Tom Smart, Deseret News
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials process travelers at the Salt Lake City Airport, across the board budget cuts could mean reduced TSA staffing at airports Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Salt Lake City.

I'm afraid there are really some people around that believe security will always be there to protect us and that smart security people don't need to watch constantly and plan continually to keep us safe the very best way they can figure it out. Now, I feel more afraid since the airlines announced they are no longer using the security search cameras and relaxing on other things also. If someone had enough imagination to see too much in the security pictures then that's their problem.

With the world being so very violent and getting worse in terrorism and so many more destroying acts — and I don't think they'll get any nicer — I do think they are waiting for us to relax. So I say, go forward, smart defenders, and find more successful things for our safety. I think we have far too many protesters that don't seem to know how to do anything but protest.

Beatrice J. White

Salt Lake City