Breaking The Will Of The People: The Real Purpose Of Body Scanners

Discussion in 'Politics' started by KenH, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. KenH

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    they make giving up freedoms sound good, and we hand them over, then we complain less next time they take away another freedom.
     
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    Amen! So let's all quit doing it.:thumbsup:
     
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    At some point we either realize that anything free is exposed to risks and any attempt to insure safety beyond a reasonable risk is the price of bondage.

    We've had hijackings and airplanes with bombs going back to the 60's. In some cases it was orchastrated and in others it was the plan of a lone or small criminal group. However bad it was or however much we made over it..... still we didn't give in to terror nor expect the President and every official to stop what they were doing to comfort the people or increase legislation and regulations against us. Yes, there were some changes which included checking luggage and adding secure areas.... but, as of late, every incident seems to evoke a cry or acquiessence to increased invasion of privacy..... And each invention to secure our safety acts like a curse to remove of freedoms, require our own submission as though already suspect, and become a dare to those who are evil to attempt new ways to breech security.

    Maybe its time that we whine less and accept some risks and ask the government to back off except in their prosecution when attempts either fail or are thwarted.
     
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    Breaking the will of the people? Oh please :rolleyes:.
     
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    Full body scans will just generate more work for the bureaucrats and the suppliers of the equipment. It will be just another hassle for passengers. It's just another step to endless steps. All this actually lets the terrorists "win" - in a way - because they've successfully disrupted our freedom of movement and imposed a great cost upon our nation.

    Armed passengers - supplemented by random security officers - could have had a better chance at stopping the highjackers than any of the silly security checks they keep imposing on citizens that aren't the problem. People must take the first responsibility for their own security and the government should not prevent them for being able to do it. Of course, we've forgotten how to do that because we depend on the government to have a police officer immediately available at every instance. But there's no reason why responsible men can't learn how to defend themselves and their fellow passengers.

    Profiling - based on the demonstrated patterns of all highjackers - might be better. At least then the focus would more likely be on the typical perpetrator. This means concentrating on radical Islamic travelers.

    Going after the terrorists organizations - something individuals can't do - is the best course of action for the government. Every time a terrorist acts our government needs to respond ten fold wherever they are unleashing our full military force minus any long term commitment to rebuild whatever is destroyed. Let everyone around the world know this is what we will do and they may prefer to deal with it themselves.

    We need to try all terrorists by military tribunal and promptly execute them if found guilty regardless whether their actions resulted in any death or not. The act of terrorism should be considered an act of war which is what it is.
     
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    I hate flying, only once and never again.
     
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    I like flying, but my arms get tired from all the flapping.
     
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    I went to Egypt, red sea, did not like the flights and wait involved. On the way back the pilot deliberately tilted wings and throttled back, many people were not happy, I should have complained, he was an Arab pilot ( maybe muslim ) to. This was a few weeks after a major crash where all died on board.

    Flight 604

    Not the same company but still a charter. Thing is they knew and it was deliberate.
     

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