Since September 11th, 2001, America has rightfully been concerned about the safety of the American people, and have made it clear that everything will be done in order to make that happen. But is sacrificing rights of Americans a symbolization of a slight victory for terrorists? Safety is and should be the number one concern inside the United States, and the airways are a massive target for terrorists.
Would you call shopping at Wal-Mart or Target a privilege? If you’re like me you answered “no” and most likely think that opening a business in the United States is a privilege. Why? Simply because they are earning a profit, and consumers are spending their money. The airlines are a business, and Americans spend money to fly. Why do I bring up this talk about privileges?
Because according to the TSA, flying is a privilege and is subject to sacrificing our rights to fly. I consider that the equivalent of homeland security practicing the same safety tactics at the doors of Wal-Mart and Target, because apparently spending money and making purchases from a business inside the United States is a privilege and every costumer must sacrifice their rights to shop.
By allowing the TSA to continue to take away our rights as American citizens, we are sending a negative image to the world. More importantly, we are sending a message to terrorists that: The terrorists are winning.