A while ago I got into an argument with a travel blogger who I used to read over his strong anti TSA posts. The blogger never confirmed this but his statements implied that he didn't object to the methods used by the TSA (many of which are used in other countries) but instead the main objection was the employer of these security personnel, namely the government. I found this very odd since the blogger even hinted that it would be acceptable to use the same personnel as long as a non government agency were in charge.
Now I can understand not liking scans and pat downs but this all started with the news that TSA was going to start walking around and talking to travelers to see if they can spot odd behavior. This is common from what I hear in highly secure airports. Yet the blogger seemed to think this was big government trying to wipe out our freedom. And again, it would be just fine if the TSA were run by a private company. I imagined this blogger protesting the interview process in the US then landing in another country and praising them for using the same process.
I will admit that I don't always have the greatest of faith in our agencies (especially after going to DMV) but I was just dumbfounded with this kind of logic. Am I just being too laid back or is this a bit over the top? I can understand not having faith in a government agency when it comes to efficiency or speed or costs, but if they use sound tools or tactics like interviews then I don't automatically fault the tactic just because of who's using it.