I ran across this article on Politico today and felt a need to share it.  Taking Sense Away sums up the feelings of many travelers regarding the TSA.

My reasoning is not because it confirms most of my suspicions about the TSA, I think this article is valuable because it exposes the insanity and incompetence of government-imposed solutions.  If anybody things that government agencies are either motivated or capable of keeping you safe when you travel, guess again!  Read the whole article but the quote that sums it all up reads:

Most TSA officers I talked to told me they felt the agency’s day-to-day operations represented an abuse of public trust and funds.

Even the TSA employees acknowledge there is a serious problem with the agency.  When insiders acknowledge the problem, you know there are serious issues with the agency and its mission.

If you have time, check out the Taking Sense Away blog.  I plan on reading more of the posts because truth is stranger than fiction and the truth about security theater needs to be told.  Keep all this in mind when there is a call for government to “do something” about a problem, real or perceived.