It takes someone smarter than I am to come up with these numbers. It has been estimated that because of the ritual humiliation endured by air travelers and the hands, if you will, of TSA, sizable numbers of people are traveling by car rather than by air. This may well result in 500 additional and totally needless auto fatalities per year, or 7500 in the 15 years since the 9/11 attacks.
TSA presumes you guilty and makes sexual molestation a condition of travel. Indeed, neither the Nazis nor any communist regime ever made a practice of feeling up their subjects. However, we do it here in Uh-merik-uh. And pro-molestation candidates win almost every election by about 97-3. Does anyone have Lee Greenwood’s number?
A government that will molest its subjects in the name of “security” will do absolutely anything to them. And a people that will accept such molestation in the name of “security” will let their government to absolutely anything to them.
And as the recent attacks in Orlando, San Bernardino, Brussels, Paris and now Istanbul show us, you don’t need to smuggle a bomb onto a plane in order to kill a lot of people. Indeed, the Brussels attacks happened at the ticket counter.
A terrorist could set off a bomb right in the middle of the TSA lines at some major airport – the bigger airport the better so as to throw a wrench into the entire travel industry – and kill over 3000 people. Fat lot of protection TSA offers.
Let me know if you feel any safer, more secure or protected now.