In the news lately we see more and more stories about the TSA overstepping its bounds. It seems that this agency and its “officers” (which, by the way, are not commissioned law enforcement officers) target the weakest members of our society: the young and the very old, those who have had knee and hip replacements, are wheelchair-bound, or even are too senile to understand what is happening to them.
My question is even more to the point: what is happening to US, as Americans and as a society? Why do we allow this degrading nonsense to happen to us?
The TSA says it is trying to become more friendly, efficient, and caring of people, while still getting the job done. My contention is that this agency will lie to your face, all the while the taking advantage of the elderly and weak. And as far as getting the job done – no TSA agent has EVER stopped a terrorist. NEVER. But, don’t take my word for it – why don’t you judge for yourself how the TSA targets American citizens? Click the links for the full stories…
Oh, TSA. Shall I compare thee to a stupid agency? Oh wait, there’s no one out there doing security work as badly as you are. I’m glad you …
So, it looks to me like here’s a time when it behooves you to forget your vanity and try to look as old as possible. If you can pass for 75, you can maybe even keep your shoes on! On the other hand if your 85 or even 95, you’d just as well give up…these folks in this next story lost not only their dignity, but their $300!
“Another day, another TSA travel nightmare” Prison Planet.com » TSA Treats 95-Year-Old Wheelchair-Bound Veteran Like a “Terrorist,” $300 Stolen. April 18, 2012
And finally, here’s an elderly lady who was abused in El Paso. Why has it come to this?
El Paso, Texas. – I didn’t know this lady, but I ended up going with her her to the bathroom and helping her get her money pinned back on her bra. To get her money back to where she wanted it, she had to take off both shirts and lower her bra straps….
Well, I said that was going to be the last one, but I found another that is equally disturbing. This is short – only 2:55. Please stick around and watch it, too.
Folks, don’t go easy! I know it’s hard to protest, when all you want to do is get on your plane, but really, how far can this go on?