The hue and cry generated by the Transportation Security Administration's directives on 'pat-downs' and scanning devices minimizes two salient problems: the erosion of civil liberties; the risks to health posed by scanners.
Arguably the issue of civil liberties is the more important.
The Fourth Amendment to the Bill of Rights guarantees the citizen freedom from 'unreasonable searches and seizures.'
Sunday, March 20, 2011
From the Statesman Journal: