Now it is apparently a crime to embarrass the government by proving airport security is imaginary.
The FBI charged 20-year-old Nate Heatwole with carrying concealed weapons aboard airplanes after he snuck boxcutters and imitation explosives onto two Southwest Airline jets, with notes about inept security.
The FBI apparently wants to send him to prison for ten years.
But not CBS News. In February, 2002, "CBS News ... [used] a fake driver's license to purchase tickets on three major airlines at five different airports." 
And not the New York Daily News. Last year on Labor Day weekend, "reporters carried box cutters, razor knives and pepper spray aboard flights at 11 different airports, including those used by the September 11 hijackers." 
No, we don't punish reporters. We punish a college student who's trying to sound an alarm about inept airport security.
The government is showing the same silly, illogical buffoonery as when a GI Joe doll was confiscated from carry-on baggage because Joe was carrying a two-inch toy rifle.
Airport security, and this prosecution of Nathanial Heatwole, are sick jokes.
Brad Messer commentary, KTSA.
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