Flight Safety Protests

I’m not a big fan of the restrictions the FAA has placed on the things people can take on a plane, in light of 9/11. I feel that the only real security on a plane is the passenger’s willingness to fight hijackers. Preventing people from bringing on relatively benign potential weapons (nail files, medals) only annoys people.

That said, I respect the rules that are in place because the paranoia surrounding terrorists attacks can have a serious effect on our society, both mentally and economically. Case in point, their activities of someone who put box cutters and clay in airplane lavatories. It’s a bad idea attempting to show that the screening process is flawed. This attempt caused delays in planes all across the US, which inconvenienced thousands of people. All this did was show that things can still get across without really accomplishing anything of significance. Idiots.