Friday, June 3, 2011

Don't resist

So says a writer for the Iowa State Daily. What's amazing is that this piece starts out okay, but, as we all know by now, black became white, up became down, and wrong became right after 9/11/01:
The actions of the 9/11 attackers and the underwear bomber started this escalation in security. All these terrorists were affiliated with Al-Qaeda; the former were successful, the latter unsuccessful. Most of us remember the news on September 11, 2001, when two planes crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City. As the towers fell, so did our hearts. All Americans mourned that day, not only in New York, but around the world. ...
We need to take safety precautions to stop terrorists from jeopardizing the safety of passengers. I appreciate knowing that, when I am searched, officials have probable cause for their actions. I want to know they will be just as thorough with the person behind me as they were with me. TSA agents are taking the necessary precautions to keep the general public out of harm's way, so another attack like the one on 9/11 does not happen again.
One question to Ms. Hentzel, though: How do you know that the officials have probable cause? Did a judge sign their warrant? (Do you know that you live in America and not the former Soviet Union or Nazi Germany?)