Essay about Airport Security

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Airport Security

On September 11, 2001, twenty Arab men boarded four different airplanes with the intent of attacking our country. They boarded the planes with the intent of causing tremendous damage to New York City and Washington, D.C. Two planes crashed into each tower of the World Trade Center, one plane crashed into the Pentagon, and the last plane crashed into a Pennsylvanian field. These twenty men cut short over 3000 lives. The innocent people that died had no need to have their lives taken in the way that they were. However, they lost their lives because they were American, and to the terrorists, they stood for certain principles.

How were these terrorists allowed to board these planes with the weapons that they used for
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However, airport security was increased by the government to reassure travelers that it was safe to fly (Burnett).

Most Americans like having more security measures at the airport, but some of them do not like having to deal with those security officials that step over the boundary of their job description and invade a person's privacy rights. They do this by having "busy hands," going through a person's belongings in public, not allowing people to board because they have a certain book, and refusing to abide by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules. Not many people like the invasion of privacy of airport security. They believe that there can be a reasonable solution to airport security without an invasion of privacy.

On the other hand, many Americans believe that airport security is not an invasion of personal rights. Their thinking is that they are willing to give up some of their personal rights or freedoms to have a safer trip in the air and, in the end, to save their lives. Some people believe that there is room to make airport security even stricter. Should airport security be increased or should the system we have now be improved not to invade a person's privacy or rights?

Airport security is a good thing but not when the security personal step outside their realm of jurisdiction. They have no right to randomly search a person's bag. That bag is

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