TSA Moves to Sovietize Internal Travel
December 12, 2012
Wendy McElroy, writing for the Dollar Vigilante, has uncovered a TSA move to extend its airport Gestapo zone to the nation’s mass transit system and highways.
McElroy spotlights an application on page 71431 of Volume 77, Number 231 of the Federal Register that “constitutes a preliminary step toward systematically expanding TSA’s authority from airports to highways and almost every other means of public travel.”
The effort will eliminate the ability to travel anonymously around the country and remove “one of the last remaining differences between the US and a total police state,” McElroy writes. “The total police state you experience at airports wants to spill into roads and bus stops, to subways and trains. Or, rather, the TSA wants to solidify and spread the fledgling and erratic presence it already has.”
The application for funding submitted to the Office of Management and Budget explains that the TSA “seeks to establish the current state of security gaps and implemented countermeasures throughout the highway mode of transportation by posing questions to major transportation asset owners and operators.”
Data collected from “major transportation asset owners and operators” will then allow the agency “to provide focused resources and tools to enhance the overall security posture within the surface transportation community.”