Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The TSA Again

Katie Pavich has a quick piece over at today that indicates Senate Democrats have increased funding for the TSA.

The piece also notes that the TSA has been responsible for stopping exactly zero terrorist attacks. Zero, Zilch, Nada.

Which then begs the question: "What do Senate Democrats think they are buying with TSA?" I should point out that any private company that wants to stay in business would evaluate what was the stated goal of a component of its business, and measure how effectively it was accomplishing that stated goal. In the case of TSA, they would have a hard time doing so. TSA would be forced to use the "elephant" defense from the children's joke:
Child 1:  What are you doing?
Child 2:  I'm chasing away elephants.
Child 1:  But there aren't any elephants here.
Child 2:  See, I'm doing a good job.
Of course, such an argument would not go over well with the board of directors, and unless some other metric could be found, the budget would be slashed.  But our Senators seem to feel there is some worth to what the TSA is doing.


Could it be the goals of the TSA are not to protect us, but rather to dominate and control us?


  1. Of course the TSA objective is domination and control. In the direction Congress is moving, it's only a matter of time before the blue-shirts are issued firearms and arrest powers.

    I can easily foresee a time when the public will look back on the present occasional TSA grope as "the good old days".

  2. Rev. Paul,

    I believe you are correct. TSA is now appearing at more places like train stations and bus stops. Tennessee allowed them to man a check point on their roads. Meanwhile, at airports they seem to get more and more aggressive.

    The only correct thing to do is to disband the TSA, and return airport screening to the airlines.