The Death of a Dream

Man has always dreamt of flying.  Our history is full of examples going as far back as the Ancient Greeks with the tale of Icarus.  Leonarda Da Vinci was dreaming of flying machines during the renaissance, the Montgolfier brothers were soaring the skies in hot air balloons before the American Constitution was written, and the Wright brothers hold the record for the first flight of an airplane.  Since that historical flight back in 1903, planes became the main fighting force in WW2 which was up until then the privilege of the Navy and had been for centuries.  The Comet became the first passenger airplane in 1949 to utilise jet engines.  Man broke the speed barrier for the first time in recorded history!  Man had achieved his dream and then some.  Man could now fly.

TSA and the constant assaults on our liberties

While we sit down on our couches and watch the news, we can be fairly certain that the government is assaulting our liberties probably every time they convene in Washington D.C.  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which is a part of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which was authorized under the Patriot Act takes it to whole new levels almost daily.

Not only do they pat you down & search your bags, but people don’t understand that the mere existence of TSA is stifling business throughout the entire airport.  Whether it be for the airlines or the companies that operate out of the airport that sell merchandise, I’m sure profits have declined drastically since the TSA has taken over the reigns of security checks.