According to a report released on, Homeland Security set-up a makeshift test to see how likely it is for a terrorist to get on board a plane.  The Homeland Security officials allegedly pretended to be terrorists, and smuggled arsenal and bombs on the planes in 67 out of 70 different scenarios, with a success rate of 95%.

I know this is going to sound harsh and callous but I don't give a shit. I don't fly. I got sick of being treated like a common criminal.  Janet Napolitano made the statement at the time, if you don't like it, don't fly.  So I made the decision not to fly.  I wish thousands of others would make the same decision; then we'd see some real change within the TSA and airline industry.  You know what I'd love to see happen?  I would like to see the people get together and boycott the airlines for one day.  One day where nobody flies.  It would ground the entire airline industry.

But let’s talk about this particular matter.  

First of all, why is it the government's job to provide security at the airport?  The airline industry is a private industry.  Therefore, they should be providing their own security and their own insurance.  It should not be provided by the government -- and the people of the United States.  That way, I could have a relationship with a specific airline carrier.  They would know who I am, and I wouldn't have to go through a metal detector.

Once, I wanted to go to court and ask this very question: Why is it the government's job to provide security for the airlines?  They're a private sector business, aren't they?  Delta Airlines isn't owned by the government, are they?  No, so why is it the government's job to provide security at the airports?

Abolish the TSA.  Have the airlines provide their own security system.  Each and every one.

When the government provides security, there is no relationship between airlines and customers.  When you head through that detector or scanner, when you get the pat down, it doesn’t matter who you are.  But, if it’s within the private sector, you could have a direct relationship.

95% were able to breach the TSA.  It’s obviously not a competent system.  You have people working for a minimum wage within the TSA, and they’re hardly trained. They’re not even allowed to unionize.  So what are you getting in return?  You're getting low-wage income providing you security.  You're getting what the government, and we, are paying for. And we're not paying them much, so obviously that's what we're going to get.

But if security is privatized, then you can pay them a living wage.  And you’ll never have to worry about a terrorist getting on a plane.

-Jesse Ventura


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