Enhanced Pat-Downs At NFL Games? America Is Rapidly Turning Into A High-Security Prison
The NFL has announced that it will be implementing “enhanced” pat-downs at all 32 NFL stadiums. Once this is fully implemented, the 16 million fans that attend games each season will be frisked from the ankles to the knees and from the waist up. Apparently this new level of security was brought on by a recent incident where a Cowboys fan smuggled a stun gun into a game between the New York Jets and the Dallas Cowboys and started zapping other fans with it. As usual, authorities have responded to a minor security incident by massively overreacting to it. In the post-9/11 world in which we live, paranoia is standard operating procedure. Those that are responsible for security are far more interested in “covering their backsides” than they are in respecting the liberty, freedom and dignity of average Americans. America is rapidly turning into a high-security prison. When naked body scanners and “enhanced pat-downs” went into U.S. airports, those that warned that we would soon see these types of “Big Brother” security measures pop up at train stations, bus stations, shopping malls and sporting events were dismissed as “conspiracy theorists”. But it turns out that the “conspiracy theorists” did not even fully understand how quickly all of this nonsense was going to spread. How much “security” is going to be enough? Where in the world is the line going to be drawn? If groping all fans is “necessary” for security at all NFL games, how long will it be before it is implemented at all other sporting events across the United States?
The truth is that no matter how hard they try, those in charge of our “security” cannot keep us perfectly safe. Life is dangerous and bad things are going to happen no matter how much “security” you throw around.
We have a choice. We can live as free men without fear, or we can cower in terror and call for increasingly repressive layers of “security”. If we continue on the path that we are on, this nation is going to become a totalitarian “Big Brother” police state so repressive that it will make our founding fathers roll over in their graves.
In fact, they are probably already rolling over in their graves.
Do you enjoy living in a prison grid? That is what this country is becoming.