Well, looks like I would be arrested. I would not obey that BS. That is blatantly unconstitutional, IMHO."
*smile* Such a rebel:) I guess we will be reading about you on FR next time you decide to fly?
Maybe, that water in my pot had just reached 212 degrees.
I am a law & order guy. I laugh at those Freepers who worry about the curtailing of civil rights with the Anti-Terrorism and Patriots Acts.
Hell, you don't want to hear my position on capital punishment. (Hint: Our population would be greatly reduced)
This article has really pissed me off. Enough is enough.
Look. My wife and I returned from CPAC Sunday night via Baltimore/DC airport. We had a booth at CPAC and we had to pack up stuff to ship back home. I had packed my Swiss Army knife and Leatherman tool in one the boxes that was shipped to the warehouse in advance of the show.
I used the tools to set up booth, cut things...etc. I then put tools in my briefcase. The last day, I had to use the Swiss Army Knife to pack and tape the boxes to ship home.
I forgot to toss the knife into the boxes so I put it in my briefcase.
As I'm standing the security line, I realized the knife is directly on top of the papers in the briefcase. Very easy to see.
Ok, quick analysis. What do I do? If I report it, what are the consequences. One, kiss my over 20 year old Swiss Army Knife goodbye - that was a given. Two, what will the authorities do? Shoot me, arrest me, detain me....who knows.
I looked at the scanner. Young, black, bored not totally interested in what he was doing. Occasionally looking at the screen but only occassionally.
Decision. I'll go through and take my chances and cross that bridge....
Correct Decision. He never even looked.
Of course, when he becomes a Federalized Employee, I will certainly give myself up right away! (/sarcasm)
So, security failed last Sunday but now I can't take a piss because of some new law.
Folks, it's time for some of us to start saying "No, this is an unlawful law. I am an American and I still have some civil rights.
You will probably hear about me too. If they explained that the mininum penalty for not putting my hands on my head because somebody else went to the john was lethal injection- well, they'll execute me. My freedom and civil rights mean too much to me. I simply will not comply even if it means making an orphan of my son. I'm an American. Period. I hope the airlines go bankrupt. I mean that and I aim to help that cause by not flying.