Tag: scanners

Common Sense: Missing in Action

I returned from a ten-day visit to Tucson late last week and had to go through the airport screening as usual. Fortunately, I was not directed to the whole-body scanner; if I had been, I would have chosen the patdown instead. I did, though, see just who was being chosen for the whole-body-scanner experience: an elderly man and a middle-aged woman, both of whom were about as close to being a terrorist as one of my grandsons. I still pray… Read more »

Unreasonable Searches

Last week, I was busy writing about the potential Republican presidential candidates, and I felt like I should stay on topic throughout the week, even though a storm was brewing in another policy area—airport security. I’ve deliberately withheld comment until now, reading as much as I could on the subject, both pro and con. My conclusion is that we are so far off-base in our attempt to be secure against terrorism that we have begun to look ridiculous. More than that,… Read more »