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Day 681: No Thanks, I’ll Take The Long Line

Coming Soon: E-Z Pass For Airport Security

The registered traveler program, conceived after 9/11 as a way to speed frequent fliers through airports’ long and unpredictable security lines, is finally gaining national momentum … Only six airports currently have RT programs that provide a special security lane for people willing to pay a one-time fee of $100, go through a background check, and a biometric iris scan.

Yuk, yuk, yuk.  Recognizing that we have already given up some rights and privacy, I refuse to participate in an increasingly Orwellian system that we claim to fight, especially when it needlessly creates an elite among taxpayers and is nowhere near foolproof.

1 comment… add one
  • liprap July 11, 2007, 3:11 PM

    And, once again, large numbers of people will pay to have their rights diminished long-term for the short-term gain of avoiding lines at security only to find that their flights are either seriously delayed, cancelled, or both.

    What a country!

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