A modest proposal for airport security

A modest proposal for airport security

1:42 PM EST, November 29, 2010


We could debate the airport screening issue indefinitely because what constitutes a reasonable search is subjective. I personally would prefer to set aside some modesty concerns and face some inconvenience in order to reduce the risk of harm.
For those who think screening is unnecessary or ineffective, let’s give them a hypothetical option (impractical to implement but merely to illustrate a point). Let’s give passengers the choice to bypass the screenings on the condition that all of those who elected to do so would have to ride together in a separate aircraft. Of course, no flight crew would be foolish enough to fly such a group, and I doubt if many passengers, even the most vocal opponents to screening, would be foolish enough to exercise the option either.
Scott Richardson, Westminster

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