Regarding a thoughtful comment to my post Friendly Skies,
Thanks for taking a look at this!
I guess I should clarify a little bit and say let the airports be in charge of their own security.
I think you are raising good points in regards to the minutia of air travel and security, but I don't see why a private company couldn't take care of all of these issues far more effectively and efficiently than a Giant central government bureaucracy.
Having a plane crash is very, very bad for business in the airline industry. Take away absolutely all subsidies and tax breaks given to the airlines and airports, put them in charge of their own security, and watch it flourish. It will be more pleasant to fly, and you won't be treated like a criminal every time you board.
Also, if the US government would stop slaughtering innocent people overseas, I suspect it would help the cause of airline safety a bit.