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Opening Arguments

Safe at home

Will we get to the point where just leaving the house means we are giving our implied consent to be stopped and searched anywhere, any time?

Janet Napolitano hinted this week that the body scanners and "enhanced" pat-downs that have caused a ruckus at airports across the country could be coming to a train station, port or subway near you.

In an interview on "Charlie Rose" that aired Monday, Napolitano said terrorists will continue to seek vulnerabilities in the nation's transportation systems.

Why stop with other forms of public transportation? We know the terrorists want to cause mayhem wherever people gather, so it makes sense to start scanning and groping us before we enter sporting events or go into the mall, right?


Larry Morris
Fri, 11/26/2010 - 4:23pm

Geez, Leo, let's not give her any more ideas, ...

Bob G.
Sat, 11/27/2010 - 12:50pm

And there I thought it was insane when they started banning CAMERAS at rock concerts (to which I did manage to capture some fantastic pictures from those halcyon days of yore)...what WAS I thinking?

If there is ANY vulnearbility is ANY modes of transportation in our nation, it begins with the people who grow too comfortable with their own complacency.
But hey, that's just my take on it.

Have a great weekend, gentlemen.