TSANewsblog – I wish I could say that this is a new low for the contemptible thugs in blue for whose equipment and “services” taxpayers pay billions of dollars every year. Sadly, it isn’t. It’s just par for the course; another Day in Despotism here in the Land of the Meek, Home of the Afraid. And this should not stand. Not in the country that calls itself the United States of America. Citizens and residents who accept otherwise should not only be ashamed of themselves, but should, in my opinion, be constantly, and in strenuous terms, be made aware that they’re engaging in a kind of treason against the very freedoms the nation’s founders established (and countless fought for and died to protect), and thus, by extension, debasing the idea of America itself.
I guess we were about due for another TSA story. Anyway if I’ve said it once I’ve said it a million times. There is no bigger supporter of TSA on the planet than me. I’m TEAM TSA loud and proud. I pretty much side with them 1,000% of the time in situations like these. And guess what? I’m siding with them again here. Listen do I think this 3 year old girl in a wheel chair is a terrorist? Probably not. Do I think you have to still follow protocol? Fuck yeah.
The thing I never understand with videos like these is when the person being inconvenienced asks “Does my 3 year old look like a terrorist?” Umm no but what terrorist tries to look like a terrorist? Or how do we know that a terrorist didn’t do something to the wheelchair at some point knowing it wouldn’t be checked? Yeah I know it sounds outrageous but so does the concept of blowing an airplane out of the sky. You don’t know what can happen till it happens. That’s why TSA can’t make exceptions. Because I guarantee you that if terrorists find out that TSA doesn’t scan kids in wheelchairs they’ll eventually use that against us. Just like if they found out they didn’t scan their stuffed animals they’d sneak guns inside of them. It sucks that this girl is crying, but flying is a privilege. The TSA people weren’t being pricks in this video. They were trying to make the best of a bad situation. The wheelchair set the alarm off. TSA has one job. Protect people from getting blown up. They can’t pick and choose when they ignore the alarm. If people don’t want to get scanned than we need to have two types of planes. Planes where they don’t search anybody and terrorists can just waltz on and then planes with TSA. Then we’ll see how tough all these civil liberty fruitcakes are when it’s time to put their money where their mouth is.
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