Friday, September 2, 2011

Fewer would trade rights for security than in days post-9/11 –

Fewer would trade rights for security than in days post-9/11 –

1 comment:

  1. This is a interesting trend, and I for the most part applaud it, but not sure the aim is correct. The Supreme Court, looked at the right to privacy and illegal search when airport screening first started. They held that airplane travel is not a right, and a person did not have to go thru screening if they did not want to but they could not fly.

    The rest of the ruling was more interesting, I am doing this from memory, I do not have it in front of me, It held that the search was legal if only for things that could hurt the flying public. But held it narrow, on what could be considered dangerous.

    For instance the TSA questioning Cash would not be held up by the SC finding. Neither would stopping someone for a book they were reading. These all to me would be in direct violation of the ruling by the Supreme Court.

    Stopping people and searching them on entrances to sub ways, or as they are leaving a train, bus, or subway, certainly would not have been covered by the Supreme Court ruling.

    So times are changing, but I think we do need to step back and see just what rights we are giving up, and perhaps have more say on which ones we want to give up, not just let the TSA see how far they can push the law.