Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Time to Start Playing Offense

Always after the fact, the Transportation Security Administration is playing defense with the terrorists.
  • When terrorists first successfully hijacked airplanes with guns and knives, our government responded by requiring all innocent citizen travelers to submit to metal detector scans.
  • When terrorists first successfully hijacked airplanes with box cutters and killed 3000 innocent Americans, our government responded by requiring all innocent citizen travelers to submit to metal detector scans and surrender all sharp objects.
  • When terrorists first unsuccessfully detonated a shoe bomb aboard an airplane, our government responded by requiring all innocent citizen travelers to submit to metal detector scans, surrender all sharp objects, and remove their shoes.
  • When terrorists first unsuccessfully detonated a shampoo bomb aboard an airplane, our government responded by requiring all innocent citizen travelers to submit to metal detector scans, surrender all sharp objects, remove their shoes and surrender all liquids.
  • When terrorists first unsuccessfully detonated an underwear bomb aboard an airplane, our government responded by requiring all innocent citizen travelers to submit to metal detector scans, surrender all sharp objects, remove their shoes, surrender all liquids, and submit to full naked-body scans or intrusive pat-downs.
If government continues this pattern without a better plan,
  • When terrorists first attempt to detonate a colon bomb aboard an airplane, our government will respond by requiring all innocent citizen travelers to submit to metal detector scans, surrender all sharp objects, remove their shoes, surrender all liquids, submit to full naked-body scans or intrusive pat-downs, and rectal probes.
  • When terrorists first attempt to detonate a Tampax bomb aboard an airplane, our government will respond by requiring all innocent citizen travelers to submit to metal detector scans, surrender all sharp objects, remove their shoes, surrender all liquids, submit to full naked-body scans or intrusive pat-downs, and... well... what will We the People tolerate from our government?
Those full naked body scanners cannot detect explosives inside the body.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~ Benjamin Franklin
It is time for our government to stop responding -- playing defense -- and start playing offense. We Americans protesting TSA security procedures aren't ungrateful about the agency's attempt to enhance security, we're protesting the way it is being done. We demand something better. We know better options exist. We demand an end to politically correct pandering at the expense of our liberty and safety.

3 comments :

  1. We should follow Israel's airport security method, which employs highly trained security professionals (unlike the TSA) and includes profiling Muslims... after all, every terrorist attack you mention was perpetrated by Muslims. In fact, nearly every terrorist attack worldwide is perpetrated by Muslims, but of course our administration won't admit that. It's not politically correct to admit the truth of the matter when the president is bending over backwards in support of Islam (while bending America forward and reaming U.S. citizens).

    ReplyDelete
  2. Instead of saying "profiling Muslims", I would say "following up intelligence leads", wherever they may lead. Of course, terrorists will change their "profile" once they become aware that a certain profile is being used.

    I suppose it is possible that we are "profiling", but we're not talking about it. Actually, I suspect the current regime has banned profiling, publicly and privately, because they are living in bizarro world.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Speaking of bizarro, I should further remark that it is indeed bizarre that our government harasses its own citizens in the name of security while simultaneously allowing invaders (euphemistically referred to as "immigrants") to pour across our borders.

    ReplyDelete

This is a moderated forum. Please try to avoid ad-hominem attacks and gratuitous profanity. Justifiable profanity may be tolerated.

I am sorry, but due to the un-manageable volume of spam comments, I have enabled the scrambled word verification. I apologize for the inconvenience.