I have been disturbed for a long time about these full body scanners. I know it is all futuristic and cool to see what people have on under their clothes without the actual disrobing, but there is a level of privacy one should not give up just to get on a flight.
Initially, I will admit that I approved of a lot of the increased security provided by TSA. It seemed to make sense in the wake of our national tragedy, but like most things the government gets a hold of, it goes too far, costs too much and does too little. Now, with the full body scanners, I believe this a step too far. Also, the way the Obama Administration has handled the protests over these scanners incites revolt.
Again and again the federal government is incapable of finding a way to handle resistance in a reasonable and comprehensible manner. For instance, instead of listening to the complaints and coming up with an incentive to encourage people to participate in the naked body revelation machine, they brought the hammer down and used force. "You don't like it? You don't have to fly!" Typical leftists.
Were the federal government to think like a businessperson, it would look at the advantages of using the machine and encourage people to use it to speed up the security screening process. How about this: If you go through the machine, it works like a speed aisle at the supermarket. If you refuse, you go to the other line and stand with the others, who, for whatever reason, don't want naked pictures of themselves showing up on the Internet after the TSA convention in Las Vegas. Or, you could just scarp the stupid idea and go back to the traditional and time-accepted method of removing shoes, opening laptop cases, revealing the little baggy full of creams and lotions. There is a limit ot implied consent.
Yeah, I know, they spent a lot of money on the machines, taxpayer money. If you recall, the whole way along the process, they promised that they wouldn't be able to see anything, there would be no definitional clarity. Compare those statements to the recent reverse negative pictures of the girl.
This is just a stupid idea and I think people should just take a day and stop the whole airline industry in its tracks by refusing to go through the machine and refusing to move along. Protest the thing in a way that they will cave, cause millions of phone calls in protest to the DHS. We are just going to have to get more and more radical when it comes to dealing with this bunch in Washington. They are not us, they do not get it.
Cross-posted at WASHINGTON REBEL.