Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Stop airport security theater madness

I just heard on the PBS Newshour that airport hassles are going to
increase. Can we please weigh the enormous costs (both financial and
psychological) against the potential benefits? If terrorists blow up a
plane or two a year, it's really no big deal except to those directly
affected. Some 30,000 people die in auto crashes every year in the
United States, yet there are no calls to lower the speed limit to 40
mph or require breathalyzers to be added to all car ignitions. Stop
the hysteria, please. And when confronted by a new "threat", always
consider the possiblilty that doing nothing and ignoring it may be the
best course of action. Keep calm, carry on.

[I sent this from my iPhone, so please excuse any excessive brevity or
typographical errors.]
--Zachary Drake

1 Comments:

Blogger Sarah said...

Yes. I totally agree. People are more likely to get hit by lightning (seriously) than be involved in a plane crash of any kind, whether caused by terrorism, weather, or mechanical failure. Freaking out helps terrorists achieve their goals.

7:41 AM, January 05, 2010  

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