Wednesday, June 15, 2011

No 'private' security at Montana airports

Of course, the "opt-out" for airports doesn't lead to actual private security, but, rather, promotes corporatism. The "private" security at airports all have to follow TSA directives, so it's just a wealth transfer from the taxpayer to private security companies instead of a wealth transfer from the taxpayer to TSA employees.

However, Pistole has not shown interest in allowing more "opt-outs" and just turned down three different applications in Montana. Although "privitization" will not protect our rights any more, this is revealing in giving more evidence that the TSA is a rogue agency: Congress' legislation creating the TSA also created the "opt-out" option, and Pistole has unilaterally and effectively nullified that provision.