Investors Business Daily has an important editorial today that outlines why the Democrats’ position of eliminating the John Doe provision from the Homeland Security bill is so dangerous:
Despite overwhelming support in and out of Congress, legal protection for airline passengers who report suspicious behavior is being blocked by Democratic leaders. Wasn’t one 9/11 enough for them?
Were it not for the courage and sacrifice of the passengers of United Flight 93 who forced their plane into a Pennsylvania field, many in Congress might not be here today, with a gaping hole where the U.S. Capitol still stands. We wonder if this fact is appreciated by those trying to block final passage of the so-called “John Doe” provision protecting from legal action those who report suspicious behavior on airplanes.
Today’s passengers have an advantage. They know what can happen. They know what to look for. They will not be taken by surprise, and they are willing to take action. But some in Congress would sacrifice their lives on the altar of political correctness.
The IBD editorial is blunt but right on target. Read all of it.