http://pajamasmedia.com/tatler/2011/06/21/texas-government-profits-from-tsa-confiscations/ I'm ball-parking the value of durable goods openly stolen from travelers by the federal government at TSA checkpoints in TX to be worth about $2,000,000 retail. I have no idea how to put a dollar sum to the cost of the beverages and food contaminated and/or stolen at checkpoints and within the "secure" area. Then there's the cost of missed flights and other delays. (Add the freelance thievery of TSA perps to the Federally mandated theft, and you've got a staggering sum.) Isn't it time the 5th amendment was honored by our federal government again? These continual breaches of contract between the federal government and the people bring to mind other words: ...Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. I hope 2012 brings us some relief.