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Should the government decide airport security laws?

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  Tags: politics   law   airport security   airports   constitution   terrorism   travel   war on terror

Background


With the heightened threat of terrorism, the US government has stepped in with tight airport security laws. Should the US government be the ones to decide airport security measures?

News

Court Says Travelers Can't Avoid Airport Searches - wired.com
 

Arguments For

Yes, the government should decide

Airlines arn't smart enough to know how to protect themselves from terrorists, unlike trains, boats, and pretty much every other type of mass transit.

Arguments Against

No, the airlines should decide

Every other non-government controlled transportation system handles security well in order to protect it's customers and business.

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1 Voted Yes

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Yes, because the war on terror campaign begins at the top of government and they have the most tactical information from the CIA. Airlines don't have such information and would be at a disadvantage if left to handle it alone. - jennyhooah (twitter) 0

1 Voted No

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#politics In a free country? Absolutely not. Raising threat levels has no impact on the preparedness of people and only invokes fear in people. Let airlines handle airport security. If they handled it themselves before 9/11, who knows - maybe they would have issued the pilots a gun and things may have been different. Loss of freedom never results in a good thing for the general public. - thorie (twitter) vote up image vote down image 0
 
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