9/11 Reflection

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On September 11, 2001 terrorists apprehended 4 airplanes and committed the most heinous act in American history. They flew two planes into the world trade center, one into the Pentagon, and one crashed in a field in Pennsylvania crash killing more than three thousand American citizens. Since 9 /11many things have changed in America in relation to our national security.

One of the major changes that have effected most people is in the airports. There are several new procedures one must go through to take a flight these days. First, when you arrive at the airport you are required to have a government issued identification card at the counter rather than any old identification card. Then, after you receive your boarding pass you must pass by a security guard just to get to the metal detectors; before you were able to just go straight through the metal detector. Now when you get to that station you must, in most cases, take off your shoes, coat and remove your lap top from it's case.

After you have gone through all that rigmarole you must once again have your identification card out at the gate. Also, an extra special treat that the airports have for us is the institution of random screening. When you get to the gate if you have a special ticket you get to go through the whole security process again if you have a ticket with a special marking on it. At this screening they go over you with a wand and go through your bags more intrusively.

In her article titled "The New Roman Arena: Airports" Ann Coulter points out the idiocy of these new implemented methods of security: "While still completely vulnerable to another terrorist attack, Americans submit like good Germans to these purposeless airport shakedowns- which are about as useful as those national guardsmen hanging around in airports right after 9/11 carrying unloaded rifles. Most sickening is the relish other Americans are taking in their new roles as fascist storm troopers. In a famous study...
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