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Mark Mulhall (not verified)
on Jul 11, 2012

I appreciate and have the utmost respect for what you say. I too wish things were different. However, studies show people would rather be safe than sorry. It's known that TSAs and the airplane boarding system, brought to us by Osama bin Laden, are a pain in the neck at best. However, most folks tolerate the harassment in order to be safe.

I too am a freedom and liberty guy. We are not at opposite ends of the debate. The U.S. Government did not take away anybody's freedom to enjoy a hassle free boarding of commercial airplanes. bin Laden took our freedom, helped by our government, who did not pay attention as is explained in Chapters, "The Attack Looms" and "The System was Blinking Red," The 9/11 Commission Report.

I'm happy I'm not the guy who had to present Mr. Franklin's quote to the Jersey Girls or other families of deceased who were unprotected and not warned about that awful day.

Thank you for your comments.

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