Are we getting security, or just security theater?

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September 11, 2011
John Stossel's Take
by John Stossel  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"After 9/11, the U.S. Congress created the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration. America went to war, overtly and covertly, in several countries. Nearly $8 trillion was spent on what is called 'security,' Chris Hellman of the National Priorities Project estimates. Was it worth it? ... No, says Reason magazine editor Matt Welch: 'There's no reason at all that the bureaucratization of security is going to make us any more safe,' Welch said. 'All we have to do is go on an airplane ... to see that there's a difference between security and security theater, between federalizing a problem and actually solving the problem.'" (09/11/11)  

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