Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Apr 29, 2012.
Glad to hear it. It's small, but we gotta start somewhere.
all floods start out small. You don't get Senate and Congressional candidates promise to clip TSA's wings if there isn't a whole lot of resentment out there amongst people.
I want to see every challenger for a Senate or Congressional seat making these promises. I wouldn't vote for anyone who didnt. As for incumbants, they have to prove they did something or tried HARD to do something. (Good luck with that. Few qualify.)
I've mentioned before that none of mine do. Durbin is woefully out-of-touch, sending out form letters bragging about how he voted to criminalize dissemination of AIT photos even when my original correspondence had nothing to do with AIT at all; Kirk can hardly be arsed to respond at all (even before his unfortunate medical problems); Schakowsky is perhaps the most disappointing: she's anti-SOPA and actually co-authored a bill to prevent employers from requiring social-networking passwords, so she clearly has some understanding of privacy concerns, but she makes constant apologies and excuses for TSA. I agree with her on pretty much everything else she stands for but TSA makes it effectively impossible for me to vote for her reelection.
Mulligan and Kotowski have yet to respond to my letters about state-level intervention. Not sure if they're too busy or don't give a damn, but while I'm not too upset as state-level legislators may be generally disinclined toward what they see as federal matters, I'm none too impressed either at the total lack of acknowledgment that all is not well in the land of Oz.
Two thoughts: (1) We have seen a disproportionate share of TSA abuse occurring in Hawaii (Several incidents with Honolulu screeners, and the breast milk incident in Lihue, Kauai, for example); (2) Hawaii's main economic activity is tourism, and the recession-TSA one-two punch to their economy is noticeable. Thus Lingle has two reasons to think that an anti-TSA platform would increase the probability of her election.
You need to be calling their local offices and asking why your electeds are not concerned about the abuses that TSA is inflicting on the public. Be ready to spiel off some recent events. Know if any opponents are speaking out about TSA and be sure to mention that if so.
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