Terrorized into Absurdity
The Creation of the Transportation Security Administration
By Roger Roots
This article appeared in the Spring 2003 issue of The Independent Review
The U.S. governments response to the airline terrorism of September 11 transformed an air-security system in need of some minor improvements into a drastically more expensive and less efficient system. By overreacting to the terrorism threat, the federal government actually has added to the damage, handing those who hate American an even greater victory.