Thursday, June 09, 2005
Securing Our Country
If you travel much by plane, by now you've probably gotten used to the hassle of going through airport security. Sure it's inconvenient, and the random searches seem particularly silly when they single out people who would never in a million years be a terrorist, but at least they're trying (and one could say they're succeeding, as there have been no successful post-9/11 airplane-based terrorist attacks). Wouldn't it be nice if the folks manning the U.S. border were undertaking similar measures? For example, maybe they'd stop someone carrying a bloody chainsaw, a hatchet, a knife, and a homemade sword from entering the country. Then again, such an individual is more likely to be a homicidal maniac than a terrorist, so maybe it is more important to check airplane-bound old ladies in wheelchairs.