Admiral Yamamoto infamously said "You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a man with a rifle behind every blade of grass."
And so it should be, a nation of riflemen....
We have all been searched. Warrantless searches of our electronic "papers and effects" happens all the time. Especially to bloggers, I would imagine.
Every time you step onto an airplane, you have been searched, with out a warrant. You, as a prospective passenger, are considered guilty until proven innocent. Now, if the airline company wants to search you, and you consent, that is fine. It is their equipment being put at risk. But the government (TSA) has no right to search you.
ON the money!!!
The Patriot Act and its illegitimate child, the TSA, posit that by purchasing the ticket, you've consented to the strip-search. The problem is that the Act forces the airlines & airports to go along with it ... or else the Big Hammer comes down. Of course, you know what they say about payback.
Keep it civil, please....