TSA pat down searches

Recently, there has been a great hue and cry about the “invasive” pat down searches being employed by TSA at our airports.  This is nothing more than elitist belly aching.  Obviously, those complaining have never been arrested.

Maybe logic has nothing to do with anything, but if you don’t go through the new “nude image” scanners then you are subjected to the full body pat down search.  OK.  Now for years we had no body scanners other than metal detectors and many airports still don’t have the new scanners.  So if there is no body scanner available then you don’t need a pat down search?  But if one is available and you refuse then you get frisked?  In other words, why weren’t the pat down searches necessary before the government deployed the full body scanners?

 

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