Since September 11, 2001 the United States has become a virtual prison for it's citizens. People started complaining about border security with Mexico and the construction of a huge fence was started. The fence threatens wildlife and fragile ecosystems in areas, but no one cares. The fence was not completed, is not completed and probably will not be complete for many, many years. The fence does not stop anyone from smuggling drugs or humans, the bad guys simply dig a tunnel under the fence. The fence only keeps American's in America.
What has happened with border security? Nothing to deter drugs and people from entering unless it is an American Citizen, you must have a passport to leave or enter the USA. In all of American history you could go on a cruise, fly to and from many countries and return to USA without a passport, not any more.
Airport security has become so invasive that you must submit to sexual molestation to board an airplane. The TSA requires that you allow them to put their hands on your penis and testicles and into the crack of your buttocks. Women must submit to having a pat-down that involves touching her breasts and vagina and buttocks. If a stranger were to touch your son's or daughter's sexual organs wouldn't you be a little beyond angry? The US Government now requires that you allow a stranger at the airport to sexually molest your child before boarding an airplane.
If you do not submit to being sexually molested you can allow them to X-Ray you. Just like other forms of high-energy radiation, X-rays can cause damage to cells in the body, which in turn can increase the risk of developing cancer. So now you are being given the choice of being exposed to radiation and a risk of cancer or being sexually molested. Who really considers this to be a good choice?
While Bush was in office they enacted the Patriot Act and the US Government and Telephone companies worked together to spy on American citizens. They took away our right to privacy while Osama Bin Ladin is still roaming the world as a free man.
I was an abuse victim and am now a victim of the TSA, I can not / will not fly because a stranger putting their hands on my genitals is out of the question. I will also not subject myself to X-Ray machines unless it is done in a hospital for a medical procedure. The high school dropouts working in the airports are obviously not Doctors.
Benjamin Franklin wrote, "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Expanding on his comment and it is reasonable to understand that giving up your liberty in the name of safety will eventually lead to a loss of more liberties and will not make you safe from the tyranny of the Federal Government.
Keep screaming for more safety and tighter regulations and eventually you will get what you are asking for. On January 1, 2010, 40,000 new laws were enacted in the USA and not one was to give you more freedom yet there are 40,000 more things that can put you in jail for failure to comply.
The terrorists have won and there is no denial of the facts. Welcome to the new post 9-1-1 USA, a prison for the people.