I have no objection to effective security at airports. The problem is that the current regime isn't effective. The major problem is that it doesn't recognize that passengers are the major defense against terrorism. Yet the regime treats every passenger as a potential terrorist, and meanwhile plays silly games such as the snowglobe ban. Here are 20 proposals which would IMHO actually increase actual security. There must be an atmosphere of trust restored. The general rule should be that every passenger is presumed to be trustworthy. All screening rules will be posted on-line and at the airport. There will be sufficient discretion given in particular cases to waive or alter the screening rules, but there shall be a record made in every instance where this is done. This may or may not become public record, but the presumption is that it will be There will be full and accurate disclosure of what screening includes. If it includes touching the breasts of women, or the genitalia of either men or women, that will be disclosed and anatomically correct language will be used rather than euphemisms. The WTMD and hand wands will be restored as the primary screening tool. It will be a federal felony to steal anything of value from passengers. All screeners will be required to wear a tag with their last name and badge number on it. No baggage will be opened outside of the presence of a law enforcement officer, and a full record maintained as to who, what, and when the bag was opened. Disrespect of any kind towards anyone will not be tolerated. This goes for passengers as well as for TSOs. All persons entering the secure area will be subject to equal level of screening. Parents of child will not be physically separated from children during the course of any search. A passenger ombudsman's office will be created, with the objective of investigating complaints and collecting passenger suggestions as to security improvements. There will be no further effort or discussion made of the supposed $11,000 fine. Persons who appear to be testing security will be referred to law enforcement for investigation. Insofar as all screening rules will be made public, and all rules will be fully, frankly and openly disclosed, there will be no “grope shock” that seems to generate much of the reluctance to proceed. All screening of the elderly, the infirm, and minors must be done in the presence of a medical personal provided by TSA, but not answerable to TSA, if a passenger so requests, and the right to so request shall be clearly communicated well in advance to potential passengers. All genital contact with minors must be reported to the passenger ombudsman's office, with a specific statement as to who, why, when and where it occurred, and why less intrusive means would not be effective to screen the passenger. All airports to the maximum extent possible shall have the same rules, and these shall be known and not secret. There will be no screening in a “private room” unless the person is under arrest, in which case the search would have to comply with law enforcement protocol. There will be no gawking, gaping, or staring by male TSOs at female passengers being searched. Any violation of this rule will be reported to the passenger ombudsman's office. The Behavior Detection Program will be abolished, and the funds used to fund genuine police investigations into threats to aircraft security.