Essentially, TSA has the right to search us or our belongings in order for us to get on board an aircraft. Likewise, they have the right to do additional screening if they believe we are concealing a prohibited item. There are some people who say they have no right to do this as it violates the constitution. The 4th amendment says we are free from search and seizure unless there is a search warrant or they have some sort of probable cause. They feel since they haven’t done anything wrong TSA shouldn’t have this authority. They feel they are law abiding citizens and TSA treats them like criminals”. Likewise, if they are abiding by the rules and TSA finds something like drugs, TSA shouldn’t be able to say anything since they are only allowed to search for prohibited items. They feel like they are in a “Police State” where they have no rights. Others say it has to be done to keep everyone safe, just like other things that are regulated like traffic laws, doctors, bus safety, etc.
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