The airline says under government security rules is has to "re-accommodate" passengers if their actions or presence make a majority of the other passengers uncomfortable.
Does anyone know if this is actually codified somewhere? The passengers on any flight can get together and vote off anyone they don't like? Airplane Survivor?posted by aaron at 10:28 AM on September 21, 2001
This post deserves to win some kind of award.posted by aaron at 2:50 PM on September 21, 2001
Perhaps it is, but you are not the one that gets to decide the rule in unconstitutional. Until a court overturns it, or at least grants an injunction pending the outcome of a lawsuit against it, the rule is legal and binding.
If the rule actually exists in the first place, which still is unclear.
Step back and think about whether we *ever* want to allow restrictions of something as essential to our freedoms in this country as the right to travel freely based on religion or ethnicity.
EVER? I have no trouble imagining circumstances where such restrictions might have to be put in place. They would have to be exceedingly wild circumstances, to be sure, but if it ever were to come to the point where the very existence of the United States itself were in jeopardy due to an out-of-control war, I'd take a temporary imposition of such restrictions over the total collapse of the government. Because I can guarantee you that in such a case, our government would not be replaced by a regime more concerned about such essential freedoms.posted by aaron at 3:03 PM on September 21, 2001
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