In our latest installment of the “let us throw aside all principles of freedom, constitutional liberties and moral proprieties for the perception of state certified security” chronicles, we find Uncle Sam introducing full-body scanners and “nothing-is-sacred” physical body exams for Americans who travel by plane.
Those who decline to have the government take a highly intrusive and revealing image of themselves in a virtual state of undress, will be subjected to an even more intrusive search which smacks of improper groping. John Tyner learned this lesson the hard way.
My home town of San Antonio is the latest target of the new measures. Today, four full-body scanners (AIT—Advanced Imaging technology) rolled out at the San Antonio International Airport.
If this is the future, it is time for us to rethink our travel options.