TSA Invasiveness is a TANGENTSubmitted by jabowery on Tue, 11/23/2010 - 16:49
The TSA claims they can do anything they want to travelers because the travelers are not compelled to travel by air, hence their purchase of a ticket implies consent so long as the terms are stated.
They are right. Mutually consenting adults can do anything they want to each other as long as there are no substantial externalities and travellers do, indeed, consent to the terms of the contract when they purchase an airline ticket.
All of the TSA noise misses the real point:
The government as given itself a monopoly on implementing traveler safety.