A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
What’s next in the quest for security at US airports? Cavity searches? Seems to me, that’s about the only thing NOT searched these days.
The US is fatalistically politically correct. We refuse to make a point of searching the very people we already know are the most likely, of all the people boarding aircraft in the US, to be carrying explosive materials, or weapons. Instead, our government is forcing EVERYONE to suffer the indignity of full body scans or “pat downs.”
The US Constitution used to protect American citizens from unreasonable searches. But the US government has made it clear in the past few days that unless the Supreme Court steps in and forces them to abide by the constitution they intend to continue violating the rights of American citizens.
Profiling is the answer to all this humiliation at US airports. We know the profile of a person, more likely than anyone else in the general public, to be carrying a device, or materials, forbidden on aircraft. THOSE are the people the government should be patting down and body scanning – not grandmothers, 3-year old children, or even nuns.
So how would the airport screeners know to scan and or pat down? Well, let’s take a look at history for a clue:
1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by a Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 402.
Profiling could include the country of one’s origin, one’s behavior, one’s religion, one’s gender, and yes, even the color of one’s skin.
Profiling would make air travel in America much safer than it is today. To continue to lie to ourselves, as we do under the current politically correct non-profiling system, does not make us safer. In my opinion, it only makes us more vulnerable to would-be terrorists while denying Americans their constitutional rights.
I have to tell you, I view the government’s behavior at US airports as just another example of the Obama Regime’s lack of respect for the rights of US citizens under the constitution. Once more, they demonstrate their distaste for the limits the constitution places on government.
Americans are indisputably losing another of our cherished freedoms. That is the ability to move about as we please. Since the birth of the country we have had the ability to go anywhere, within the states, when we please, anyway we pleased. No longer. Our cherished mobility has been curtailed.
If we are to regain control of our government, we have to continue purging the government of the liberal-socialists remaining in the election of November 2012. Then, and only then, can we have a chance at regaining our lost freedom.
J. D. Longstreet