Younger Americans have significantly more positive opinions of the TSA than those who are older. These differences may partly reflect substantial differences in flying frequency, with 60% of 18- to 29-year-olds reporting having flown within the last year, compared with 33% of those 65 years and older.Although we have not researched it and can not state it as fact we would speculate the words we highlighted in red are pure bullshit. The number of times a persons flies should have no bearing on their knowledge of individual liberties and freedoms. If they have studied history then they, at some time, must have stumbled across Ben Franklins warning:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safetyOf course this may be of little concern to a generation programmed to feel secure within the walls of 24 hour immersion in a cyber world where so many threats are mere illusions sold to them by game makers.
But what is extremely disturbing is the illusion of safety from terrorism people easily fall victim to.
Will the actions of the TSA keep a plane from being blown out of the air by a passenger. Maybe, but with borders that can not, despite the pandering of politicians, be sufficiently hardened against against terrorist infiltration (Consider we can not keep a truckload of pot or illegal immigrants from crossing the border. How can we insure against one lone terrorist with a ground to air missile launcher capable of taking out a jetliner?). So often the unthinkable becomes reality and we respond in shock.
Never mind airliners. The U.S. is strewn with soft targets from coast to coast. With roads to get to them and signs pointing the way should one get lost. You can see them from any interstate which itself is a soft target.
What are we to do, install TSA agents at every intersection? Laughable as it may sound we have posted on traveling roadblocks with stop and seizure capabilities. But of course those things never happen to us. Until they happen.
We guess we may have to go back and review the documents upon which our country was founded and the documents which gave birth to those documents, as we are unable to recall words to the effect that freedom and liberty are "safe" pursuits? For they are not. They are roads fraught with threats and dangers at every turn. Our constitution and the Supreme Court which is to uphold the constitution were not designed to insure your safety. They were designed to insure your individual rights. The U.S. Government was not born to be your baby sitter. You exist as the babysitter of the constitution to protect it from those who would harm it.
But then that is what was and not what is. What is, is that the mothers of American soldiers cry when their sons and daughters die to protect an illusion!