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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-06 02:19 PM
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18. Not a flame, but a comment.
I paid for the privilege when I bought the ticket. The question here is; "Should Americans have the freedom to travel without inspection of their papers and effects by an agent of the Federal Government?"

Freedom of travel is a quite different thing is this day and age. In the time of the founders, if you wanted to travel you had to walk or ride your horse. Now you have to use a mechanical means of conveyance that few can purchase for themselves. Should freedom to travel be restricted to those wealthy enough to own an aircraft or an automobile?
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  -Should we be searched before boarding airplanes? Beelzebud  Jan-06-06 01:36 PM   #0 
  - I don't see a problem with metal detectors, but search is a  MemphisTiger   Jan-06-06 01:38 PM   #1 
  - Define "searched"  uppityperson   Jan-06-06 01:39 PM   #2 
  - Ok cool. done.  Beelzebud   Jan-06-06 01:41 PM   #3 
     - I've no problem with metal detector and x-ray bags  uppityperson   Jan-06-06 01:50 PM   #8 
     - do you fly???  obxhead   Jan-06-06 01:51 PM   #9 
     - Trouble is friend, the current system is waaaay beyong metal detection  MadHound   Jan-06-06 02:17 PM   #16 
        - and that's even an understatement  slaveplanet   Jan-06-06 04:04 PM   #25 
  - your question is too broad  Bill McBlueState   Jan-06-06 01:42 PM   #4 
  - how 'bout - FUCK NO  skylarmae   Jan-06-06 01:43 PM   #5 
  - If you're in a wheelchair, it's almost an autopsy  Ezlivin   Jan-06-06 02:49 PM   #24 
  - I have no problem being searched before boarding an airplane. But...  Poll_Blind   Jan-06-06 01:45 PM   #6 
  - *THAT*, of course, was the actual crux of the debate.  Tesha   Jan-06-06 02:15 PM   #14 
  - Most of us are "searched" one form or another  YOY   Jan-06-06 01:46 PM   #7 
  - I voted yes  DBoon   Jan-06-06 02:09 PM   #10 
  - Actually, you said much more than you've admitted to.  Tesha   Jan-06-06 02:12 PM   #11 
  - I will probably be flamed for this , but oh well  William769   Jan-06-06 02:13 PM   #12 
  - Not a flame, but a comment.  benburch   Jan-06-06 02:19 PM   #18 
     - I own a car  William769   Jan-06-06 02:26 PM   #21 
        - Try walking from Chicago to Washington DC...  benburch   Jan-06-06 02:41 PM   #23 
  - Nope!  benburch   Jan-06-06 02:14 PM   #13 
  - Since airlines are private institutions they can really do as they please  Zynx   Jan-06-06 02:17 PM   #15 
  - It's a bit ambiguous...  Tesha   Jan-06-06 02:19 PM   #17 
  - Thats how I see it.  Beelzebud   Jan-06-06 02:20 PM   #19 
  - Yes or No is too broad!  rd_kent   Jan-06-06 02:22 PM   #20 
  - The problem is *ALWAYS*...  Tesha   Jan-06-06 02:26 PM   #22 
  - Absof*ckinglutely!  AZBlue   Jan-06-06 04:32 PM   #26 
  - This is an excellent and serious question, part of a far larger question.  Silverhair   Jan-06-06 04:42 PM   #27 

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