The American people have been suffering under the incompetence of the Transportation Security Administration for over a decade and a half, with no signs of improvement on the horizon.
Installed shortly after the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, the TSA was tasked with preventing terrorists from interfering with our nation’s transportation infrastructure, with their most zealous focus being on the security of American air travel. To this day, the TSA has arguably stopped zero terrorists from accomplishing their mission, and are widely regarded as nothing more than “security theater” meant to deter the less dedicated jihadists from even giving it a go.
Worse than that damning statistic, however, is the fact that the TSA has also been embroiled in a number of massive, despicable scandals that have tainted the entire organization’s credibility, and drawn the ire of the already annoyed American masses who feel that the underachieving, sometimes criminal employees of the agency couldn’t stop a housefly with a howitzer.
Now, to add fuel to that fire, a new study shows just how inept the abhorrent agency is.
“In recent undercover tests of multiple airport security checkpoints by the Department of Homeland Security, inspectors said screeners, their equipment or their procedures failed more than half of the time, according to a source familiar with the classified report.“When ABC News asked the source familiar with the report if the failure rate was 80 percent, the response was, ‘You are in the ballpark.’
“In a public hearing following a private, classified briefing to the House Committee on Homeland Security, members of Congress called the failures by the Transportation Security Administration ‘disturbing.’
“Rep. Mike Rogers went as far as to tell TSA Administrator David Pekoske, ‘This agency that you run is broken badly and it needs your attention.'”
Rep. Rogers is certainly not wrong in his assessment, but many conservative dare to believe that the sentiment could be taken to a much further conclusion.
The TSA is not federally required by law to provide security at America’s transportation hubs, and several airports have already begun the process of eliminating the inept government agency from their properties. Stories of horrific harassment, unfathomably immoral hiring practices, and the overall curbing of freedom that the TSA represents has been lambasted by liberty advocates from its inception.
Perhaps this latest cadre of information will allow us to look past the knee-jerk implementation of the ill-conceived governmental goof and examine a more efficient and balanced method of deterring mass violence in our transportation system.