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TSA: Regulations have crossed line

| November 30, 2010 6:27 AM

In response to David Sheridan’s letter; so Mr. Sheridan thinks anyone who doesn’t want to consent to a ‘scanner’ or an ‘enhanced patdown’ is ‘crazy enough to be a danger to my flight” and should ‘STAY HOME’.  Although  I support having my luggage x-rayed, walking through a metal detector and removing my shoes these latest regulations have crossed the line.  This is what our Forth Amendment states:  ‘The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”  It is a fact that only persons from the Middle East with direct connections to terrorists groups have brought down or attempted to bring down an American airliner, all  these terrorist had Visa’s, Passports, etc allowing them to enter our country.  So instead of toughening our immigration and REALLY doing something to protect our borders, the average American citizen who flies must endure ‘unreasonable searches’ to make us feel secure.

I think with the way we shred our Constitution / Bill of Rights these documents soon just become a ‘historical document’ well protected behind glass, alarms and locks but with no real meaning.



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