Forgive the PG-13 topic, but this one was too good to pass up. Heroic 61-year-old Yukari Mihamae admits to squeezing and twisting a TSA agent’s breast at a Phoenix, Arizona airport security checkpoint. The civilian is now facing a felony charge.
Who isn’t facing charges? The government agent who grabbed a 94-year-old woman’s breast and crotch area in Raleigh, NC, or the ones who singled out a 6-year-old boy for two separate “enhanced pat-downs” and a video game search in Seattle, WA. Speaking of Seattle, how about the racists who searched a woman’s hair because it was too large and poofy? No, they won’t face charges, either. That’s three separate instances of obvious felonies going unaddressed just in the past two weeks.
As if it’s not shocking enough that government agents are repeatedly sexually assaulting innocent civilians in the name of “security,” it’s also a known fact that these security procedures don’t work — not at all. The TSA has recently come under fire for having 25,000 security breaches in the last decade, and those are the ones they know about and admit to. They also failed to assess the security situation in 87% of U.S. airports. Now The Economist believes their threat detection failure rate may be as high as 70%, which is about what it was known to be in 2005. It’s no wonder they miss so much, when TSA policies prohibit such “weapons” as box cutters and air guns, yet any well-trained martial artist or boxer poses a much greater risk than an average person with a pocket knife. The rampant legalized sexual assault hasn’t ever made anyone safer, but is in itself a real and physical infringement upon our liberty and safety.
In the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson proudly declares, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” They may be created equal, but apparently they don’t stay that way, because some people are allowed to grab the private areas of others without permission, while some are forbidden from doing this.
That’s an example of government ethics, which are obviously different from human ethics. True liberty and true equality go hand-in-hand. We don’t all have to look the same way, own the same things, or belong to the same groups, but as long as there is an elite class of people who are authorized to grab and molest others without consent, we are neither equal nor free.Published in