Submitted Comments

99. From F. K, Dallas, TX, 19 October 2004, 10:04:07 AM PST

SECURE FLIGHT would be a great tool if it had anything to do with secure flight. It is simply CAPPSII under another name. If this test isn't stopped, there will be little left to stop the TSA from running checks on everyone who flies. The inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), still hasn't completed their investigation into all of TSA's previous privacy violations and now you want to subject innocent citizens to MORE?! stop this madness NOW!

97. From Mark B, Malden, Ma, 19 October 2004, 08:53:16 AM PST

I am deeply concerned by the increasing restrictions the government has placed on travel -- restrictions that echo those of totalitarian states, not the traditions or the constitution of the United States. To restrict travel of citizens -- at the whim of an unaccountable bureaucracy, and without any evident oversight, due process, or appeal, is flatly wrong.

96. From Eric L, Fair Lawn, NJ, 19 October 2004, 08:05:38 AM PST

The TSA's Secure Flight program is a violation of privacy and is raft with bugs, flaws, and misconceptions.

95. From Dave E, Austin, TX, 19 October 2004, 07:16:24 AM PST

I recently found myself on the TSA's "No Fly List" as a result of a common name. Shockingly, I also discovered that by adding a single initial--that incidently does not appear on my actual identification--found I was able to easily bypass the entire screening system. Joe Smith is suddenly a terrorist. Joe Z Smith is ... welcome aboard!

Please--give me a break. The thought that a government agency can "protect" me through a screening process that can't even tell the difference between absolutely law abiding people and those from those intent on actual harm is poppycock.

Want to feel secure? Demand from our government policies and actual practices that make it clear to all that we resepct the rights of individuals. Make your voice heard, and make your preferences known. It's up to each of us to demand this.

94. From James M, West Palm Beach,, FL, 19 October 2004, 06:50:16 AM PST

The GOP and the Bu$h Administration needs to be reminded that the U.S. has a constitution that has NOT been suspended (yet) and that the Bu$h Administration does NOT have the right to suspend this constitution! I will NOT give up my rights in order to give Bu$hCo more power!

92. From Ned H, Estes Park, CO, 19 October 2004, 05:41:49 AM PST

I was born in the land of the free. I hope I continue to live in the land of the free, but this program makes that look unlikely. It sounds like South Africa: "Let me see your ID." There is no law requiring any sort of ID or passport for internal travel and I want to keep it that way.

91. From John, TN, 19 October 2004, 02:58:04 AM PST

Dear Madams/Sirs:

The United States of America is a nation unique in all of human history; it is the first nation to hold the powers of its government as subservient to the rights of the individuals within it. All of the individual's rights enumerated within our Constitution's original framework exemplify this basic distinguishing premise.

We thank you for your monumental efforts to secure the safety of the people of this great nation.

HOWEVER, forcing the surrender of millions of individuals' private information is an abridgement of this fundamental principle, and in attempting this you will be defiling the honorable memory and courageous efforts of our founders and the citizens who have since defended these rights with their lives.

Please remain Americans, unique in Man's development, and abandon this effort at once.


90. From Debbie, CA, 19 October 2004, 02:03:20 AM PST

As a patriotic U. S. citizen, born in the United States, I oppose the Secure Flight program and any similar program. �Secure Flight� does not make me feel more secure. On the contrary, I am now very afraid about how my personal information, which was extracted from my June 2004 flying records without my knowledge or consent, will be used. I do not trust this program. I do not have confidence in the TSA. And I see a huge waste of taxpayers� dollars. Please rescind this program now!

89. From Wolfgang W, Minneapolis, MN, 19 October 2004, 12:57:09 AM PST

Why is there no information readily available as to how a name placed on the list by mistake can be taken off?

88. From Douglas B, Wadena, MN, 19 October 2004, 12:51:12 AM PST

The Federal Government has no need or right to monitor my movements. It will in no way improve the safety of the American Public to impliment a monitoring program of American citizens travel habits, while there is an absolute certainty that the information will be used for corrupt political ends. This must not be allowed to proceed.

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