I am 100% on board with this. Look, I am a frequent traveler. I have been cleared by TSA dozens and dozens of times. I am easy to do a background check on. I am an American citizen. I have no arrests whatsoever. I am an active member of an ELCA Lutheran Church; hardly radical. I have lived in the same small town in Iowa for 17 years. I am a military veteran. I previously attained a top secret security clearance. I am a member of the American Legion. I am a capitalist investor. I am a consistent tax payer. I have many acquaintances who have known me for decades and can vouch for me. I am absolutely, positively a minimal risk traveler.
If I am willing to pay for the background check, why shouldn’t I be given the opportunity for an expedited security scan?
The Transportation Security Administration is rolling out expedited screening at big airports called “Precheck.” It has special lanes for background-checked travelers, who can keep their shoes, belt and jacket on, leave laptops and liquids in carry-on bags and walk through a metal detector rather than a full-body scan. The process, now at two airlines and nine airports, is much like how screenings worked before the Sept. 11 attacks.
To qualify, frequent fliers must meet undisclosed TSA criteria and get invited in by the airlines. There is also a backdoor in. Approved travelers who are in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s “Global Entry” program can transfer into Precheck using their Global Entry number.
Naturally, the left, which fetishizes and values a vague concept of equality over all things, sees all of this as EXACTLY the same as Jim Crow.