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Modesty Vs. Security

Are you willing to pose for the TSA?

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Visitor Comments: 64

(64) Carolyn, February 6, 2014 5:58 PM

Do what you need to

If it saves lives because one incident is detected then I would say that life is more precious than modesty. Am I modest? Yes I am, but I would rather save a life than retain my own personal comfort of modesty. If someone was bleeding to death and needed my shirt for a tourniquet, I would do it and not think twice about it. If you were in the shower and discovered your house was on fire, would you wait to get dressed or climb out the bathroom window? Does it make a difference if we never know the people whose lives we may have saved through security measures or does it only count when we see them face to face? Life is the most precious thing Our Creator has given us. I have to respectfully disagree.

(63) Lefteddie, March 14, 2010 3:48 AM

I agree with Rabbi Saloman

I agree with the rabbi, this is going way too far. This is America; we are losing more and more of our freedoms everyday. I don’t want to lose my freedom of privacy because of some terrorist group. Just who is winning the war when we keep giving up our hard fought freedom? A lot of American lives were lost fighting for the freedom we now enjoy; I don’t feel like giving it up to one of our enemies. The TSA can say what they want, those machines are way too explicit and abuse is guaranteed to take place. Women will be monitoring men and men will be monitoring women, its going to be a joke. And like other posters said, the terrorists will find another way. This is not the end all be all solution to the problem, its just creating another problem, the loss of our individual personal bodily privacy. Lefteddie

(62) Pauline, February 11, 2010 5:20 PM

I also strongly disagree with the Rabbi. I totally agree with Rob's comments. If you were asked to strip - that is going to far but a scanner is completely different. If you don't want to be scanned, don't fly. My security in the air is more important than someone's modesty.

(61) Rob, February 10, 2010 4:13 PM

X-ray Machines at airports

I respecrfully disagree with the Rabbi's comments regarding the placement of X-ray machines at airports. I would be more than willing to expose myself to whomever it takes in order to prevent harm, terror or possible death at an airport or on a plane. I agree with profiling as well and in addition to X-ray machines. The inconvenience and "immodesty" implemented at airports pales in comparison to the death and destruction which may be created by even one heinous act allowed to fall through the cracks. Look me up, look me down, look inside of me if you have to. We will all be safer for it.

(60) Marilyn, January 26, 2010 4:55 AM

I agree with Rabbi Salomon

I certainly don't want some man (I would assume it was a man unless I knew for sure it was a woman) in a remote location seeing a fairly clear image of my nude body. The fact that he doesn't see my face or know my name makes no difference. Having my body scanned, but not my face, is the same to me as being photographed nude with a bag over my head. Furthermore, I don't believe full body scans will make us any safer; the terrorists will either hide explosives in body cavities or swallow them. Or, instead of airplanes, they will find other targets. I can think of plenty other places that have much more people than on one airplane. If I had my choice, I would rather be patted down by a female security officer (or I wouldn't be happy about it), than going through one of the scanners. (I would have a BIG PROBLEM IF MALE SECURITY OFFICERS PATTED DOWN WOMEN OR VICE VERSA!)

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