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TSA: Governance by Bureaucracy Equals Long Lines and Indifference

05/25/2016

Airport Fed Up with TSA

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TSA: Governance by Bureaucracy Lead to Long Lines and Indifference

Every traveler dislikes the long lines, invasion of privacy and often rude and indifferent TSA employees at our airports. With thousands of disgruntled travelers, many of our airports have threatened to seek private inspectors to replace TSA. Fox News reports that Port Authority (which operates Newark, JFK, and LaGuardia airports) notified the TSA that it was “exploring the merits of participating in the Screening Partnership Program (SPP) to enhance flexibility in the assignments and operating hours of front line screening staff.”

Fox News knows changing entrenched federal bureaucracies is very difficult:

Unfortunately, telling a federal agency to go home is never easy. And with the SPP, it’s very complicated, indeed.

Why can’t the airport just tell the TSA their contract is terminated and install other forms of inspection? Why doesn’t the Port Authority please their customers – traveling and commuting Americans? Congress is the problem. In 2001, Congress created the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and decreed a process to procure alternatives to TSA inspectors by “explore(ing) the merits of participating in the Screening Partnership Program (SPP) to enhance flexibility in the assignments and operating hours of front line screening staff.”

Hence, the Port Authority (PA) must abide by the law and the SPP process. Worse, the PA must seek the approval from the TSA. Even worse, TSA created additional rules that makes it close to impossible to terminate them. Fox News explains:

The agency is not at all inclined to kick itself out of a job. That’s why former TSA Administrator John Pistole decided to reinterpret the law so that airports could use SPP vendors only when “a clear and substantial advantage to do so emerges.”

Hence, immune from being replaced, the long lines, invasion of privacy and the often rude and indifferent TSA employees will continue. This is a prime example of how America has become ruled by bureaucracies, which is totally contrary to Article I of the Constitution. Only Congress makes the laws.

Dishonorably, Congress has abdicated their privilege and duty. Most Members of Congress hate to make decisions, because their constituents could turn against them. In the end, Senators and Members of Congress lust to get re-elected and retain their privileges of power. So, Congress regularly passes general laws which give great rule-making power to the bureaucracy. Hence, Rule by Bureaucracy prevails, which controls everything – interpretation, implementation, adjudication and penalty.

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