Just when you think it can’t get any crazier…
This is a perfect example of what happens when people do not stand-up. We are no safer now than we were before the TSA was created and we all know there are much better ways to do airport safety. We have allowed ourselves… even babies, grannies and nuns to be man-handled as well as naked photos of the public have been stored and even leaked. We allowed the government to buy double the machines to radiate and ex-ray us than they needed, allowing certain members of Congress to make money for themselves on inside deals. We even allow the TSA to scan and man-handle us at ball games and our children at their schools. And now they are ordering travelers to freeze on command and testing drinks purchased at the airport. This will not change, except to get worse, unless we start standing up and make major changes at all levels of government from the President on down on November 6, 2012.
If you thought the bizarre power trip behavior of the TSA couldn’t get any crazier – think again. According to a friend of political commentator Lew Rockwell, the federal agency is now ordering travelers passing through security to “freeze” on command.
Explaining how he had arranged with his family to split up as they were passing through airport security, the correspondent, whose story is posted at LewRockwell.com, explains how he heard a commotion from a different security lane.
We heard a “freeze, freeze” or something like this coming from the output side of (false) security (where my wife was), followed by further barking of commands. From where I was, I couldn’t see much.”
“It turns out they were doing a new drill. They want all passengers to freeze on command. My wife told me later that she didn’t follow this order fast enough, so the subsequent barks I heard were directed at her.”
TSA supervisors expressed little other than disinterest when the man’s wife complained at being ordered around in such an overbearing manner.
“Last week, my hubby and I were flying out of ATL to Montreal. As we were going through the "security" checkpoint, one of the supervisors suddenly yelled "FREEZE!!!!" Everyone was forced to just stand there for about a minute. We were not allowed to move, fidget, look around, speak, nothing. They blockaded the checkpoint and no one was allowed to leave or enter. It was one of the strangest, most stupid thing I’ve ever seen at the ATL airport. Then the supervisor walks around and she thanks everyone for their participation in the security drill. It was all my husband and I could do to keep from laughing out loud at this charade. It was ridiculously obvious that the entire purpose of that game was to make people afraid and keep that sense of fear very much alive in the flying public.) …Yasmine (We Won’t Fly)
Many passengers have recently complained that TSA agents have approached them randomly after they have passed through the checkpoints, and have demanded to run tests on drinks they have purchased inside the secure gate areas, without explaining what they were testing for.
Travelers interviewed by the news channel KJCT8 condemned the rules as “ridiculous” and “extreme”, noting that practice is pointless given that the beverages are delivered securely to the airport in the first place and have already been passed though security checks.
“He who chooses safety and security over liberty and individual freedom rarely gets either!” Benjamin Franklin