You'll be glad to know that Homeland Security is working hard to protect Americans from the next wannabe terrorist who would like nothing better than to murder as many innocent people as possible. The men and women of TSA (the people who screen you at the airport) truely deserve our thanks.
Having said that, no one at TSA or Homeland Security can explain why a six-year old girl from Ohio cannot be removed from the no-fly list. And the bad publicity this fiasco creates in the media makes their job even harder. Add to that the fact that no one at the agency will accept responsibility for it.
Here's a link to the story:
Alyssa Thomas, Age 6, Is Flagged on the No-Fly List as Possible Terrorist
Feeling outraged? Wanna write your Congressman, or even Janet Napolitano, the head of Homeland Security, to express your concern? Don't bother. Because according the the TSA, such mistakes can't happen. It's true...they have a blog on their website that says so. The media must be making it all up.
Here's the link to the TSA's official blog in which they explain that there are, in fact, no children on the no-fly list:
There are No Children on the No Fly or Selectee List
You see, according to TSA, it's the airlines' fault. And the airlines just blame the government...our government.
Where's George Orwell when we need him??