I would like to start by saying that this reporting from InfoWars dot com is obviously over the top. Then I would like to say that I question the use of taxpayer money to conduct this degree of surveillance across the Fruited Plain. The thought that TSA agents may soon be demanding "Papers, Please" is disturbing.
We all want security, but few of us want a system that includes internal checkpoints and frequent demands that one prove who one is. Deep down inside true Americans is the belief that you should be able to walk around outside without an identification at all and be free from police harrassment while doing so.
The question is, where is the tipping point? Searching bags at a Paul Ryan rally may not be it, although why TSA and not some other agency comes to mind. A Little League baseball game seems a little far. We are depending on the courts and the Congress to protest us from a too powerful "Interior Ministry" evolving out of the Department of Homeland Security, which may have been a bad idea from the get-go. It is still not apparent to me that we needed something beyond the Office of Homeland Security, instituted by President Geo W Bush and headed by former Governor Tom Ridge.
Regards — Cliff
1 year ago