freedom and liberty is on our side on this particular issue. But if you are a Christian who has been inappropriately photographed and/or groped and you don’t want to support the God-haters of the ACLU, then I’ve got tip for you. Contact the Rutherford Institute.