Weren't airport pat downs enough? The Transportation Security Administration is expanding its reach of checkpoints and control far beyond protecting airports.
"TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass-transit locations around the country," the Los Angeles Times reported. Ray Dineen, the air marshal in charge of the TSA office in Charlotte, N.C., told the paper, "We are not the Airport Security Administration. We take that transportation part seriously." ...
The VIPR teams in 2011 checked ferry, cruise-ship, bus and train passengers. According to News Channel 5, a Nashville, Tenn., TV station, in October, "Tennessee was first to deploy VIPR simultaneously at five weigh stations and two bus stations across the state.
Random checks of private passenger autos is the logical next step. And why not? These unconstitutional searches serve many purposes. Not only do these totalitarian measures keep citizens in a constant state of fear, and therefore make them look to the government to protect them, but they also reinforce the government's authority over us, making us more submissive.
Are you mad enough yet?