The Airport Is a Haunted House
What Will I Say?
by John Tyner
In various places, I’ve heard responses like this to what I did, but very few people have taken the time to ask their questions respectfully and without name-calling. I received this message early this morning and am going to take the author’s measured tone as an indication that he really does want a response and does not simply want to excoriate me. I am publishing this response as a way to answer everyone who may have similar questions about what I did.
May I ask: So if next time a terrorist successfully hides “devices” to kill Americans on a plane, because you seem to think TSA or airport security is over-excessive…What will you say?
First of all, I am not advocating that we drop all security at our airports. What I oppose are the intrusive (and arguably unconstitutional) use of body scanning (or AIT) machines that can literally take a picture of one’s naked body and/or the use of the new pat down procedures in which TSA officers are not necessarily instructed to “touch your junk” but come so close that many have and/or do. I find this level of scrutiny to be invasive and offensive.