No one should be surprised by TSA patdowns run amuck. This is the nature of big government, and why the Framers believed government should be kept small. People aren’t perfect. As individuals, we make mistakes — lots of them. But when someone in power – a faceless government bureaucrat – makes a mistake, the ramifications to the victims can be far reaching and the consequences to the guilty few.
Every day that government expands into our lives there will be another opportunity for some fallible human being with too much power to supremely screw up your life. Or as the eldery TSA victim’s daughter said:
“I’m not one to make waves, but dadgummit, this is wrong. People need to know. Next time it could be you.”
The time to start making waves is now.
Update: The TSA is standing behind this. The bureaucrats were following the rules, and that makes them right, which is exactly what’s wrong.
Update: Now the TSA says they “did not require” that the woman remove her diaper. She just couldn’t get on the plane while wearing it…