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Posted: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 10:40 am

The body searches at the airport are not our real problem. The real problem is that we, the people, allow our representatives to shirk their duties while we sit on our duffs. Consider this: Our Constitution empowers only the Congress to declare war. Ask yourself how many wars we have fought during your lifetime. Now reflect on the fact that Congress has not declared war since WWII in 1941.

The Bill of Rights gives us the right to be free of “unreasonable” searches. Who determines what is “reasonable” and “unreasonable”? One would think it would be Congress or the Supreme Court. But it is not. It is just one man, a bureaucrat who is the head of the TSA. He was never elected and most people would not recognize his name. And yet he alone has determined that body searches are “not unreasonable” because he says so.

Wake up America! Make Congress fulfill their constitutional responsibilities or vote them out of office.

Jack C. McVickers, Scottsdale

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