Scott Horton Interviews Becky Akers

Scott Horton, November 24, 2010

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Becky Akers, columnist at, discusses the Transportation Security Administration’s dual purpose: to give air travelers a good show of security theater and to inure Americans to a police state, why engaging in protest is the only good reason left to visit an airport, the superficial proposals to “privatize” TSA screeners without changing their operating methods and why it isn’t possible to prevent terrorism in a free society (but the threat can be decreased with a peaceful foreign policy).

MP3 here. (19:44)

Becky Akers, an expert on the American Revolution, writes frequently about issues related to security and privacy. Her articles and columns have been published by, The Freeman, Military History Magazine, American History Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, the New York Post, and other publications.

4 Responses to “Becky Akers”

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  2. I like this woman's passion. She calls a spade a spade. The TSA is evil. Full stop. Bravo!

  3. Feminists do indeed hold that women should be strong enough to fight against threats, whether from the terrorists or government. Without feminism, Ms. Akers would not be taken seriously enough to write and give interviews. She would be barefoot, pregnant, and valued only for domestic duties and reproduction.

  4. There is no constitutional basis for federal restrictions on inter-state travel. I agree that the TSA must be abolished. Bravo Becky, we need to many, many more like you.

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