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Sunday, December 19, 2010

TSA Scanners, regulations, and why they exist in the first place

First of all, I'm starting to lose hope in humanity. We're powerless against monopolies and big government unless we rise against them, and that doesn't look like it's gonna happen any time soon. But that's yet another post for yet another day (I have a lot of those).

People have been complaining about how TSA mandated searches and scans violate their rights to privacy. First off, privacy is technically a privilege, not a right, and when homeland security is concerned, it's a privilege that can be temporarily revoked when the need arises, such as at a security checkpoint at an airport. Second, a security checkpoint is like Vegas. No, you don't go there to gamble, but what happens there stays there (usually). Finally, if you don't want to go through a security checkpoint, that's fine - don't fly. You aren't flying until you are confirmed not to be a threat to homeland security.

I've also heard complaints about how packages over 1 lb are restricted to ground transport or subject to "oppressive" scans. I wouldn't want a bomb mailed to my door, and I'm sure you wouldn't either.

Ultimately, the whole TSA issue wouldn't arise if people actually had common sense.

Keep an open mind and please, please stick to common sense,


About Me

Sean McCartin, or 40KEndgame as he is known online as and perfers to be called on the internet, is a High School Senior with more than enough experience in science and engineering and a talent for debate and negotiations. He has also competed in two national level RC racing events, the most recent being the Futaba Nitro Challenge. On 7/28/2010, he caught a 7 foot Sailfish while fishing on a charter boat named the Whipsaw off the coast of Wrightsville Beach, NC.