Wait, is this the same Jason Chaffetz who threatened to sue TSA for
"violating his rights" when they screened him before boarding a flight
at SL International? Back then he was saying we need less airport
security...now he says we need more? What a guy...
More security? Please. There is already WAY too much airport security.
Airport security has done severe damage to the aviation industry already.
Airplanes are becoming things that no one can afford, no one can see up close
and personal, and everyone is afraid of them. If the FAA and TSA governed
automotive travel, we would be paying $3-400K for cars, driving on narrow 2 lane
roads with 3 mile spacing, enforced by radar observation and radio voice
commands from central vehicle traffic control centers. We would be x-rayed and
probed before being allowed to get into our personal ground transportation
vehicle. Except that only a few could afford such vehicles. The rest of us,
after being scanned and probed, would be riding on a bus, also controlled by
voice control from the center radar control center. Chaffetz, your
policy prescription sound like more big brother incorporated. Washington does
things to people, doesn't it?By the way, yes the St. George
incident was tragic. The murder of the perp's girlfriend was more tragic.
Seems to me all the guy wanted to do was create a fireball suicide. More
airport security won't solve such nonsense.
Really? Chaffetz is calling for better security? The guy who wouldn't
comply with airport security in Salt Lake City? It's too bad
what he did that day when he made such a ruckus in SLC makes him less credible
now.I do think there needs to actions taken to prevent such
circumstances such as this in the future. I'm sure the airports and law
enforcement will do an adequate job of assessing and solving this. Please
don't get involved Jason or any other congress members.
C'mon Congressman Chaffetz, I am a huge supporter of yours, but this is
just a typical Washington politician reaction to any incident where politicians
want to be seen "doing something" to "fix the problem,"
especially if it will bring money to their district. I had thought you are
better than that, or maybe you have been inside the beltway too long.At some point you need to make a tradeoff between total impenetrable security
and the cost of providing and maintaining it.Look at prisons for a
model of the security needed to prevent people from getting out (or in) from
someplace. Or maybe the fence along the border with Mexico. Oh, wait, some
prisoners escape and millions of illegals cross the border every year. Maybe
those are not adequate security either.Let's have guard towers
with machine guns and searchlights, double or triple rows of electric fences
with razor wire. Extend the fence 10 feet below the surface so no one can
tunnel underneath it. Maybe a moat filled with crocodiles. How much will all
A knee-jerk reaction to a problem is not going to fix the problem.Could a non-pilot have done what was done in St. George? Maybe Mr. Chaffetz
should just ban pilots from entering airports.
I agree with almost every other comment here.Isn’t this the
epitome of a hypocrisy?Jason Chaffetz –Congessman
– “ I’m gonna sue the TSA, We need LESS Government invasion
not MORE?”If this had been any other U.S. Congressman,
you’d have my attention.But – Honestly, right or wrong,
Rep. Chaffetz is the very LAST person to be saying this.What a
"...Congressman Jason Chaffetz is calling for enhanced security efforts at
the nation's airports following the theft of a jet in St.
George...".Their going to waterboard passengers?
Why don't he take a page from SkyWest? They painted over the aircraft
logo. Let's paint over Jason.
This is stupid! how much more security is needed? If this had been just some
schmuck, it would have been a non incident. however, it was a pilot who I
assume had time in the type. he knew how to operate the plane and everything.
how would better and much more expensive security have stopped this.
couldn't he as an employee of skywest simply stated his need and right to
be there and buffaloed the 'security' this is really an extreme
example of what can happen, and extreme longlasting measures don't need to
be taken. just like was mentioned, someone in Washington breaking wind.
It's allready a requirement to make sure your aircraft is secured.When aircraft are outlawed only outlaws will have aircraft.