George Bush's TSA has made every citizen of the USA, all 310,800,000, a suspect terrorist. Just go to an airport to fly somewhere and you'll find out. According to George Bush, you're just as much a suspect terrorist as Osama bin Laden.
The Constitution, the law of the land, provides that we are to be "secure in our persons." It does not have a codicil that says, "except from the TSA."
Note that this law made by George Bush does not apply to him. To paraphrase Anatole France, the law is magnificent in its equality in that it prohibits both Kings and beggars from stealing bread and sleeping under bridges.
Instead of the command, "Papers, please," the terror-inducing phrase used by both those organizations now, at least for male TSA officialdom, is, "Penis, please."
So far, for almost 10 years, the success rate for the TSA in rooting out terrorists has been exactly zero. The two airplane related terrorist attempts were stopped by ordinary people, none of whom were members of the TSA.
What did you do today, Daddy? Well, I felt some penises and looked at some people's a**holes.
How is it that these words referring to people's genetalia have been unacceptable for use in polite society and in public, but now those same genetalia referred to by those words are openly felt of and fondled in public? We've gone from genteel restraint to officially sanctioned, open, crude public sexual fondling.
And, everyone says there's nothing we can do about it. Well, actually, there is. On that date in November, 2001, I swore off ever flying again as long as there is the TSA at the airport.
The only way to prevent the TSA from violating our civil liberties is to follow the advice the doctor gave to the patient who complained, "When I do this, it hurts right here." The doctor's advice, "Well, don't do that."
Just stop flying and that will be the end of it. That may put the airlines out of business, but so be it. It will also put a stop to the TSA's invasion of our underwear...while we're wearing it.
As long as people submit to the TSA, it will only get bigger and bigger and more and more invasive, not to mention being absolutely ridiculous.
The cost of flying on an airplane is way too high. I am too old, too dignified and have too much class to allow anyone to feel around my balls just so I can fly on an airplane.
That is not going to happen. Never, ever.