It is extremely rare that an opinionate person such as me do not have one on any subject regardless of the genre. That was then, this is now. I call this TSA debate a lesson in democracy because it is a classic bout between groups of different beliefs but not one where violence is voiced or encouraged. I love debates like this because it is more about proving your point and voicing your opinion than it is with seeking the 2nd Amendment remedy as some have suggested.
“In a climate of Internet campaigns to shun airport pat-downs and veteran pilots suing over their treatment by government screeners, some airports are considering another way to show dissatisfaction: Ditching TSA agents altogether.” “Federal law allows airports to opt for screeners from the private sector instead.” “The push is being led by a powerful Florida congressman who’s a longtime critic of the Transportation Security Administration and counts among his campaign contributors some of the companies who might take the TSA’s place.” “Furor over airline passenger checks has grown as more airports have installed scanners that produce digital images of the body’s contours, and the anger intensified when TSA added a more intrusive style of pat-down recently for those who opt out of the full-body scans.” “Some travelers are using the Internet to organize protests aimed at the busy travel days next week surrounding Thanksgiving.” (Henry, Ray and Schneider, Mike, 11/18/2010, Associated Press, Airports consider congressman’s call to ditch TSA, Retrieved from email@example.com ).
I can not join in this debate because after closely listening to both sides of the argument, I can not find a clear winner. Both make excellent sense and have compelling argument so right now all that I can do is sit back and watch a beautiful democratic act play out. It’s really hard for me because I have the gift of gab and love to debate intelligently but in this instance, I really can’t decide which side to enter on. It’s almost not fair but it is quite special to see and does my heart well to see Americans willing to disagree without being disagreeable.