Call me cynical but I see the whole enchilada as being about profiteers and profiting, which is normally fine, except it is being done on the backs of our FREEDOMS, our taxes and enabled through corruption and cronyism of politicians.
Follow the money as they say.
If those with political connections and privilege had to go through this bs there would be a rebellion by the same power brokers and it would bring down the charade. Instead they waltz past with immunity (or is it impunity) as we the sheeple minions are subjected to the same degradations as beef going to the stockyards. They also bypass security by flying on private Learjets that could just as easily be used as a terrorist weapon.
Nothing works more effectively than a good groping and strip search via irradiation by a uniformed agent to put you in your place in society, at the bottom of the barrel.