More than 700,000 people packed the National Mall in Washington D.C. Monday January 21st for the Inauguration of United States President Barack Obama. Most of the 700,000 went through a layer of Security Checkpoints that concluded with hundreds of TSA agents thoroughly searched through peoples bags and use of multiple Metal Detectors. Was the use of TSA agents needed when National Guard Troops, FBI agents, Secret Service agents, ATF, DHS, DC Police were all present near and around the National Mall?
"You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic." ~ Winston S. Churchill - in Blood, Sweat and Tears.