Security wringer: what every airline passenger experiences because the government just knows the real enemy
is bottles of water.
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Abolishing the TSA is a good idea, but if we do so in the name of liberty, we must be consistent and rid ourselves not merely of the agency, but of all the practices instituted since 9/11 that have done little other than to bring wealth to a few corporate entities, to enlarge the apparatus of repression for the government that serves them, and to bring into still riper putrescence the state of our once proudly professed democracy and into still deeper subjugation the mass of ordinary people from whom the corporations derive their wealth and the government its authority.
Ultimately, the republic’s bane lies not in the Homeland Security Department, but in the laws that created it. As long as the USA-PATRIOT Act remains in force, our rights as citizens will be under relentless, probing siege; and as rights so assailed must ultimately yield, so we can now defend them only by annihilating the besieger.