Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans Are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds - Chapter 15 and Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15 and Chapter 16 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 15, Rand notes that he believes the TSA is merely a symbol for the underlying problem in government, that of the urge to "do something" when tragedy happens, often time in a way that benefits the politician, journalist, and corporate America far more than the average citizen. He points out that the tragedy of 9/11 lead to several good concepts, such as air marshals on planes, better security in the cockpit, more training, and better understanding. Additionally, he hails the passengers on Flight 93 who, instead of killing many, fought back and took down their own plane in an effort to save thousands. Rand notes he believes the TSA is merely security theater, in that it pretends to make everything more secure, but in reality, does nothing. Instead, Rand pushes that we first privatize the TSA, making them...

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