Yet another TSA screener doesn't know that DC is part of America

An Orlando TSA screener told a DC-based reporter that he'd need a passport to fly, because DC isn't a state, so a DC driver's license wasn't valid ID.

This isn't the first time we've written about this here, and it's not an isolated incident, according to the TSA.

The real problem with this kind of dunderheadedness is that it makes it clear that the whole TSA rigmarole is just a pointless, humiliating, expensive dumbshow. If a TSA screener doesn't have the basic smarts to know that DC is part of the USA, it calls into question his ability to make good judgments about anything. Either terrorism is an existential threat to America, in which case the TSA checkpoints should be staffed by highly skilled crackerjacks, or it's not a big deal, in which case, we should be keeping our shoes on and flying with as much hair gel as we can carry. But saying that a single aviation attack is the end of America as we know it, and acting like it's a small enough risk that we can staff checkpoints with dimbulbs makes you wonder if this isn't about civil service empire-building, government contractor pork, and a general contempt for the American public, and not about terrorism at all.

Reporter stopped by TSA agent who didn't know District of Columbia is in US

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  1. But DC isn't part of America!

    The Federal government, which is foreign to the United States of America, which is located in the District of Columbia, which is not part of the United States and which is in fact controlled to a great extent by the international bankers and by the laws and rules of the United Nations, whereby this Federal Washington D.C. state or country, has set itself up as a control over the United States of America as a quasi-government.

    This Awareness indicates that elected officials residing outside of the United States of America in Washington D.C., are not actually employees or officials of the United States of America, or its rules. The states' rules do not apply. The states' Constitution does not apply to these entities in Washington D.C. because they are acting outside the country in this second nation known as the Federal government.

    This Awareness indicates in other words, the United States Federal government and the United States of America are basically two different countries, and the Constitution of the United States of America is not the law of the United States Federal government.

    Therefore, these entities cannot, while in the District of Colombia, be accused of treason. They are operating on behalf of the foreign bankers and their special interests.

  2. You have a better chance of drowning in your bathtub than being killed by a terrorist. Terrorism isn't much of a threat.

  3. Terrorism is pretty much a non-threat. Check the list of death numbers by cause, and terrorism is somewhere far away in the long tail.

    A politician that wastes money on "security" instead of investing to e.g. health care or even just traffic signs causes more damage and is more dangerous than al-Qaida.

    Because opportunity cost.

  4. I'm confused: are police-state measures better or worse when they're clownish?

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