Better Safe Than Sorry

Although the new security measures seem extreme and absurd, it is all to help protect our nation from terrorist like threats, to keep passengers and our nation safe, and ultimately shorted the time it takes to go though the airports. One of the many things on the news recently is the new TSA, Transportation Security Administration, procedures in the nation’s airports. Recently the TSA announced that they would be stepping up security measures just in time for the holiday season. They are adding new X-ray scanners to major airports and, if passengers do not what to go through the scanner, full body pat downs.

On September 11, 2001, the nation was devastated when three planes were high-jacked and flown into the World Trade Center and crashed in Summerset, PA. After September 11, 2001, the security measures were changed to help insure the safety of passengers flying, in hopes that nothing that devastating would happen again. No one was upset about the TSA and government upping the security measures. Why should it be any different now? The only difference is that we are putting new security measures into effect before things happen. It is better to be safe than sorry. Since September 11, 2001, there still have been incidents where passengers have had items on them that are not allowed on planes. One of the most recognized incidents of this is the Underwear Bomber. Last year on Christmas day, a young Nigerian man tried to ignite a bomb he created in his underwear. Thankfully he was not successful in lighting it and no one what injured. The new measures the TSA is putting into effect is to prevent things like this from happening again.

Many people argue that the procedures that the TSA are following are unconstitutional in a sense that they violate the fourth amendment. The fourth amendment of the Bill of Rights states “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be...
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