Day 3 of my boycott of TSA and the Airlines

Today I will appeal to women and ask:  How do you treat residents and invited guests in your house?

I imagine if you are sane and semi-balanced you treat them with respect and care, as you would want to be treated as a guest in another’s house.

The White House is OUR symbolic house!  It represents the continuity and cohesion of family and country.  A country we call Free.  The home we will bequeath to our children.  The place we work very hard to sustain, to keep clean, to maintain and to improve.

Our First family, one of the most visible families in the world, lives there as our representatives.  Our taxes pay their livelihood.  They are our civil servants and want to do right by us.  I think they don’t really know what we want, or they would choose to give it to us.  I know they would not knowingly treat us as unwanted guests, or give away our rights as citizens without our consent, if they realized that is happening and that is not what we want.

How do we treat our residents and guests in OUR House?

One young boy and his family who are mistakenly on The List get to experience our collective disrespect for our own residents every time they fly.

What other proof must we have than this story highlighting The Power and Purposelessness of The List ?

Mikey is a young boy who has gotten extra screening on every flight since he was two years old.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/14/nyregion/14watchlist.html

“On the way home last Friday, Mikey’s boarding pass showed four giant red S’s at the airport in Nassau. “Oh, random screening,” Mrs. Hicks said. Mikey asked his mother not to worry and said he would use his tae kwon do - he has a junior black belt - if needed. Mrs. Hicks said she wanted to take pictures of her son being frisked but was told it was against the rules.”

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-03-10-watchlist_N.htm

In 2009 the list was reportedly at One Million citizens.

“Federal data show the rise comes despite the removal of 33,000 entries last year by the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center in an effort to purge the list of outdated information and remove people cleared in investigations.”

“Without specific rules for who goes on the list, it’s too bloated to be effective, says Tim Sparapani, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union.”

I insist even the ACLU does not go far enough. Any government list must be made public, because no one should be on a list if they have not committed a crime, and if they have committed a crime, that information should always be public record.

A country with random laws, no accountability and no transparency is not Free.  Next time you see SSSS on your boarding pass, question whether it really is random, and why so many of us are being treated as suspects in our own home.

Please support me in my boycott of TSA and all Airlines by following this blog for the next 21 days concerning our dwindling civil liberties and in the comments section write:

Not in my House!