Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Monica47, Feb 1, 2012.
Yeah, I agree.
I'm very vocal about what I think of the TSA and the National Security State. I'm talking about actually saying to a friend who's a parent, "How can you let your child be treated this way? Don't you think that's irresponsible?" or "Don't you think that's tantamount to child abuse?"
I wonder how many people reading this forum would say that?
Their children are none of my business. Only insofar as civil liberties are the business of all us collectively. But I have no right to say such things to somebody about their kids. (expletive deleted), there are plenty of other things I think constitute child abuse that are not only accepted, but lauded, in this country. I don't talk about those things to my friends with kids either.
I fully understand your view, and I'm definitely not saying that you should talk about that with your friends. I know most people would not.
I was just stating my standing on this issue. The way I view it, their right to have kids and raise them as they like, does not supersede my rights. In other words, just because they think it is fine for their kids to be strip searched and touched inappropriately to travel in this country, doesn't mean I have to be subject to the same. If they can't understand why I don't like it or that I disapprove of their kids being subject to this, then I don't need them as friends and they can go their own way.
That was Indiana. The originator withdrew the bill. Probably with nasty things to say about the guy who added the amendment.
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