A recent editorial in the Kingston, NY Daily Freeman railed against the TSA’s plans to rationalize in-flight security measures by allowing itty bitty pocketknives back on airplanes. Instead of just reciting the logical reasons against itty bitty pocketknives (which are weak, but at least you can debate them with a straight face) the Daily Freeman actually told us what they really want from us…
…But, seriously, what is the inconvenience to the public to not allow knives of any sort on a plane?
And isn’t the peace of mind of complete prohibition worth something?
If we’ll just put up with some ‘complete prohibition’ here and a little ‘complete prohibition’ there, pretty soon we’ll be completely safe. And completely prohibited. (Anybody remember the Volstead Act? How’d that work for ya?)
‘Complete prohibition’ of knives on planes is only the beginning of it. ‘Complete prohibition’ of evil-looking guns and big, scary magazines is another step. The journey won’t be over until ‘complete prohibition‘ of the means to effective self-defense is achieved, because that’s the real agenda of civil disarmament advocates everywhere.
They desire to live in a nanny state where we won’t need scary things like guns and knives, because bad people will cease being bad when the government tells them to. And where the ‘peace of mind’ of the shivering ninnies is more important than the liberty (or security, or life) of the rest of us.