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Virginia Should ‘Opt Out’ of TSA – Hire Private Security at Airports

Congressman John Mica (R-FL)

Congressman John Mica (R-FL)

Republican Congressman John Mica (Fl) was one of the original authors of the bill that created the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the days after 9/11 back in 2001.

The TSA has grown into a huge bureaucracy and President Obama is about to allow the TSA to unionize.

According to Congressman Mica, the TSA was never envisioned as the massive, top heavy group it has become. And, Mica says, Airports have the option to hire private security instead of relying on the TSA and the government pays for security, either through the TSA or private security. So, there is no downside to tossing out “Big Sis” Janet Napolitano and her soon-to-be union thugs.

In an administration where unions are heavily rewarded for failure, the move to unionize an already incompetent and arrogant government agency, what little accountability the TSA has will be non-existent as union bosses protect the workers with full presidential immunity.

According to Byon York, writing in the Washington Examiner:

In a May 2010 letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Mica noted that the GAO “discovered that since the program’s inception, at least 17 known terrorists … have flown on 24 different occasions, passing through security at eight SPOT airports.” One of those known terrorists was Faisal Shahzad, who made it past SPOT monitors onto a Dubai-bound plane at New York’s JFK International Airport not long after trying to set off a car bomb in Times Square. Federal agents nabbed him just before departure.
So, the TSA is not only intrusive, they are totally inept. While they focus on Nuns, Grannies and 3 year olds, terrorists are allowed to board freely out of fear of upsetting Muslims. Clearly, not all Muslims are terrorists, but all of the followers of Jihad are Muslims!
In the TSA’s mind, profiling is a dirty word and is to be avoided at all costs. Even the appearance of profiling is a bad thing. Which is what allowed 17 terrorists to fly unchallenged, cleared by the TSA.
Would these men have boarded El Al, the Israeli Airline? Not a chance, without at least an armed Sky Marshal sitting beside them.
The TSA has decided to make every flier a suspect depending on random luck to find a bomb wrapped around someone’s private bits. Their junk. Instead of using logic and reasoning, and profiling to find the bad guys, we are all subjected to insane humility and needless invasions of privacy.
The Virginia Legislature should push a bill in the coming 2011 session to require the TSA out of Virginia’s Airports in favor of private security. Before the Unions move in and force mandatory use of the TSA through Executive Order or some Czar’s whim.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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