Can airport security lead to less freedom?
December 16, 2010
With all the so-called airport security in the news, I am reminded of old World War II movies of Nazi Germany, the Berlin Wall checkpoints and even today the North and South Korean DMZ border. We have effectively lost our freedom when using the airlines. I heard one security person on the news make the statement, “If you don’t want to be scanned, then you don’t get to fly.”
I wonder how long it will be before checkpoints are put around Washington, D.C., New York City and Atlanta in the name of “We are at War”? Will we then have checkpoints at the state lines for each private vehicle? Will we also have to show our “papers?”
Might be a good time to remember Benjamin Franklin: “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
We have given up our liberty at the airports. How much more will we tolerate?
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