I am swimming in emails and comments today from readers – most of whom are angered, and even terrified, by the TSA’s enhanced security procedures.
Travelers selected for the TSA’s new imaging machines have a choice.
They can be exposed to a high-tech strip search, which includes a naked photo and a dose of radiation with debateable health effects. Or they can be patted-down everywhere, including groin and breasts.
Whatever happened to the Constitutional protection against unreasonable searches and seizures?
Lawsuits are flying. And there’s an National Opt-Out-Day slated for Nov. 24. Organizers are asking travelers to opt out of the scanner on that day and submit to a hand search. If everyone requested a hand search, the TSA would sure be busy, and the airport operations could come to a crawl.
Has the TSA gone too far? Or will anything go in the name of protecting us from terrorists?
Also, this just in. Another protest is being organized for Dec. 1 that aims to shut down airports with protesters. Check out shutdowntheairports.com.