CBS newsman Bob Schieffer says that “Real security is built on trust in the government.” He actually wrote that! Read it here.
Trust in the government. That’s a scary proposition if you really think about it. The more bureaucracy you add to deal with a potential crisis, the more likely it is that the potential crisis becomes an actual crisis. I get the point Schieffer was making about spin and how the feds should be honest with us when addressing terror-related events, but you can’t just depend on the government to protect you in these kinds of situations. The flight crew and a brave passenger saved the day on Christmas Day. Not the TSA or DHS.
Everything the federal government can and should do to improve our domestic security will not completely protect us from a future terrorist attack. If we are completely committed to telling the truth to the American people, we should start by admitting this.