The TSA inspires a culture of fear. The indignities we are made to suffer at airports are a manifestation of a government that does not trust its people, and believes that the way to security is to encourage us not to trust each other.
Since I am always scanned or felt up in airports because of a the metal in my hip replacement, I purposely violate the rules for carry-on luggage. Most of the time, my bags go right through on the belt.
Americans on the go are increasingly upset about the intrusiveness of airport sercurity. Perhaps lessons can be learned by examining the health effects on Palestinians who have for years submitted to similar security checks.