UALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2190 times:
Well it has finally happened. USA today editorial blames security for the slump in passenger traffic. Airliner.net newsletter has the piece. One amusing inaccuracy is that air traffic is slumping. While not back to previous levels it can hardly be a slump if your in a traditionaly slow period of the year. After summer then tell me about slow traffic.
Secondly is the accusation that security has to be done w/ common sense. If the author had common sense he would realize that the toys he would exempt from search would be just the next loophole for terrorist to exploit. The Soviets and Nazis made bombs that look like toys in the Afgan war and WWII. How soon we forget history. If you want security to be tight keep it tight, for everone getting on an airplane. No expemtions for WWII Medal oF Honor winners or grandmas or anyone. NOONE in the US is above or exempt from the law, this is a basic tenet in the US Constitution the law treats EVERYONE as equal. If we exempt someone we violate that basic principle and hamstring the regulations. The more loopholes and exemptions we make the more opportunities we give to terrorists to find the gaps.
Lastly I wonder why this stupid outcry took so long in coming. I was sure that some journalist would have made these idiot comments long ago. Perhaps the American Public is smarter than the American Media after all.