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Excellent Post, Dave. It is a joke really, when you think of it, that airport security is where large numbers of Americans have (attempted to) take a stand on the 4th amendment. Go ahead, read our mail, listen to our phone calls, track our library cards and credit cards, detain us indefinitely without charge, invent military tribunals from whole cloth, extraordinarily render us to fascist countries for interrogation, hire lawyers to rewrite the definition of torture, pass state laws permitting blatant racial profiling, and so on ad nauseam. Yet, touch our bodies when we want to fly the big airplane, we are Mad As Hell, shocked really, to find that unwarranted violations of our civil rights are going on in this country, in the name of the war on the abstract noun, and we are Not Going To Take It Anymore. Really? - d

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