I guess it’s nice to know that airlines are paying attention to the “no-fly” list, but hassling old people and preschoolers does seem a bit ridiculous. Four-year-old Edward Allen had trouble boarding planes last month because he apparently shares his name with a suspected terrorist. But putting up with some hassling at the ticket counter is nothing to what some people are willing to put up with in the name of fighting terror. Judging from Opinion Line comments, some are even willing to give the president unchecked power to go through the underwear drawers of whomever he wants. I’m baffled as to why people suddenly think that politicians can be trusted. Looking at the track records of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, I think it’d be a better bet to give the unchecked powers to airline ticket agents.
Posted by Melissa Cooley
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