Come on ... it is a choice to fly or not fly. Security measures are necessary with that unique mode of travel for safety. Trust me ... I am defintely not one to trade ultimate security for personal freedom yet on this one issue ... Hands down aviation is safe both technically and they are doing their best to prevent acts of terrorism.
Hysterical people that actually believe the TSA gets some pleasure from pat downs or it is a sexual proclivity of the agent ...well you need to get over yourself!
You explain to your cognitively aware children the reason ... and there is no harm. Your alarmist response will cause more harm.
I do believe security provided by TSA prevents acts of violence and hijacking in the air where the group is subjected.
I appreciate the hard work of TSA and the air marshals. Once on the ground ... I will roam freely in a foreign country without fear.
Come on people ... those whining the loudest would also be finger pointing if crimes occurred inflight or worse ... hi jacking or a nosedive ... or explosion.
I fly often ... I was just through LAX and they worked to make a smooth yet safe process for travelers. I flown into the mideast, Asia, Central America, Western and Northern Europe. Everyone is cool except for a few who think the TSA actually wants to grope. Get over yourself!
Terrorists are not beneath using a child or grannie so everyone will go through security.
It is a choice and privilege to fly ... if you do not like it ...use other transportation!