They can’t force you to go through the body scanners if you’re not trying to get on a plane. Some people have completely given up flying so they don’t have to deal with a Nazi-style police state at the airport where everyone is considered a potential terrorist and therefore subject to warrantless searches and seizures. Well, unless you actually look like a terrorist with a bomb strapped to your chest. In that case, searching that person would be racial profiling and constitute discrimination. So, that person should be left alone. We wouldn’t want to offend anyone.
Sometimes, in emergency situations, we have to be across the country by the next day. In those situations, driving isn’t going to get you where you need to be in time. Sometimes, we have to fly. And when we decide to fly, we’re subjecting ourselves to unconstitutional searches and seizures. That’s just the way it is these days.
It used to be that you could at least “opt out” of the body scanners, which meant you had to be felt up by an agent (which happens anyway, even when you go through the body scanners). They always take their time when a passenger opts out of the body scanners. They want to make it as inconvenient for you as possible.
Now, according to a recent Homeland Security document, TSA agents will be able to make the body scanners mandatory for some travelers. Slashgear reported:
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