I agree that the bulk of the blame rests with the leadership. Mostly Napolitano and Pistole - Obama is not blameless but I also acknowledge that the POTUS does have a lot on his plate above and beyond domestic security. I don't think it justifies the ignorance of the problem that is the TSA, but I do at least understand it. However, I also don't want to give the clerks a free pass because they are the ones empowering the leaders to render their decisions effective. If the clerks responded to "Scope and grope the citizenry" with "Eat me, Goebbels, I'm not doing that (expletive deleted)" then Pistole and Napolitano would be up a creek. Wouldn't stop them from trying some other heinous scheme, but the clerks would at least have acted with their consciences and made ethical objections to violations of the Constitutional rights of the public. Both are responsible. The leadership are more responsible for having masterminded the whole thing and clearly pre-established a psychological framework for pushing people (traveler and Transportation Security Clerk-not-agent-not-officer alike) through it in terms of the retaliatory petty-vengeance gropedown and planning out the use of words like "resistance," but I do also want to see the people send a message to the clerks that they can't just take whatever job comes their way (like, say, on a pizza box) and expect it to be ethically acceptable. We hang Pistole and Napolitano out to dry by booting Obama's (expletive deleted) out of office but let the clerks get off scot-free, and the clerks will just say "sweet, we got away with it" and continue to be opportunistic slime. There needs to be an accompanying message of "There are lines which government must never cross if liberty is to be preserved. We The People will not tolerate you assisting government in crossing those lines." I don't think, pragmatically speaking, that we need to crucify each and every last clerk, but I do think we should at least send a message of "Back. The (expletive deleted). Off." and send it loud and clear. A few felony sexual-assault convictions and sex-offender registrations, enabled by the passage of ATDA, should help to send that message. Especially when news gets out of what the other prisoners did to the clerk they call "that kiddie-rapist pig in cell block B."