The TSA and Security Theater: Understanding American Airport Security Following 9/11

Following the attacks of September 11th, Congress passed the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), creating the Transportation Security Agency (TSA). The TSA replaced private security screening companies with one government agency. Since then, air travelers have bowed to pat downs, bans on water bottles and other inconvenient, intrusive procedures as the “new normal” at our nation’s airports. But does any of this make us safer?

The Golden Rule

I don’t get it.  Isn’t the Golden Rule simple and straightforward enough?  I heard a young girl in the Ophthalmologist’s waiting room this morning, “Why can’t people just treat each other as they would like to be treated?”  There’s the confusion — why do people suspend the Golden Rule?