June 26, 2011

Liberty, Incorporated

“I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery” ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau

TSA forced woman, 95, to remove adult diaper for pat down, daughter says

You know, there are probably a lot of Americans--and I count myself among them--who would be quite willing to feel a little less "safe" and get all of our rights back.

If the issue of "safety" is even the case, nowadays. I don't think it is. Osama bin Laden is dead, al-Qaeda is in disarray--I don't think the TSA's ridiculous procedures are even necessary anymore. Focus on scanning and/or searching the cargo instead of the passengers, give me a disclaimer to sign if the airlines feel like they have to protect themselves against lawsuits--hell yeah, I'll sign it.

As Benjamin Franklin once said: "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

I know which one I want.

1 comment:

Alex said...

Speaking of that shit (which I call legalized sexual assault), it reminds me of passport photos. You're not allowed to smile anymore, not even with a closed mouth. I'm not sure what that's supposed to achieve given that it makes everyone look like a terrorist, or at least a serial killer. As comedian Russell Peters put it, what they should do instead is to have it that everyone has to smile, and the person who refuses, well maybe that's the one they should look suspiciously at.