Common Sense Is The Victim Of Unthinking Bureaucracy In American Airports

This OpinionJournal editorial by George McGovern is an incredibly eloquent statement of how ridiculous and unthinking airport security bureaucracy has become. Read it, tell your airlines that you’ll avoid flying and they are more likely to go out of business because of this static, backward-looking approach to making us feel safe that instead just makes us, as Senator McGovern said, “flustered, humiliated and exhausted.”

I haven’t had a bad airport experience since a horrendous one in March in Sacramento, California, but stories like Senator McGovern’s just quicken my resolve to stay off of airplanes, and to make damn sure that Southwest, United and American all know why I’m not there as much as I used to be. Videoconferencing technology, anyone?