[explain my position]
Here is a refresher for you:
The point is that you don't act like an idiot at the airport.
You need to accept reality. The current situation at airports will not only get worse it will spread to other parts of our lives.
And it is just a matter of time until another Janet Reno is calling the shots rather than an Ashcroft.
And at that point some flaming liberal will be deciding by fiat what constitutes "stupid" behavior and therefore deserves state sanctions.
That is the point and you better think long and hard about it.
70 posted on 02/19/2005 10:04:05 AM CST by NMC EXP (Choose one: [a] party [b] principle.)
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The problem is that you are single mindedly focused on this particular incident and not overall situation.
Tell me why she should be allowed to say that.
Assuming you cannot or will not wrap your mind around the implications I have referred to here is the answer you seek. What she said was: (a) not a threat to blow up a plane, (b) was not threatening to anyone but a coward or a govt employee with an ego problem and a lot of training in zero tolerance.
In short - no harm, no foul.
Now you tell me why a person should not be allowed to say anything they damn well please short of a direct threat of violence to a public servant?
Here's a refresher for YOU:
Last I knew, you couldn't go into a crowded theater and yell "Fire" and walking into an airport and mentioning the word "bomb" is a stupid thing to do.
Doing either will garner you some attention that will be wholly warranted.