Abolish the TSA

Our Take!

The TSA has been a source of debate since its inception in 2001. The TSA, or Transportation Security Administration, was signed into law by George W. Bush in the aftermath of the September 11th tragedy. Instead of making people feel safer about traveling, the TSA has only succeeded in making passengers submissive and annoyed. Full-body scanners and invasive body searches have made airport travel a nuisance at the least and a nightmare at the most.

The slippery-slope-fearing side of me only foresees an expansion of the TSA. It is not wild to think that we will see TSA checkpoints at train stations and streets across America as our country continues to devolve into a police state.

By CJ Ciaramella

If the past 10 years have taught us anything, it’s that, one way or another, the TSA is going to get at your crotch. The latest data point comes from Denver, courtesy of CBS4:

A CBS4 investigation has learned that two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver International Airport have been fired after they were discovered manipulating passenger screening systems to allow a male TSA employee to fondle the genital areas of attractive male passengers.

Apparently, the two screeners, one male and the other female, worked out a system. The female screener operating the body scanner would misidentify attractive men as women on the scanner, so that the machine would flag the extra, uh, bulk in their groin area, which then initiated a pat-down from her partner in lechery. READ MORE …