So far, the revolt against the Transportation and Security Administration has resulted in very little fundamental change, other than exemptions for special interests. By fundamental change, I mean the restoration of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution: 'The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.'
One misconception that lingers is that the traveler can choose between the Scylla of the scan and the Charybdis of the enhanced pat down. Even if you select what to you is a lesser evil, your TSA dominator or dominatrix could still pull you over for a once-over. After opting for the photons as opposed to the fondle, 'a bladder cancer survivor from Michigan, who wears a urostomy bag that collects his urine,' 'was pulled to the side to be patted down by a TSA agent.' Such stories abound.
Friday, December 31, 2010