|Fourth Amendment underwear for edification of the TSA|
look a little intimidating. Add six days back and forth to a visit and you're longer on the road than visiting.
Sooo....despite the fact I hate to fly, we are thinking of biting the bullet and going by sardine can (Whatever happened to the "friendly skies?") with a bargain nonstop to Dallas and a rental car for the last two hours to Austin. (We'd rent a car in any case so that is no addition to the cost.)
Last time we flew (several years ago) we were able to go through the metal detector and avoided the X-ray machine and the invasive pat-down. If they ever try to pat me down I'll just refuse and go home. I'm not about to be groped.
As for the X-ray machine, it sparked some creative entrepreneurs to develop underwear with a message. I'm thinking of buying some. The less controversial version carries the text of the fourth amendment:
|The less subtle message for TSA agents|
Amendment IV. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.The more in-your-face version is less subtle, and likely to get you the invasive pat-down in retaliation. Gosh, the more I write, the better that six days on the road is looking.