When Uncle Sam started peeking at the genitals of U.S. travelers, apologists insisted that his prying eyes were justified. Hadn't terrorists hijacked airplanes on 9/11? John Pistole, head of the Transportation Security Administration, insisted that upset Americans could always choose not to fly.
Sure. After all, the grannies, nuns, and wheelchair-bound are obviously tangos just waiting for the right moment. As to the 'not flying' option, I'm sure that the airlines were very pleased. /sarcasm
Oh, but there's more!
In the future, as people walk from the parking lot of a stadium toward its entrance, they'll be scanned. Sometimes the relevant technology will be sniffing out explosives, detecting metal, or rendering infrared images.
Other times—if all the technology being tested is ultimately implemented—active millimeter waves will peek beneath the clothing of some people in the crowd, rendering graphic images for review by on-site security. And the government bureaucrat of the future will doubtless explain that anyone upset by the virtual searches can opt out by choosing not to attend large concerts or football games.Cheerleader checks! Where do I apply?
It is clear that the Common Sense window was closed when DHS wanted to buy some.