Stoutcat sounds like good martyr material. Directly confronting a large institution rarely turns out well.
I love the Todd Beamer story, but we disrespected his memory by creating and perpetuating the Insane War on Airplane Passengers. We gave up a lot of freedom for a little extra security. And now we have a huge new population who have been educated to bend over and take it.
That will work out very well with Oabama 2.0 aka Obama Vista. He'll probably combine the TSA with Obamacare. That way you get your airport screening and a proctology exam all at the same time.