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Who pats down the TSA?

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I'm hyper-efficient. When I fly (or go through metal detectors), I typically have everything pre-packed into coats and bags so they could go through the x-ray. I have little patience with those who find themselves "surprised" that there's a metal detector at the courthouse or airport.

It's security theater.

Security theater never reassured me 1. It actually bothered me at times - like when flying out of NYC a few years ago and they had us all dump bottles of any liquids into a common container. (Because apparently terrorists can't read the warnings on a bottle of bleach or Windex.)

This has gotten stupid. It's morphing from security measure to self-aggrandized and self-important fiefdoms. When agents and officers cross lines, they must be disciplined publicly and quickly to reinstate the confidence of the citizenry. Instead, the federal stance is that these procedures are justified.

Or in other words: I actually wonder if the TSA agents who harassed that mom in Dayton will read this. If they do, are they going to try to find me to "let me know the error of my ways?" When will it finally be "too far"?

God help me, I'm linking to WorldNetDaily.

1 The vast amount of anti-terror work is not public-facing, and we've never heard of it.

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