I honestly don't know say what. I'm open for suggestions as well. I just don't know. I see all sides of this issue, and change my mind constantly on what I think should be done.....I know we need to be kept safe. But still can't help but think of how quickly things could take a turn for the worse and boil out of control...<quoted text>
Angie, really I'm not missing your point. I'm just hearing a double message. On the one hand, we as citizens want to at least feel that those we entrust with our safety are doing their best to see to it that we are safe when we travel. On the other hand, as soon as it inconveniences us personally, we start screaming about 'personal liberties' being violated. Really, nobody is forcing anyone to fly and go through airport security. If you want to travel using that mode of transportation, then you have to decide whether you're willing to not only pay the price of your ticket, but also pay the price of losing that measure of privacy. I'd be willing to bet that if the scanners were banned and another attack were to occur, we would have to endure a long round of choruses from the same people that bitched about the scanners as to how the government 'should have done something' to prevent the tragedy. Frankly, they're damned if they do and damned if they don't. Would I be worried that screeners are going to be laughing about my 'junk' later? No more than I worry about my doctor or nurse laughing about it.
Ok...I'm open for suggestions. How do we 'do our darndest' to try and stop every attack without giving up some measure of privacy and what level of security are you willing to accept as 'non invasive' to your personal liberties? There is a very broad spectrum between 'do nothing' and 'full body cavity searches'. What would you suggest?
What happens if through all of this we're attacked via cargo? Or if there's an attack in a different venue? We can't stop them all that's for sure. We need to prevent as much as we can from happening though.
That's why I brought this up for discussion. I know there's no one answer...but at the same time I still say we really have to be careful what we wish for.