Becky Akers, columnist at Lewrockwell.com, discusses her blog post “Déjà Vu for the Tenth Time This Year” about the repeated arrests of TSA screeners who can’t keep their hands off kids; how government agents are empowered to essentially molest children and view pornography in their official capacities, but arrested for doing the same things outside work; what a private security alternative to the TSA would look like; the long history of government influence in the US airline industry; and why a government powerful enough to persecute minorities will eventually subjugate everyone else too.
Becky Akers, columnist at Lewrockwell.com, discusses the Department of Homeland Securityâ€™s expansion into malls, hotels and Walmarts; the disputed safety of TSA body scanner radiation and millimeter wave technology; the DHS â€œIf You See Something, Say Somethingâ€ program for recruiting citizen informants (a familiar hallmark of police states); and why the 9/11 Commissionâ€™s primary duty was to recommend the creation of DHS.
Becky Akers, columnist at Lewrockwell.com, discusses the Transportation Security Administrationâ€™s dual purpose: to give air travelers a good show of security theater and to inure Americans to a police state, why engaging in protest is the only good reason left to visit an airport, the superficial proposals to â€œprivatizeâ€ TSA screeners without changing their operating methods and why it isnâ€™t possible to prevent terrorism in a free society (but the threat can be decreased with a peaceful foreign policy).
Becky Akers, columnist at Lewrockwell.com, discusses the â€œRailroading of Omar Khadr,â€ the 15-year old Khadrâ€™s travel to Afghanistan with his al-Qaeda associated father, disputed accounts of a US raid during which Khadr was seriously injured and arrested for killing a medic, the torture Khadr endured while incarcerated at Guantanamo for 8 years and his Military Commission plea deal for time served plus eight more years (7 of those in a Canadian prison).
Becky Akers, columnist at Lewrockwell.com, discusses the TSAâ€™s plan to see every air traveler naked, harsh criminal penalties for resisting body searches, the TSAâ€™s failure to discover or thwart a single terrorist and why concerned citizens and locked cockpit doors provide better security than a multi-billion dollar government agency.
Becky Akers discusses the case of Carol Anne Gotbaum who was killed while being detained by cops at the Phoenix airport, how the governmentâ€™s control over TSA and countless other entities results in waste and mismanagement, the benefits of free-market security and Americaâ€™s descent into despotism.
Becky Akers, who regularly defends liberty from the pages of LewRockwell.com, discusses the national government’s Transportation Security Administration Nazis and their regular abuse of the rights and dignity of the American people.