How many McDonalds have been shot up or exploded...? I would expect to hear outlandish death counts for the amount of freedoms we are losing to ''The War On Terror''...! Do you know someone who has been hurt in a terror attack...? But I bet you know a hundred people who have been molested by airport security. It's a fraud... more people will die from alcohol This Month than have died from terrorists since 9/11... Our Govt is playing us...!
On the civil liberties front, you have a point, on the airport front you don't. Big deal you get your junk fondled for a second by a fat guy with latex gloves, i'm sure it's no picnic for him either, but it sure beats getting your throat slashed by a plastic box cutter.
In the 70's and 80's when there wasn't any airport security, Hijackings weren't all that uncommon. It only takes one asshole to ruin everyone's day.
Airport security doesn't violate your rights, you are free to not fly.
The TSA/VIPR teams have jurisdiction up to 200mi from shore and they use it. Random highway check points, patdowns at festivals and sports evens. It only gets worse and worse. I don't carry a gun because im afraid of crime I carry a gun because if enough people don't we will lose the right.
Your equation lowers bearing arms to a mere recreation... a practice in futility. I seriously doubt that's what our founding fathers envisioned.
You have the right bear arms and act like you know what you're doing. You do not have the right to enter a function organized and paid for by people who are concerned with security without passing a checkpoint first. Or as Spock would say, The needs of the many outweigh the vanity and discomfort of the few.
The most basic responsibility of any government is to provide security for it's citizens. In a world where the current threat to civilization is from ideology, not nationality, the waters are going to get murky. While we should be vigilant and diligent when it comes to minding our rights, this does not mean we should recede to lawlessness, and throw out all concern for safety.
That would be the breakdown of American Civilization some wish to see us achieve. To me that would be as stupid as... oh say... carrying around a firearm that dramatically increases the chances of everyone you know from dying in an accidental shooting, not because you fear ever needing to use it, bus simply because you can...
Remember guns don't kill people, half asleep relatives who think they're John McClane do.
No, and you would be assured the plane ride would be the least safe experience of your life. We'd probably lose 4-5 planes a day due to the carnage ensuing from toddlers kicking the back of the wrong seat. Make everyone fly naked, there's the ticket. Hire hot stewardesses exclusively, and charge a fee for lap dances, not luggage. I don't care how bad ass and ready to die you are, no one is blowing up sht butt naked and getting a lap dance.