‘What We Have Here, Is A Failure To Communicate!’

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Jim Kirwan

“The recently-escalated battle between the American people and the TSA is far more important than it first appears. … If America has a single founding principle, it is this: no government has any authority to take any action without the consent of the governed. … The concept of “the consent of the governed” means more than just voting, however. … There are many laws on the books today which do not really have the consent of the governed, but the government enforces them with a light touch so as not to provoke a backlash. … …after all, government ultimately answers to the people, doesn’t it? We are about to find out.

There is no question that America is in the midst of a long-overdue revolt against intrusive government… … The molestations, porno-scans, and general harassment set off so many warning signals it’s a wonder anyone’s still flying at all. The people have made their fury loudly know. The TSA’s response? Screw you! … Is this how public servants are supposed to treat the public who are their masters? It’s clear that the TSA no longer considers the flying public to be their own higher authority; quite the contrary, they are subjects to be ordered around at a whim and made to do whatever they demand.

Powers That Be wish on whatever pretext comes to hand. … So, we have the public being forced to do something they very strongly do not want to do, for no reason at all; they are protesting loudly and the government blithely blows them off. Something is very badly wrong here. …

This conflict with the TSA is merely a skirmish in the far larger ongoing war to determine if there are any limits whatsoever on Big Government, but it’s perhaps the most telling one yet. If Americans will permit their wives, children, and themselves, to be sexually molested and openly humiliated in full view of the public by uniformed government operatives – in what still purports to be a representative democracy – then, indeed, they will tolerate anything, and there is little hope for the future.

This battle must be won, for to lose it means losing everything.” (1)

There are a few things that were once taught both in the schools and in life to anyone that was actually paying attention. I was lucky-enough to have gone to a highschool where students were encouraged to “Question Everything,” and I do mean everything. It was a private Catholic-school in a state where Catholics were only 2% of the population. As a consequence the school tried very hard to have the best possible instructors in every class that was taught. The concept of Questioning-everything applied to everything that was taught including religion class (which was not mandated).

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