By Walter E. Williams
Published: Wednesday, June 18 2008 12:03 a.m. MDT
Walter E. Williams
It's been at least five years since I've flown commercial, and for good reason: I don't wish to be arrested for questioning actions by often arrogant, rude Transportation Security Administration workers.
Safety was used as an excuse for war,loss of civil rights, reason to ignore
subpoenas,torture, murder, financial ruin, hey rudeness is just a symptom of the
Only when we change our goal from "100% safety and security" to "safe enough,
secure enough" will the kinds of abuses described by Williams end. As long as
the goal is 100% safety, then the security apparatus has to be a one-way ratchet
Safety is an excuse to control and manipulate welcome the TSA (really the KGB)
to the good old USA. Last time I flew I actually had to hold my bare feet up to
have the souls inspectd yep this is in the name of safety - NO THANKS - put a
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Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University.