Airport security woes
An editorial recently opined that metal detectors should not be standard at the Capitol because they would decrease openness (“Our open Capitol,” July 18).
While a laudable opinion, it’s too bad that the editors did not also campaign for an easing of airport security.
Airports force us to remove shoes, undergo extra security machines and have our cars searched. TSA personnel rummage through our belongings outside our presence.
While some security measures are necessary, many of the ones in place are knee-jerk reactions that discourage open travel in a free country.
Russell Weisifeld, Arvada
Meanwhile, 6 years after 9-11, our borders remain open (the Souther border looks like the stat of the Boston Marathon every day) and our ports remain unsecured.
We are 785 miles short on the promised 800 mile fence, we came close to granting amnesty to 15 million unidentifable people and there are stories that AQ terrorists are unchallenged as they cross our borders.
I'm sorry to say that this doesn't come close to resembling a serious effort protecting America in our "war on terrorism." It sure looks like the bad guys enjoy the upper hand as long as we keep our heads in the sand.
Posted by hank on July 23, 2007 08:08 AM
Until Jesus Christ , ejaculate of David, (loins of David: ask .com) shouts into Bush's ear to build the fence as he shouted to invade Iraq, the fence won't get built. America's bushwhacker needs to be inmpeached and convicted along with Cheney.
Deicide Corner: “The last superstition of the human mind is the superstition that religion in itself is a good thing, though it might be free from dogma. I believe, however, that the religious feeling, as feeling, is wrong, and the civilized man will have nothing to do with it. . . . [When the] shadow of religion disappeared forever . . . I felt that I was free from a disease.” -- Samuel Porter PutnamPosted by Richard Grimes, Deicide email@example.com (ffrf.org and ask for free copy of Freethought Today) on July 23, 2007 09:13 AM
I'm not really sure how a opinion letter about metal detectors in the State Capital morphed into a diatribe of Bush-bashing and ejaculate of David. The simple fact is that the Capital building is woefully unprotected from the nutjobs of Colorado and Denver.Posted by Chuck on July 23, 2007 11:51 AM
As long as security is handled by the government, it will be a government operation, in other words, a mess.Posted by clyde on July 23, 2007 11:55 AM
Ya know, people have become very paranoid lately. I hope that some people are happy because scared people are easy to prey on. Hear's an easy answer. *&%* happens. You can't be afraid of everything. That's no way to live.Posted by Raygina on July 23, 2007 01:15 PM
Ya know, people have become very paranoid lately. I hope that some people are happy because scared people are easy to prey on. Hear's and easy answer. *&%* happens. You can't be afraid of everything. That's no way to live.Posted by Raygina on July 23, 2007 01:15 PM
You Chuck: You may be new to the forum: Morphing is the rule and not the exception. I have morphed first on occasion; however, this time "hank" morphed and I followed with a response. I will enter a secular prayer that your sensibilities will not suffer for too long. In the meantime, it is okay to morph especially when a letter does not generate much response. Praise be Allah. As for airport security measures: Profiling dumps sand into the democratic apparatus and grandmas must acquiesce to removing their shoes.
Deicide Corner: I'm intelligent enough to be an atheist but lack the courage.Posted by Richard Grimes, Deicide firstname.lastname@example.org (ffrf.org ask for FreeThought Today) Intelligent enough to on July 23, 2007 02:36 PM