This morning, I realized that, this week, I boarded airplanes three times without declaring a half-empty three ounce tube of toothpaste packed in my suitcase. I didn’t take it out of my suitcase. I didn’t put the toothpaste in a plastic bag to be separately scanned by an X-ray security machine.
In the old America, I was just travelling while hoping to keep my teeth nice and fresh. In the America of Homeland Security, I was a traitor.
In 2008, let’s vote for a President who will end the nonsense of Homeland Security. Let’s vote for a progressive President who will bring security concerns back in line with genuine threats.