God bless John Tyner, who wasn’t willing to let his government sexually harass him or deny him the rights so bitterly purchased.
This, my friends, is a big deal. As a frequent victim of the soul-lessness of airports, I am watching the issue closely. I have seen the pictures these scanners take, and they can be made downright pornographic.
I also wonder what this is doing to our understanding of constitutional limitations. The words, “By buying your ticket you gave up a lot of rights,” spoken by a TSA employee, are haunting.
Did you know that?
I’m an American. Our fathers fought hard to secure those rights, with maimed bodies, broken communities, and vast fields of graves. Why would I give them up to fly some where?
But the government knows, as Alexander Hamilton showed in Federalist 9, that human nature is not inclined to put freedom above security.
I’m not presuming to draw a hasty conclusion, and I haven’t investigated all the ins and outs of this particular story, but as one compelled to travel by my desire to see our nation saved from the over-reach of its government, I am following both this story and this issue. Give it a read.