You know how in a good spy movie the spy has spent years building up a tolerance to some deadly poison, so when he poisons all the drinks, his victims die, but he doesn’t? Well, using that as mental model …
It finally happened. The TSA Pre-Check line at Denver International Airport was longer than the regular TSA line when I was there the other day. This is a small but landmark moment for the Orwellian state.
The TSA is a tiny example of the creeping government poison to which we build a tolerance. It gets a little more invasive by degrees, from using cameras that see us naked through our clothes to a physical pat-down that’s usually saved for a third date. We don’t even notice it anymore, much less complain.
Read the whole article originally published in The Denver Post on August 28, 2017.