On Port Security: Slower, Please
Neither Rubber Stamps of Approval Nor Hyperventilating Objection Serve Security
To be sure, there are many aspects that warrant a more patient and more public inspection. So, let’s take our time and have a closer look and have it very publicly for our own peace of mind, one way or the other.
But be forewarned on potential Congressional review: So long as there are cameras in the chambers, we will be more likely to see many politicians seeking to bend testimony around their already-stated public positions rather than seeking a true understanding, regardless of their perceptions. Most will, typically, exit any such procedure with the same view they entered into it with. For this reason, the public must not let this rest on The Hill. The American public must remain engaged.
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I certainly don’t mind taking a closer look at this. But I’d rather take a closer look at the real security concerns regarding our ports, real security concerns regarding our air transportation, and re security concerns regarding our borders.
But no luck.