Friday, November 19, 2010

The TSA and Loss of Freedom

A lot has been written about the TSA's mistreatment of our fellow citizens, and everyone is probably familiar with the story by now. The American Thinker has one of the best commentaries on the situation:

Why Air Security is THE issue

I submit that if we don't beat back the TSA's assault on innocent travelers, we might lose our nation for good. Or perhaps it would mean we have already lost it.

The reality is that the TSA is no more about airline security than ObamaCare was about affordable health care. Both the organization and the bill are about the dehumanization -- and control -- of theoretically free Americans.

Thus, it is critical that Americans win push back efforts against both, because if we lose on these two fronts, we have effectively lost most of our freedom.

Certain issues like the Happy Meal toy fiasco amuse and inform. Others really do rip freedom right out from under people. The fact that it's taken this long for Americans to revolt against this revolting and ineffective air security scam is frightening in and of itself.

Every time I have been forced to fly -- and I do only when traveling across large bodies of water -- the security line episodes gave me a feeling like I'm playing a movie extra in a scene in some third-world country. Free people don't get treated this way and remain docile -- or free. Freedom requires at least a modicum of dignity. There is none available in the TSA line.

The loss of freedom and the ramifications of such loss:

It is always shocking to me how many folks are OK with being treated like cattle. Any thinking person instinctively understands that these ridiculous security measures are not going to make us any safer, because any thinking person knows damned well that it is young Muslim males, not four ounces of grandma's shampoo, that destroy airplanes and people and buildings

It would be bad enough if any of this loss of freedom were actually making us safer. It is not, and there are much easier and less expensive ways to do so. This leads to the inescapable conclusion that those in charge are either really foolish or doing this on purpose, or a combination of both.

And interviews with travelers indicate that there is a fairly high "naïf factor" among us. You know, the "I don't like it, but if this is what it takes to keep us safer..." crowd. Puh-leeze.

And along comes the "don't touch my junk" viral video and the screaming three-year-old being molested in her mother's arms by an overly diligent TSA agent. These are awful moments that might indeed be some of our "finest hours."

These videos should wake even more people up to the dangers of turning our lives over to the power-hungry who command millions of incompetents. And the same images should embolden the already informed.

There is a certain "stench" of a government bureaucracy. It's what one senses inside any DMV office or IRS office or Social Security office. It's a freedom-draining system of shackles put in place by elites and carried out by factotums. And nothing captures it quite like the TSA.

The TSA restricts. It dehumanizes. It depresses. It invades. It costs. It fails in its stated mission as it creates jobs for the unemployable. It is government on display for all to see. It is what our health care will become if we keep silent.

Amen to that. What the article misses however, is the unavoidable aspect that the loss of freedoms we are currently witnessing will continue on a world-wide basis as we approach the Tribulation.

And these losses of freedom will escalate dramatically once the Church is removed. Thats a certainty.


Anonymous said...

There are rumblings that these
measures will soon be put into
place in government buildings,
malls, schools and the like.
Perilous times indeed.

hartdawg said...

nah...the american people will never allow that (at least pre-rapture american people)

Scott said...

I hear the same rumblings...While agree- that the sleeping giant (the American public) may be awakening, it wouldn't surprise me one bit of the gov't attempted to expand the use of these screening procedures.

After all - even with the current outcry - the Feds are snubbing their noses at the public - so with that attitude, nothing would surprise me.

Anonymous said...

this is just the smoke and mirrors portion. i was both scanned and groped, the real issue is what they will say 'ok we will have to use biometrics identification to track who is doing what' less invasive? it's in the health care package what better way to impliment it because our public demands it. remember we have a soveriegn and holy God and he is in control of all things ;even so come Lord Jesus