More sniffity statism from your nation's editorial boards:
Some individual pat-downs have gone too far, and the T.S.A. was ham-handed in answering those concerns. But the Obama administration should weather this storm by realizing these attacks are purely partisan and ideological. Americans know the difference between a big scanner and big government.
At what point did Americans turn into a nation of crybabies?
Don't like searches? Agree to body scan
Grin and bear it
The hysterical hullabaloo over airport security procedures is a waste of time
Assume TSA has good reason for intrusive frisking
TSA is constantly evaluating and updating screening procedures to stay ahead of evolving threats.
The goal is to employ state-of-the-art procedures to protect the flying public. Passengers who cannot handle these methods are not forced by anyone to travel. They should opt out, all right … of flying.
Rather than trying to slow down the security process at airports, travelers should do all that they can to keep it running smoothly.
If protesters really want to make their point, they should hit where it hurts—the pocket book. Don't fly at all. Drop a note to airlines letting them know they have lost business and it won't return until things improve.
While you're at it, include a note about airlines' ridiculous add-on fees. If anything deserves a protest, it's those.
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