(MRC TV) Guess what? The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is doing something else to trample your rights.
Sure, it sounds crazy. After all, how could the omnivorous, omnipresent, redundant, self-congratulatory, not-constitutionally-sanctioned-unless-during-declared-War department that gave us the caring hands of the unconstitutional, rights-breaching, and so far useless Transportation “Security” Administration possibly do more?
Well, how about moving ahead mandating that anyone flying out of the U.S. must submit to biometric scans or they won’t be permitted to leave?
In a move that the KGB would have adored, the agency that consistently misses between 70 and 95 percent of dangerous items at airport checks and has yet to stop a single terrorist attack on a U.S. plane is going to order you, its humble taxpaying servant, to submit to fingerprint scans, face scans, and other biometric data collection. Soon, you will not only submit to radiation scans or sexual assault-like pat-downs, you’ll have to suffer biometric data collection.
Then again, the whole thing is optional. Meaning that you can “opt” to submit to the biometrics, or you can “opt” not to fly.
Here’s what the DHS’s “Privacy Impact Assessment” (because they care so much) says:
“…(T)he only way for an individual to ensure that he or she is not subject to collection of biometric information when traveling internationally is to refrain from traveling…”