Chef and Wing,
I have to disagree with you on this one. I believe that citizens absolutely have the right to travel, including by air, without government intimidation which is about the the TSA amounts to. I work in aviation and have interaction with the TSA and base my opinon on what I have personally heard and observed. I have interacted with TSA from the screener to very near the highest levels, and based on that experience its my contention that the TSA/DHS is a far more serious threat to the American way of life than any terrorist.
TSA is security kabuki theater at its finest. Mid level managers in TSA only want to cover their a$$, increase their power and avoid accountablity and, as I type this, I can assure you their leaders are seeking creative ways to find other venues to expand their fiefdoms and "make us more secure". Thus far, not even Congress can real them in.
I for one, prefer real freedom over "fake" security, heck I prefer real freedom over "real" security as if there were such a thing.
To be secure all we have to do is surrender and place ourselves in our cages willingly. I won't quote the obvious historical reference.
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36