WA Delegate: None.
Founder: The Pirates of Xyanth
Embassies: Capitalist Paradise, The Ascendancy, United Republic of Nations, Cashnatchee, Eladen, Coalition of Democratic States, Laissez Faireholm, The Alliance Pocket Universe, League of Christian Nations, Union of Nationalists, Libertatem, The Western Empire, The Illuminati, Continent of Xenonia, Southeastern Wisconsin, Zentari, and 14 others.International Union, United Alliances, Time for Britain to leave the EU, Turkic Union, New Vegas, Civil Libertarian Region, Conservative League, Classical Liberal Union, The Embassy, OpenStudy, The Grand Empire of Royal Surrey, Cyberius Confederation, Gay Equality, and Allied Federation of Nations.
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Most Authoritarian in Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region
World Census staff loitered innocuously in various public areas and recorded the length of time that passed before they were approached by dark-suited officials.
As a region, Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region is ranked 17,071st in the world for Most Authoritarian.
|1.||The Commonwealth of Domestic Corporate America||Corporate Police State||“True wealth is through profit.”|
|2.||The Principality of Mundburgia||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Don't call me Francis”|
|3.||The Federal Republic of People with Intellect||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“He with smarts, shall follow his heart”|
|4.||The Republic of Borowskia||Libertarian Police State||“We ensure the right to self determination.”|
|5.||The Dictatorship of Lord Zixuan||Left-Leaning College State||“Freed Markets+Enshrined Civil Liberties=End of History?”|
|6.||The Protectorate of Arakeen Sand||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Who rules the spice, rules the world!”|
|7.||The Parent Company of Hollip||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Now with 50% added outsourcing!”|
|8.||The Borderlands of Satellite Transmitter||Free-Market Paradise||“#x01#x07^GC PRI#x02^MAINT REQ XMTR SYS FAIL#x03#x04#x05”|
|9.||The Free Republic of Jakania||Capitalist Paradise||“Peace and Prosperity Through Freedom and Responsibility”|
|10.||The Empire of Reformist Libertarians||Left-wing Utopia||“A government so small that one can barely see it”|
- : The Free Land of Vicayom arrived from The Universal Allegiance.
- : Suckstabeia ceased to exist.
- : The Pirates of Xyanth banned The People's Republic of Unnamed island state from the region.
- : The Pirates of Xyanth suppressed a post on the Regional Message Board.
- : Da firenze ceased to exist.
- : The People's Republic of Unnamed island state departed this region for Cup.
- : The Parent Company of Hollip arrived from Lazarus.
- : The People's Republic of Unnamed island state arrived from Cup.
- : Embassy cancelled between The New Axis Powers and Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region.
- : The Federation of New Russian Union of the region The New Axis Powers ordered the closure of its embassy in Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region.
Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region Regional Message Board
Amen. And amen, you nailed it. Before 9/11 I worked for a company that, among other things, ran security audits. Nothing pisses off the head of security more than to show him holes in his security. And abusive, absolutely. Cattle being herded from the truck to the slaughter are treated with more respect.
First: many of the examples I gave are public institutions, others that deal with the public are subject to constitutional regulations.
Second: I stated that you support body scanners there, which you do. I said nothing about there existence there. I know they are there, it doesn't mean I support them.
Third: which bus do I take to get from NY to Bermuda? I forget.
For the record I don't mind metal detectors. I mind body scanners. That is why I opt out every time.
Lmao. I think I straightened you out.
The real and actual issue here is not that metal detectors and body scanners exist, its that the government is requiring them in both public and private venues. The whole idea of it is inherently wrong.
Uhm... Not so much.
Really? Show me in where it says that a private institution is prohibited from running whatever entry requirements they choose? As for public institutions, whether or not I approve is irrelevant. The Supreme Court approved airport, and by default courthouse and other public building security searches. That makes it the law of the land.
What you said was,
Neither statement is true, nor are they mutually exclusive. Contrary to what a reasonable person would assume from what you wrote, your freedom to travel is not infringed by the searches at the airport. Airport searches are intrusive, inconvenient and sometimes abusive. There is also a great deal of doubt as to how much good the security really does. In fact I would rather piss on a spark plug than fly commercial these days. But the fact remains that you can still get on that airplane and fly anywhere you want.
Another thing that no one can really count up is the number of events actually prevented because of the security at the airport. To tell the truth, we don't know if that number is zero or in the thousands. That is because it is hard to count things that didn't happen. We may never know one way or the other.
But based on the events ranging from the airliners going to Cuba in the 60's through Sept. 11th, it is clear that something needs to be done. The questions is how much and when.
There is no constitutional right to fly. You have the right of free travel, but no where in that document does it say you get to fly on demand.
But, since you asked, you take a bus to a port, then...
I respect your absolute right to do so. Alas, you may find yourself the recipient of extra scrutiny. I'm at the age that I don't really care if someone is looking down my pants. As someone that usually flies last minute one way, I usually get the executive treatment every time.
The government requires them at airports. The federal government does not require them anywhere else. Some states require them at the courthouses. Some county and state courts have done it on their own.
The idea is not wrong. If you are running a large NFL stadium, the last thing you want is a shooter on the premises. It is their property. Not only do the have the right to set conditions for entry, the liability for allowing a shooter on the premesis could close the park forever.
let me rephrase that. If a business like a sporting stadium or a private institution like a church wishes to maintain these measures, whether at the expense of seeming off-putting to their customers or patronage or not, it is completely and totally their right. The problem lies in the government thinking it is their right to make these decisions for businesses like the airlines, and inevitably everyone else. For a group of people to decide whats best for everyone else IS inherently wrong.
On another note, the rebuttals in this conversation have gotten a bit dull, so may we move on to a new topic?
For one person or a minority to decide what is right for the group is wrong too. Kind of like you deciding that airport security is unnecessary and should be abolished.
As much as people complain about airport security, if you ask them whether or not they want it there, the vast majority of fliers will say "yes."
But, I'll put the ball in your court. By the power vested in me by no one in particular, I place you and charge of all things with all the rights, privileges and responsibilities that go with the title. How do you propose to keep your airliners safe from hijackings, jihadi terrorists wanting to turn the planes into weapons, or those that want to leave the odd bomb laying around in them. Keep in mind your political future is going right down the crapper if so much as one airplane has a bad day at the hands of a terrorist.
I look forward to your solution so we can put all this behind us.
Perhaps instead of having my body violated and property abused and stolen by TSA operatives, i could simply take my 45 on board and when the bad guy makes his move, I eliminate with extreme prejudice. And from there spread this philosophy to everywhere else in the nation, such as schools, grocers, movie theaters, what have you. That way the main casualties we'll have are the terrorists themselves. Other people will die of course. People die. These things happen.
On an unrelated note, since when was profanity banned on NS, tried to type S. H. I. T., but it wouldn't let me lol
Technically no one can "steal" your body. I do agree with weapons being allowed on board the only problem is laws concerning other countries when talking international flights. And it's probably not the smartest idea to shoot a gun onboard incase you miss and punch a hole through a wall.
probably not, but you see my point, yes? Deterrence is one of the best policies we could possibly adopt as a society.