Occasional contributor to Heels First, Art Carden, wrote an article for USA Today on why TSA doesn’t make us safer.
Changes to the Transportation Security Administration’s rules have made it easier for fliers to get through airport security. Even with these improvements, the TSA should be abolished.
Taxing people and spending on homeland security divert money from more cost-effective uses, such as schooling or business-creating private investment. Making flying less convenient gives people incentives to drive, which is more dangerous than flying. Every time I fly, the TSA reminds me that we aren’t good at thinking about risk. Terrorism is vivid but (fortunately) very rare. The money we’re spending on homeland security would be better used elsewhere.
Among his arguments, he makes the case that the TSA actually makes us less safe than if it didn’t exist.