Airport security took a turn toward pornography this week due to the Christmas Day bombing attempt by a Muslim terrorist now known as “the pantie bomber”. The epic failures by the Department of Homeland Security is leading officials to consider forcing all passengers to walk through a scanner that can see through your clothes. Those fears of being naked in public may soon be realized for anyone that chooses to fly. How much further are we willing to go in the name of safety and political correctness? We may be forced to submit to a government strip search because they refuse to do their job and profile for terrorists! Will we allow them to search our body cavities before each flight if this fails? Where does it end?
This new security measure is the litmus test for our future- it is a humiliation not to be borne. I remember asking myself why the Jews didn’t recognize the threat posed by the German government and leave when they were forced to wear a Star of David badge and walk in the gutters. I fear that we are at a similar crossroad in history-enduring humiliation reveals the weakness of the population and signals the government that they can be cowed into further submission. Unchecked power has never been used properly by ANY government.
The argument that you do not have a right to fly on an airplane, therefore you must submit to whatever measures are put in place or find other means of transportation, is a red herring. These measures are being forced on private airlines by government agency interference. When government marries business you have fascism. Moreover, the government is restricting the freedom of its citizens by requiring them to suspend their Constitutional rights in order to fly. We live in a society where air travel is an integral part of success and the pursuit of happiness. Being forced to walk through body scanners is an assumption of guilt by our government. There have been nearly no terrorist bombings by a non-Muslim American; yet we are all treated like citizens from Yemen or Pakistan. This facade of fairness will result in American lives lost. The only way to prevent terrorism is to look for terrorists. Profiling bottles of shampoo and toothpaste instead of people is not going to make us safer.
We live in a time where liberalism has run amok. We all know that the government is not serious about keeping us safe from terrorism and that these terrorists come from certain countries and one religion. Five percent of Muslims have been radicalized and because over a billion people worldwide are Muslim- this adds up to a sizable threat. While pushing for hate crimes legislation, Attorney General Eric Holder said that Americans who were white, Christian, racist, and/or anti-government posed an equal or greater threat to the safety of the nation…WHAT? Why does this man still have a job? In reference to the Christmas Day bombing attempt, Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, said that “The system worked.” It was a Dutch man climbing over rows of seats and pinning down the terrorist that saved people on Christmas Day. Does this mean that the system put in place with billions of tax-payer dollars for the safety of the nation is dependant on the random placement of flying Dutchmen? Napolitano still has her job as do all of the incompetent others who failed to do their jobs on this day. It is time to stop putting our trust in this failed government- do not give them any more of your liberty- you will never get it back. They are turning regulation into the shackles that bind. We can all speculate on the reasons for this abuse but the result will be the same- every aspect of our lives may soon be controlled by agents of the government. We must join together and refuse to submit to being scanned. Do not allow the government to lure us into the ghetto. We know where the journey ends.