When the Patriot Act was initially enacted, there were a lot of provisions in it that were good, common sense ideas and precautions that seemed prudent at the time. And, let there be no doubt, it has saved countless lives, however, I feel that this law must be revisited and revised. I say this because what I was afraid would happen, has, at the hands of the TSA and Department of Homeland Security. The situation has deteriorated in an even more accelerated rate since the Progressives have been in control these last couple of years. Because of the over-zealous of these law enforcement types, the pendulum has swung so far to the left that the terrorist have actually won. They have succeeded in turning our free society into the one they want. Oppressive and controlling. To the point where the American citizenry is being harassed by its own government under the guise of national security. After all, it’s all for our own good right? I mean, after all, our enemies want to kill us so bad, that they are planting bombs on the elderly, children, and lest us not forget, the pilots of the planes themselves. It doesn’t matter what the background of these people is; An elderly woman from Portland Oregon who might be taking her fist plane ride to visit the grand kids, or for that matter, the kids themselves who might be taking their very first plane ride. Wow, those people really need to be watched and scrutinized because…….? And don’t forget the pilots, who most likely are military vets or even still serving in the Reserves, many of which have 1000s of hours of flight time. And who, by the way, have been given clearances by the TSA AND, if they are members of the Air Guard, have at least a Secret clearance, but most likely, much higher. Yet, those people must be screened every time they go to work because they pose such a continuing threat…… Don’t forget, the DHS has categorized all veterans as “Right Wing Extremists” as outlined in previous posts. https://conservativeamericanvet.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/extremismreport-0409.pdf
We as a nation, have reached the point of diminishing returns. Our freedoms have been curtailed so badly, we are no linger a free society and are well on the road to having the same situation that is currently being employed in the UK. If you don’t know about what is going on there, just do a google on surveillance in the UK and you will be amazed.
The 112th Congress must address this situation. If we stay this course, the evil forces what want to destroy our nation will be rejoicing in the streets, for we have done their work for them. Our own government will have, wittingly or unwittingly, brought this nation to its knees, enslaving the citizens. This is unconscionable and must be addressed, otherwise, THEY WIN……
This is more of the TSA malfeasance and oppression of the citizenry of America. The story says it all, but I will add; I want all you TSA people to hear this. Do you remember what excuse the Nazi’s gave for their conduct during WWII? No, I’ll be not. They said “They were only following orders”.(sic) That is how fascism and Marxism is spread. By people like you who are thinking only of yourselves, and not country. I mean, after all, your only doing your job………You are a disgrace to democracy and you are a whore. You sold yourself out to the lowest bidder, for a job……..I would sooner walk off the job and do something else, than tear down our democracy. You have obviously made your choice. We know what side of the fence you are on and it is not on the side of freedom. There are better ways to get your job done. Ways that does not treat everyone as a criminal. Where is the probable cause? When you people feel up Nuns and terrified children, you should know that this has gone too far. Or, if you don’t have a conscience, I guess not…. That is my OPINION!