I just find it funny that on some forums, there are rednecks who live in a cabin in Montana who have probably flown on a plane once in their life making a huge deal out of the TSA screenings like it's the end of the world and a huge challenge to their ability to live a free life. Give me a freaking break! Shut up and pay your taxes! They can grab my balls all they want if they stop stealing my money!
Ahhhhhh, AK Fan. Always having the way to put things into perspective. He is right that we have the ability to vote with our feet and our dollars. When we choose to fly, we do choose to sign over our rights. Rights are not unlimited and everyone's ideas on rights are just a bit different. It has often been said that my rights stop at your door step. If I choose to fly, I imply that I agree to the terms and conditions that you set forth for my use of your service. Granted, people choosing to opt out of the scanners and make a scene is one way to get the airlines to change their terms of service (same thing goes with canceling our tickets and telling them the reason why is because of the TSA).
The main point that he makes is, we can choose to opt out of TSA check points and somewhat invasive searches by simply not flying. Unfortunately, we do not have that option when it comes to earning a living, paying taxes, abiding by National Firearms Act laws, or the illicit growing of pot in our basements (not that we are advocating anything illegal). We are controlled by the government in ways we have not stood up for in centuries, and yet this simple act of securing airlines, airplanes, and passengers is our "line in the sand?"
We, the US People, have fairly well become sheeple, in a death by 1000 paper cuts assault on our individuality and freedoms.