Quote of the day—Jesse Ventura

People in this country need to understand when you go to any airport in the United States, you are not protected by the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. They can do anything they want to you and there is no where you can go to seek redress.

Jesse Ventura
June 13, 2012
Jesse Ventura No Longer Flies, Thanks To Transportation Security Administration
[Well… strictly speaking there are some options. They just aren’t legal.

What really needs to be done is to abolish the Security Theater known as TSA.—Joe]

3 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Jesse Ventura

  1. He’s right and he’s wrong. The Constitution is in full effect EVERYWHERE in this nation. The TSA is breaking the law doing what they’re doing. Just the Federal Government is complicit in the crime, as well as in charge of the upholding of the law.

    So he’s wrong…but effectively he’s right.

    Disband the TSA YESTERDAY!

  2. I have an idea.

    1) Abolish the TSA. They’re worse than useless.
    2) Issue every adult passenger on the airliner a Taser, specially made with no “repeat shock” or “drive stun” functions (to prevent emotionally driven abuse if it needs to be used – any needed redundancy will come from other passengers with Tasers).

    Sure, if there’s a terrorist on board you’ve just given him a weapon. But he gets to disable just one person with it, on a plane full of passengers (over 400, on a 747, depending on the configuration) who also have Tasers, and who remember what the terrorists did on 9-11. I wish him luck with that.

    What’s that you say? With the TSA gone he got a gun onto the plane, so now he’s better armed than the passengers? Well, he still has to get past a couple hundred scared and angry passengers, all armed with Tasers, many of whom are or will eventually be behind him. Again, good luck with that.

    What about bombs? Well, it’s not like the TSA has stopped any of those so far, is it? It’s only blind luck that the ones that got through were duds. We won’t be losing any security, there, and passengers with Tasers will have a better chance at stopping the triggerman than if they have to wrestle the detonator away from him.

    Why not guns with frangible ammunition? Using Tasers in this way actually has some advantages. 1) Bad guys only get one shot, vs. hundreds of similarly armed passengers, 2) Misses and “friendly” fire are very unlikely to kill anyone, and 3) Someone acting oddly due to a medical issue or intoxication is far less likely to be killed by a twitchy passenger (I believe a couple of instances of “dogpile on the crazy guy” have resulted from medical issues), allowing more reasoned authorities to sort things out on the ground.

    As a final, redundant measure, give the pilots guns, just in case somebody actually manages to breach the cockpit. If you can’t trust the pilots with guns, then why the heck are you letting them fly the plane?

    Simple and effective.

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