Insecure about Security

If you're easily frustrated by airport security and jumping through hoops to get official documents, consider this item that crossed Friday's news wires:


WASHINGTON (AP) _ A government investigator has uncovered gaping holes in post-9/11 security. According to a draft Government Accountability Office report, the investigator was able to use fake documents and the identities of a dead man and a 5-year-old boy to get U.S. passports.


I'm curious to see what this will mean for our routines. Remember when the new guidelines took effect on where you needed a passport to travel to and from and there was such a backup, people were waiting a year to get their documents? Could changes in the application process itself create another overload situation.


If nothing else, the report is an example of how no system is foolproof. People who try hard enough will find a way to get around the system. Not that we should throw our hands up in surrender and not even try to stop the bad guys - my question is how far do you go? Do you make the law-abiding citizens go through fingerprinting and eye scans? Or is there a way to balance our freedoms with our safety.


It's a debate that was raging before 9-11 and has been ramped up ever since. Share your thoughts.




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