I am appalled that so many in my generation are ready and willing to roll over and be sexually assaulted (and let their children be sexually assaulted), give up their rights to privacy and ignore their rights as stated in the 4th Amendment all in the name of supposed security at airports. This new TSA measure is outrageous and ineffective.
I did not always feel this way. Like so many others, I didn't see the big deal. However, on more careful examination of the 4th Amendment as well as the many, many assaults that have already taken place, and along with an understanding of the measures we really should be taking to ensure our safety, I have changed my mind.
This video is of a man who recorded his experience going through TSA. He asked the TSA agent not to "touch his junk". That's when the TSA agent put him on the no fly list and asked him to step out of line. After questioning he then tried to leave the airport but was told he had to go through the entire procedure or face a $10,000 fine. Hello? Are we awake to what is happening? There is talk of applying these measures not just to airports but to transit systems and sporting and concert arenas.
The argument that you don't have to get on a plane is a ridiculous one. You either choose to drive everywhere (not practical, especially for business travelers) or be sexually assaulted or exposed to repeated radiation and have your junk exposed on camera...um, really? Those are the choices?
How bout we actually do something effective like use bomb sniffing dogs and psychological profiling like they do in the most secure airports in the world? Why don't we take notes from them? Why are we so willing to give up our rights as citizens all in the name of this outrageous political theater?
Here's the video, if you are curious, to see just went down with "Don't Touch My Junk" John Tyner.