Nearly two-thirds of Americans support the new full-body security-screening machines at the country's airports, as most say they put higher priority on combating terrorism than protecting personal privacy, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.Did you read that? Two-thirds support the full-body security-screening machines, fifty percent approve of the pat-downs, and only 3 percent ever receive the pat-downs, yet this seems to have become the new right-wing pet cause. Figures the right-wing fringe would take on a minority-held opinion and try to make it the overall narrative for the nation...
But half of all those polled say enhanced pat-down searches go too far.
The uproar over the new generation of security technology, and the frisking of those who refuse it, continued Monday with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano saying the new measures are necessary for public safety.
"There is a continued threat against aviation involving those who seek to smuggle powders and gels that can be used as explosives on airplanes," she said. "The new technology is designed to help us identify those individuals."
According to the Transportation Security Administration, less than 3 percent of travelers receive the pat-downs.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Body Scanners - Another Minority Position Held By The Minority Right-Wing
I thought this was interesting - despite all the criticisms coming from right-wing websites like Big Government (remember my article covering Chuck DeVore's statements regarding the TSA?), according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll, a majority of Americans actually support the "naked body scanners."