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  • Nov 19th, 2010 @ 12:24pm

    Re: Keep up the pressure

    If you want to object to the new screening procedures, fine, do so. But, lay off the TSA agents as they are not the enemies. Your elected Congress, or even the TSA director under the direction of your elected President, could change these policies tomorrow. So, direct your preaching to toward those elected officials with the power to change the policies.

    And, yes, TSA agents are compelled to follow standard procedures, if they want to keep their jobs. And many agents have families to feed, and I am sure you know plenty of people willing to do ANYTHING to keep a roof over their head and feed their families. So, drop the high-and-mighty attitude. I don't work for the TSA. I am one of the privileged few with a very well-paying private sector job. However, although I worked hard to graduate from excellent undergraudate and graduate schools and build my professional career, I know that it is really only by the grace of God alone that I am not struggling to get by as so many people in our nation and around the world are doing. I don't scoff at anyone who works hard for a living.

    I am sure there are a few jerk TSA agents, but in my frequent travels, the ones I have encountered have always acted with courtesey and professionalism. I respect what they do for a living, and I hope that safety procedures are modified for their benefit as much as for that of the general flying public.