We would never entrust a government functionary to secure the transport of valuable personal treasures like a Picasso or the Hope Diamond or a Faberge egg. There is a distinguished marketplace of professionals that handle that field far more adeptly. Then why do we trust a government functionary with securing our most vital form of long distance travel?
As all too many of us intimately recall, not only are planes able to be hijacked to the detriment of all on board, they can be used as guided missiles to the detriment of those on the ground, as was the case in the 9/11 attacks.
For some reason, rather than recognizing the failure of the quasi-governmental system and pushing government further out of the airline security process after the post 9/11 failures, we turned to the ever ineffective government to further step in to air travel security.
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With so many Americans willing to spring into action, this failure could have been a perfect opportunity to turn to the far more effective marketplace to handle the issue and provide a measure of security. Instead, we turned this important function over to government with predictable results.
Cheney Wasn’t Thinking Like A Conservative
The fascinating movie “Vice,” depicts the post 9/11 era as deeply influenced by Vice President Dick Cheney, obsessed with seeing power concentrated into the office of the president, merely because it could be, and in his mind should be. The movie tells the story of a man not so interested in ideology, or understanding, or finding truth, but instead focused, above all, on leaving an impact.
Regardless of the veracity of the movie, it’s clear Vice…