TSA saves us from five-year-old “security threat”

They’ve done it again. The Transportation Security Administration, our last line of defense against the terrorists hijackers, has singled out a a five-year-old boy as a possible “security threat.” Matthew Gardner, on his way to Los Angeles from Seattle with his mother last week, was tagged by agents because his name was on the dreaded “no-fly” list.

How much common sense does it take to figure out the feds weren’t after that Matthew Gardner? But as this video from Seattle NBC affiliate KING shows, the clueless agents couldn’t buy a clue.

This isn’t the first time the TSA has given a child a once-over. Last year, it identified a 7-year-old Florida boy as a possible Jihadist. (Turned out he wasn’t.)

How absurd can it get? Consider this recent photo of a TSA guard frisking a nun. The photographer claims the TSA guard is Muslim, and suggests the guard was just sticking it to the nun. I’ll let you decide.

You don’t need me to tell you it’s gone too far. The proof is here. When the TSA is interrogating kindergartners and giving nuns secondary screening — nuns, fer cryin’ out loud! — then it’s obvious we’ve lost our sense of perspective.

(Thanks for the tip, Aaron.)

Christopher Elliott

Christopher Elliott is an author, journalist and consumer advocate. You can read more about him on his personal website or check out his adventures on his family adventure travel site. Contact him at chris@elliott.org. Read more of Christopher's articles here.

  • Kev

     Yes so that means that for the next 200 years we will be frisking ourselves. The jihadist didnt just kill themselves they killed liberty.

  • Kev

     Is there anything you wont do or give up to be safer? You are going to die and there is nothing you can do about it. What matters is how we live life.

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