The hypocrisy of the liberals is, as always, beyond belief.
Remember how they bitched about every Bush national security program, no matter how obviously necessary each program clearly was? The Patriot Act was a despicable and un-American violation of our freedoms. Domestic Eavesdropping of telephone calls to or from people on terrorist watch lists was a despicable and un-American violation of our freedoms. Even though there was absolutely no evidence whatsoever than a single American citizen had his or her rights deprived. Now they rabidly defend treating every single American who flies like a terrorist, in obvious violation of their 4th Amendment rights.
We have this frank admission from the TSA:
Well, for the record, no we don’t. We could be like the Israelis – who have the safest record in the world – and profile.
But look at this: the TSA has now exempted the pilots and the flight attendants (union employees, both) from a clearly despicable and un-American violation of their rights and freedoms. The Obama administration is going to exempt union workers from having their 4th Amendment rights violated, but will go ahead and keep violating every other citizen’s 4th Amendment rights.
Why the exemption? Because:
TSA spokesman Nicholas Kimball said, “Flight attendants, like pilots, are a known and trusted group.”
Now, that’s common sense, on one hand. But it’s also clearly “profiling.”
For example, aren’t elderly nuns ALSO a “known and trusted group”??? What evidence can the government provide that elderly nuns should be less trusted than pilots and flight attendants?
I can show you a documented instance in which an airline pilot deliberately crashed a passenger jet aircraft. I can show you documented bizarre and disruptive behavior from a flight attendant. Heck, I can show you documented bizarre behavior from both an airline pilot AND a flight attendant at the same time.
Now show me the elderly nun who has crashed a passenger jet aircraft.
Now that we’ve established the “known and trusted” character of elderly nuns in relation to the considerably less “known and trusted” status of pilots and flight attendants, can’t we also easily come up with a long, long, long list of people who are in a “known and trusted group”???
As an example, not only have I never committed a terrorist act, but no one LIKE ME ever has, either. Unlike, say, airline pilots. Which is to say I’M part of a “known and trusted group,” too. Dammit.
But, no. Because liberals are jackasses and fools, I have to be treated just like the groups that clearly are NOT to be trusted. Because for liberals, to treat the group that is responsible for 99.9999999999999999999999999999999999% of all terrorist attacks differently than my group that has never attacked anybody is somehow wrong.
What can I say, but, “I know why the caged bird sings…”