I was only referring to the “checking papers at both ends” part. Even though air travel isn’t technically “government”, the government does have control. Someone probably isn’t going anywhere if he refuses to let an official check papers at departure. If a government agent wanted to check someone’s papers upon arrival, I’m pretty sure a refusal would not be an option. When we traveled with cats last year, we were told we’d have to provided the vet paperwork upon arrival. If they can do it for cats, well...
I don’t argue against security concerns. Gone too far, probably. Incompetently performed, no argument. Airports can choose to not use the TSA. More should do so.
However, rail as imagined by the current incarnation of statists, would be government built, government run. That’s worked out well for us in the past. The current occupant of the White House doesn’t take much shine to the quaint notions of liberty and freedom.
A low gas price is freedom to travel. I don’t think he likes that given what he’s doing to the gulf. Rail would be just another lever for government to squeeze liberty out of the commons.
The National Transportation and Safety Administration controls our movement and PETA controls the TSA so where in the hell does that leave any of us?
Alaska senators upset over TSA's Iditarod decision "ANCHORAGE, Alaska Alaska's two U.S. senators are upset over the Transportation Security Administration's decision to cancel plans under pressure from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to recruit potential employees with a publicity campaign at the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. ......."
AND there is the WEATHER BUG that Homeland Security has set up.