Thinking of flying the friendly skies? Think again. TSA (Transportation Security Administration) officials are going beyond the typical naked body scanners and resorting to pat downs before fliers board their flights. While TSA and the Department of Homeland Security believe that this will prevent future acts of terrorism, the public is in danger of having their civil liberties violated in the process. Whether it is the TSA groping a nun or patting down a screaming toddler, these new regulations are no doubt troubling for many travelers.
As a female, I do not want my body to be on full display for TSA agents. For one, I do not want a TSA agent grabbing at certain areas (my breasts would be one of them). It is not only intrusive to my privacy, but this is something that can be done in private.
It is troubling that we can not have the liberty of privacy anymore. There have been more troubling incidents with TSA including the below videos:
Perhaps, it is time for the TSA to be reformed. It is unnecessary for these checks to be continued, especially if eight of ten travelers believe that they are a violation of their civil liberties.