Trading Your Birthright for a Mess of Mouse-Ears

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Each time I suggest that folks refrain from flying commercially as not only the most effective tactic for ridding ourselves of the Transportation Security Administration but also the only foolproof way of avoiding the agency’s atrocities, I hear whines about, “But what if you really have to fly? What if your job requires it, or your mother’s dying and you’ve got to get there?” I bet you hear the same excuses.

This little tidbit from blows those rationalizations right out of the water – or air, as the case may be: “Business travel was hit particularly hard [by 9/11]. Total volume declined 21% between 2001 and 2010. … American leisure travel, on the other hand, has been resilient since the attacks on 9/11. Despite long lines and other symptoms of policies implemented by the Transportation Security Administration, the leisure segment has seen a 17% increase in travel since 2001.”
The founding generation sacrificed life, fortune, and sacred honor for liberty. Modern Americans even more eagerly sacrifice their sexual sanctity for a vacation to Disney World.

7:41 am on August 29, 2011