Are Pat-Downs and Full-Body Scans as Airport Security Too Much?

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I believe that the pat-downs and full-body scans at the United States airports are too much. Many people oppose it and it is receiving negative reception. (Stellin) There is an issue of privacy when it comes to pat-downs and full-body scans. People do not want their body to be groped or scanned in a way which shows nude images of them. Another thing about this new security practice by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is that it is time consuming, so travelers have to go through the unpleasant chore of having to go through security longer. I believe that the Transportation Security Administration is violating traveler’s privacy and their solution in making the airways safe is too excessive. I looked at many articles, videos, …show more content…
He says “I am eliminating as many flights as I can.” He is expressing his dismay over the new security and in response he would be taking fewer flights. These two sources demonstrate the outrage the public has about the new security the TSA is forcing upon its travelers. To see why this security is looked down upon by travelers I decided to read someone’s blog who received firsthand experience with the new security.
Before reading the blog I was aware I would be reading raw information so whatever the author puts on his blog may not be what really happened at the airport. The author acknowledges this in the beginning of his post. As written in his blog:
“I'm writing this approximately 2 1/2 hours after the events transpired, and they are correct to the best of my recollection. I will admit to being particularly fuzzy on the exact order of events when dealing with the agents after getting my ticket refunded; however, all of the events described did occur.” (TSA Encounter at SAN)
He admits there may be flaws recalling his account so he is being transparent. He also does not provide his name or contact information so he loses accountability. In his blog he has videos or direct evidence of what transpired at the airport so that adds reliability to his account. Although he tries to tell an honest account of his
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