RON HART: Government keeps fear alive to grow its agencies

Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 04:17 PM.

“Since 9/11, foreign-inspired terrorism has claimed about two dozen lives in the United States. (Meanwhile, more than 100,000 have been killed in gun homicides and more than 400,000 in motor-vehicle accidents.)”  — CNN

 

Government agencies exist to perpetuate themselves. If you think government can stay unbiased in its decisions, then you are lawful prey.

Our government police state is working frantically to keep fear alive in the minds of citizens. The TSA continues to grow, even without any increasing threats to our safety.

Bin Laden lives every day through the monster he created. He is smiling at our loss of freedoms, the indignities we have suffered, and the costs we have borne since 9/11. We continue to overestimate al-Qaida’s ability to sucker punch us once again on American soil.

Twelve years after Sept. 11, airline passengers are still instructed not to bring three things with them to the airport: more than three ounces of fluids, more than one carry-on bag, and even a shred of dignity. It is sad when the TSA makes families traveling for the summer feel awkward and uncomfortable, thus replacing the traditional role of the actual family reunion they are attending.

Allegations of misconduct by workers at this unionized behemoth, which range from stealing and bribery to substance abuse on duty, have increased by 26 percent. Four L.A. airport TSA officers were caught on camera snorting cocaine, marking the first time lines have gone that fast at LAX.



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