“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Vance, a lot are illegal aliens, that is correct. And many illegal aliens are infact associated with terrorism. Illegal weapons are also a big one.
And again, they have infact caught people associated with terrorism and people on the TSC list. They do not disclose the people they caught nor what set off their capture. They aren't going to make a press release saying "Caught terror suspect today, was trying to bring X compound onto a plane and mix it with X household object to cause an explosion, glad we got him! You terrorists who try to use X compound again with X household object better not use them, so bring another one that's not yet in our system!"
Last edited by Gargantuan; 06-27-11 at 02:21 PM.
I travelled with it for a year and a half. Considering connecting flights, Id say conservatively I flew on probably close to 30 planes during that year and a half. When i realized it, I had just left the luggage area on my home leg. I went to the TSA counter to make them aware of it. i STRESSED...I was not being a smart ass...just realized what i had done and that their screenings were missing this.
A razor blade taped to the metal case of a hard drive or the hard case of a laptop can be fashioned into the same types of weapons used by the terrorists in 9-11. Thats all im saying.
I do find it funny that those who complain that TSA is an unreasonable search because its presuming you're guilty then turn around and go "What we should be doing is presuming all ARABS as being guilty and search just them".
The wonderful stereotypical republican of America today..."We don't care about rights being violated, as long as its not OUR rights".
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Yes. As per procedure. As zyphillin said, it's OK to profile Arabs (which again wouldn't be a good way to secure an airport) but it's not OK to search white women and kids. Keep on truckin' GOP!
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)