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Waking up in Big Brother Barack’s police state

Posted by truthpills on 2010/12/02

Friday, November 26, 2010

Waking up in Big Brother Barack’s police state
President Obama is engaging in a relentless assault on our freedoms and constitutional government. The growing backlash against the new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport screening procedures signifies that Americans finally may have had enough.

There is a grass-roots revolt against state-sanctioned sexual harassment. And who can blame the protesters? Children are stripped of their shirts, and their private parts are touched. Nuns and old ladies are groped by intrusive TSA agents. Breasts have been fondled. Men’s crotches have been patted down. Full-body scanners show images of people naked — a clear violation of privacy and civil liberties.

The administration insists that the enhanced procedures are vital for national security. The rationale: Last year’s underwear bomber nearly blew up a plane flying over Detroit. Hence, everyone’s private parts are now the property of the federal government — at least when flying.

This is wrong and dangerous. Airport screening procedures have been a huge experiment in mass political correctness. For fear of insulting Muslims, the U.S. government has insisted that all Americans take off their shoes, pull out their belts and walk through metal detectors at airports. Americans have patiently put up with these inconveniences. But now, for many, enough is enough. “Don’t touch my junk” has become a national rallying cry.

The central problem with modern airport security is that it falsely assumes that every person — each of the 7 billion people who inhabit the planet — is an equal terrorist threat. The 80-year-old Irish Catholic nun, the 3-year-old toddler, the 61-year-old bladder cancer survivor whose urine bag was punctured by TSA apparatchiks — all of them, according to Mr. Obama, are potential suicide bombers. They’re not. To pretend they are is to engage in leftist multicultural fantasy. It embodies the triumph of ideology over reality — the deranged belief that anyone at any time is a lurking jihadist.

Islamic terrorism is not an open-ended, universal characteristic. Rather, it is a specific, narrowly defined phenomenon. It is fueled by Muslim extremists bent on waging a holy war against the West. Its perpetrators tend to be young adults from the Middle East, North Africa, the Arab world and the Muslim ghettos of Europe. Most jihadists fit this profile. What is needed is not more groping, crotch-grabbing or nude screening, but better intelligence-gathering, random checking and targeted profiling.

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