Are you a complete moron? Do you realize Benjamin Franklin lived in the 1700s? Times change.
In this day and age, it is sad, but we need to be aware and protect our nation against terrorism. You're just someone that needs to whine about everything including undergoing a patdown.
Don't flatter yourself, you're not being picked out from the crowd because you're so good looking someone wants to feel you up.
That opinion is what is wrong with this country. How close minded are you? Do you not realize this whole 'terrorism' thing is a big fairy tale? Do you not realize that the most recent terrorism 'scares' were by men RECRUITED and TRAINED at FBI camps in Afghanistan?
This stuff is NOT protecting us against terrorism. It is NOT helping us in any way. Essentially, this makes the America haters WIN. They are turning the people against the government, and those who do not turn against the government are willing to give up their freedoms for security.
That quote RiGS posted from Ben Franklin still rings just as true today. If you do not believe that, you're welcome to leave the US and go somewhere like Israel where people are more than willing to give up their freedoms for security. Not here.
And while I'm mentioning Israel, did you know they have the safest airports in the world, even though they're the most at risk for terrorist attacks? Did you know they don't use the same procedures we do, and they think of them as stupid and unnecessary? They just observe, scan baggage, and use metal detectors. No xray scanners or patdowns.
These measures are not necessary, and have only been adopted with the purpose of making a few people rich. The same people that chose these scanners to be put in in the first place are the ones that own the companies that make them. That is THE definition of conflict of interest...
How about everyone get of RiGS **** and start commenting on what he's actually saying, not attack him for his previous posts. It's getting really tiresome. I don't see many blatant troll posts from him, you guys are the ones that do most of the trolling.