Wednesday, November 24, 2010

TSA Scans are not really about Terrorism...

I don't believe the TSA body scans and increased security is necessarily a reaction to terrorism, although it is being marketed as such -- as are a multitude of government invasions of and limitations on freedom.

We're seeing a continuous purposeful pushing at an extension of what is "allowable" government control -- it's the "how you cook a frog" system of getting a populace to submit.

From Red-light to public surveillance cameras, to citizens not being allowed to video or audio-record police (a one-way street there), to violations of 4th Amendment protection of search and seizure in traffic checkpoints and inventive "probable cause", to government covert tracking devices, secret warrants, indictments with withheld evidence, the information gleaned from gun sales and CCW permits -- on and on...

Thirty years ago, people would have laughed at the possibility of these steps even being mentioned... but, I'm just being paranoid.

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