In a recent post in which I quoted a sour proposal of taking Amtrak as an alternative to flying, I asked a cynical rhetorical question:

Take Amtrak? How long do you think it will be before the mindless, unelected, nameless “they” who run our lives do the same thing with Amtrak and every other public conveyance?

How long?
It took Janet Napolitano only two days to admit what is obviously “their” plan for us:

Next step for body scanners could be trains, boats, metro
The next step in tightened security could be on U.S. public transportation, trains and boats.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says terrorists will continue to look for U.S. vulnerabilities, making tighter security standards necessary.

I hate public transportation, and fortunately for me, I do not have to take it anywhere.
Will they please leave me alone in my car? Or is that a rhetorical question too? After all, not only can terrorists drive cars and trucks, but a lot of damage can be done by a terrorist with a car bomb. Would it be paranoid of me to worry that the unelected bastards who have taken over this once-free country might decide to implement routine anti-terrorist roadblocks? You know, pull over drivers and strip search them too? I mean, don’t we all want to be safe? And while our brave “security professionals” are at it, shouldn’t they also do saliva testing for drugs?
It’s a small price to pay if we all are to be safe!
And why should drivers be getting away with avoiding what all the rest of us have to put up daily? Besides, aren’t they polluting more and hurting the environment? Shouldn’t that come with a price? So wouldn’t making the roadblock a “routine part of American life” be a very small price to pay?
Libertarians who talk about freedom simply are not living in the real world.
No we aren’t.
I’m reminded of those fence posts again:

People will not know they are encircled until it is too late – like putting in all these very deep, robust fence-posts with no fence panels. All seems open. One day you will wake up and the panels are in, you are trapped and they can decide what law they wish to impose to nail whomsoever they desire.

When “terror safety” becomes more terrifying than the terrorism it’s supposed to combat, what’s safe about it?
After all, we don’t want to fear the government more than we fear the terrorists, do we?