Tuesday, November 16, 2010

TSA Backlash Week: How Much Is Too Much?

Let us now quote Michael Aguilar, chief of the TSA in San Diego. He says:
"“Let me paraphrase our new administrator, John Pistole,” said Aguilar. “It really is irresponsible to encourage anyone to opt out of a technology that is there in place specifically to protect the public.”"

Nobody disputes the TSA is intending to "protect the public" by putting the body scans in place. But here's a question: What level of intrusiveness is too intrusive to justify security measures? That's a question that hasn't been answered, but it certainly appears to the public as though there is no bright line the government won't cross in the name of making our airplanes safe. It's looking at us naked and feeling us up. What's left?

1 comment:

brendancalling said...

two words: "cavity search".

this has to stop.