Sunday, December 26, 2010

Napolitano on TSA Body Scans and Pat Downs

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA

The slow indoctrination continues. Objectively it is fine to pat down, or subject travelers to full body scans according to Janet Napolitano of Homeland Security. Soon we will witness the same on every form of public transportation. It is only a matter of time. From the Hill this Sunday morning.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday that controversial new airport security procedures are likely to remain in place since they have been effective.

Some airline passengers and lawmakers have objected to the new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) policy, which includes full-body scans and pat-downs.

Asked on CNN's "State of the Union" if anything is going to change with the pat-down program, Napolitano said, "Not for the foreseeable future."

The secretary called the procedures "objectively safer" for airline passengers and said they are part of a broader security strategy that involves cooperation with intelligence agencies, commercial airlines and international airports.

Napolitano is of course singing the song of bureaucrats everywhere. Just a bit of intrusive governemnt policy to.... insure the safety of the individual and general public. Of course a cursory understanding of governemnt and the power it holds leads us to realize government and its power never seems to shrink. What shrinks is our liberties.

I am reminded of Benjamin Franklin who said: "Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." He was right when he made the statement and objectively his words remain true today.

Read the rest of the article here.

Cross posted to the Left Coast Rebel

Via: Memeorandum


  1. Here's a quick Jeopardy question:

    The answer is: 0!

    Excited game show participant: "What is the number of terrorist plots thwarted by the TSA?"


  2. You're right, Silverfiddle. It's their fellow passengers that find them these days. Maybe they should just put all the passengers in a big room and not fly until there's 100% consensus. Bet there'd never be another terrorist plane bombing!


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