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Airport security: Government in our pants

When it comes to protecting against terrorism, this is how things usually go: A danger presents itself; the federal government responds with new rules that erode privacy, treat innocent people as suspicious and blur the distinction between life in a free society and life in a correctional facility; and we all tamely accept the new intrusions, like sheep being shorn.

Maybe not this time.

The war on terrorism is going to get personal. Very personal. Americans have long resented the hassles that go with air travel ever since 9/11 — long security lines, limits on liquids, forced removal of footwear and so on. But if the Transportation Security Administration has its way, we will look back to 2009 as the good old days.

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VERY well-done article.

VERY well-done article.

Safes are too heavy to Fly. Boats & Trains Are Safer.

Planes are made light, so as to fly economically.Safes are too heavy. Planes are not safes - too light... Too easy to get into.

Airport Security Mauling ain't making safes. It ain't making us nor our belongings safer. Stop everyone from flying would be safer & cost nothing. Rascals cite statistics about, "Safer by a mile!" (Safer per mile.) I don't buy it. It is a lie. I do not live by statistics, nor by a mile. I live in the moment. I value safety every moment.

I do not fly. I am not so sure about elephants.

Riding an aluminum can across the sky, after being mauled, is not my version of travel. Not at all.

I ride comfortably in boats & trains. I enjoy travelling.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul