“Uncontrolled search and seizure is one of the first and most effective weapons in the arsenal of every arbitrary government…Among deprivations of rights, none is so effective in cowing a population, crushing the spirit of the individual and putting terror in every heart.”– Justice Robert Jackson, chief U.S. prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials
While most Americans understand Janet Napolitano and her Constitution violating TSA is out to get ordinary American citizens and doesn’t appear to care much about nabbing terrorist, we at least have a more insight that the TSA is indeed out to get Americans.
According to the Rutherford Institute, the TSA deals with perceived threats by following its motto posted at its air marshall training centers in the wake of 9/11. The motto is:
Dominate. Intimidate. Control.
While most Americans can appreciate this motto applying only to terrorists or perceived terrorists, more often than not, Americans trying to fly from point A to point B have experienced the reality of this motto as applied beyond mere terroristic threats. This puts terror more in the hearts of American citizens than it does terrorists. Terrorists want to cause terror. Americans living in fear of their own government is part of what a terrorist is trying to accomplish. One can only make the connection that the TSA is out to terrorize American citizens so it can control them.
Our government no longer respects those who put it in power, but it seeks to impose its will on us so as to take away our power.