I think that everyone should fly naked. Then, while in the safety of our nudity, we could at least have a show. Also, it would open up a lot of concessions like a fuzzy seat upgrade, maybe leather seat restraints. You could even have themed flights. Plus the locker rental at the airport, so you could stow your clothes. Aircraft would be lighter by about two sets of clothes per person so it would save fuel too. I should get a merit badge for being so environmentally and socially conscious. Maybe people would lighten up a bit too.
Aside from my awesome idea, I think it's stupid to have searches at airports. Nothing good really comes from them because they are ineffictive at really securing the airport. Even if they were 100% effective at searching, they can't search inside you. The next wave of aircraft terrorists will just pack themselves with explosives.
I'd just like to point out here that the TSA is responsible for more than just airplanes. They handle security for all form of public transportation, such as trains, subways, and buses. You walk through a metal detector to get on these. There are no pat downs unless repeated attempts to pass a metal detector occur and a wand test is failed (The old airport standard). People are scared because a plane is a high profile target. That doesn't make it right to force people to give up their right to privacy because a terrorist may use it as a weapon. Truth be told, a subway would probably make a much better target. There could possibly be thousands of people in one place and it would ruin the infrastructure of the area. But killing people isn't necessarily a terroristís goal. Terrorism is defined as the systematic use of violence to achieve a goal (Dictionary.com). Take it for what you want, but a school yard bully is a terrorist. Regardless, we have the right to privacy. The military has even said that new recruits have the right to a personal space. It is unacceptable that the average person should be subjected to criminal like security screenings because of a threat of terrorism. If you want to make planes safer, make the cockpit bullet proof and securable only from the inside. Then require it to be secured before passengers board and only opened when passengers have disembarked. There are many alternatives to invasive pat downs and millimeter or x-ray scanners. These technologies havenít even really been proven to be safe for humans, even though the FDA says it is. The FDA has made numerous mistakes that have cost thousands of peoplesí lives.
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