Wednesday, January 6, 2010

“No-Fly List,” Safeguard or Political Weapon?

January 5th, 2010

Concerning the news reports from a couple of days ago that spoke of the addition of 50,000 new names to the national U.S. “No-Fly List,” if these names are added as a result of real terrorism concerns, then those additions are likely to be justified. Personally, I would go so far as to suggest that if any individual was from a region that is a likely enemy of our state in this war on terror, then don’t let any person from that region fly on airliners from our nation. Even the slightest association with any group that would be complacent towards the mass killing of innocent civilians is reason enough to deny any individual anything above the necessities for life – in my opinion.

However, if these new names to the list include any Americans that were added merely because they utilized their rights to free speech and, as such, have upset some ‘fat-cat’ or bureaucrat, then I would suggest that we send these “No-Fly List” cognizant bureaucrats on their way out of office and send any bureaucrat remotely responsible for such an erroneous listing on their way to the unemployment office as well. In particular, if any individual added to the list is an American whose name has been added for pursuing their legal rights in a Court of Law in our nation - say for suing a bureaucrat or Agency that acted illegally - and such a suit upset the bureaucrats who in turn added the individual’s name to the “No-Fly” list in retribution, then the time may be at hand for legal action by those of us Americans that truly care about our substantive rights as guaranteed by our birthright and are offended by abuse of authority by our bureaucrats.

Are we as tax-paying Americans not entitled to know who adds the names to the list, who are those added to the list, and for what reason is anyone added to the list? Or, is the whole thing totally arbitrary and subjective and nothing more than defamation? I ask because we are all aware that our governments seem to have a difficult time trying to achieve any productive results in any effective manner.

I mean, I’m just saying…..

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