Leaked Recording at the US/Canada Border

How much more of this type of tyranny - in this instance toward our neighbors in Canada- are Americans going to tolerate?

In my recent travels to a small city in the Pacific Northwest, the TSA agents at the airport confiscated a 6 oz. can of apple juice. Please, someone tell me what possible harm can six ounces of apple juice in a factory sealed container do?

The TSA agents also opened my bag because there were "some dark objects that they could not see through" in the x-ray machine. Those "dark objects" were my camera and camera assessories.

Instead of saying, "oh, the objects are nothing more than camera equipment," they had to run them a second time through the x-ray machine.

While waiting for this entire charade to conclude, I stood there in my stocking feet watching a 60ish lady with her arms outstretched scarecrow like get patted down by another TSA agent.

I told a traveler standing nearby, "I just spent 12 years living and traveling all through Asia. Nothing like this takes place in airports in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia. What is it these agents are looking for on a 60 year old lady, one who has already gone through the metal detector?"

His answer was, "we are a tolerant people."

To which I replied, "There are other adjectives to describe what Americans are."

Like naive, sheeplike, docile, intimidated, etc.

Americans have become so docile, that we stand there being abused by government agents who are simply "doing their job." 

Really - how much more of this abuse are we going to take?

Or, is the answer to simply leave?

 

 

 

Leaked Recording at US/Canadian Bor

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