Sunday, November 14, 2010

From a frequent flyer

Mr. Richards writes to say: "I have been a frequent flyer using exclusively Delta. I recently sent them the following..."
Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to inform you that I will not be flying again  because I no longer am comfortable with flying.
Given the fact that I would be treated as a criminal instead of a customer by the TSA and DHS for merely traveling using a common mode of transportation makes me very upset. To move about in ones own country is a fundamental right of anyone in a free society. And to be free from unreasonable search as per the 4th Amendment is another

Also, as a Christian man I could not in good conscience allow a naked picture to be taken and stored of myself. I know of no nude pictures off myself and I see no reason for the American Government to be the first to have one. Concerning my family, I could not stand by and let any person grope, feel, poke, or grab either my wife or my children. By allowing this type of molestation to take place I would be complicit in the act therefore opening myself up to a criminal prosecution. And by the same logic, I will not allow anyone to have a naked picture of them. If I allowed a naked picture of one of my children to be taken, I would be complicit and could be charged under the child pornography laws both federal and local. Again, I know of no nude pictures off them and I see no reason for the American Government to be the first to have one.
Medically speaking, it is the understanding of many in the medical profession that these x-ray machines are 50 to 70 times more dangerous than has been admitted by the TSA. This is not an option or a risk I would be willing to take.
I have not spoken on the subject of morality so I will say this… I find these violations of the human experience by the TSA and DHS to be disgusting to say the least. All people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. Our government has seemed to have forgotten this fact. The TSA and the DHS should be immediately charged and vigorously prosecuted with the aforementioned crimes.
Finally, the TSA has never in its history stopped a terrorist attack nor have they made flying any safer. So until these unnecessary, illegal and degrading tactics are repealed I will not fly.

J. Richards