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TSA's "Quiet Skies" Program

Postby magentabluesky » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:56 am

Regarding the story on Quiet Skies:

Former FAA Safety Inspector David Soucie speaks about the new program that tracks unsuspecting US citizens.

Quote: “But it is hard to remember that flying is a privilege and it really is not a right.”

Federal Aviation Act of 1958
PUBLIC LAW 85-726-AUG. 23, 1958

PUBLIC RIGHT OF TRANSIT
SEC, 104. There is hereby recognized and declared to exist in behalf of any citizen of the United States a public right of freedom of transit through the navigable airspace of the United States.

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Re: TSA's "Quiet Skies" Program

Postby magentabluesky » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:57 pm

Kyle Ambrose wrote:The Difference Between Rights and Privileges

What is a right? Here are the necessary characteristics for calling something a right:

It is something that human beings possess naturally and inherently. It belongs to you because you are a human being made in God’s image. You are born with it.
It has not been given to you by other people and should not be taken from you. No government can grant it, and no government should violate it. If a government violates people’s rights, it is usurping God’s authority.
It is universal. Since it is inherent to human beings, all human beings have the same ones.
It is recognized universally–or very nearly so. Since everybody wants his or her rights recognized by others, it logically follows that he or she must recognize the rights of others.
It imposes only a passive (or negative) obligation on other people. It says what others may not do to you.

Here are the characteristics of a privilege:

It is something that is given to you by somebody else.
It is usually something that certain people have while other people do not have it. For example, some people receive the privilege of going to college at no cost to them, while other people must students must pay full tuition.
It is open to dispute and is often disputed. For example, should people have the privilege of free health care? That question is debatable.
It imposes an active (or positive) obligation on other people. It says what somebody else must do for you.Here are what I consider a valid definitions for the two words:

right–something that is claimed by almost all people and recognized by almost all people as an inherent property or quality of human beings that imposes a passive or negative obligation on other human beings

privilege–something that people ask for or that somebody voluntarily grants to another as a special favor that imposes an active or positive obligation on the one providing it


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Re: TSA's "Quiet Skies" Program

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:05 am

magentabluesky wrote:Former FAA Safety Inspector David Soucie speaks about the new program that tracks unsuspecting US citizens.

Quote: “But it is hard to remember that flying is a privilege and it really is not a right.”


I guess it is hard to remember because it wasn't true in the first place. Good catch Michael!!
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