Sunday, December 27, 2009

DeMint: The threat of unionization

SC Sen. Jim DeMint thinks the scare in Detroit should provoke other, less obvious concerns.

I am concerned because it’s related to another issue that we’re dealing with now in the Senate.

The administration is intent on unionizing and submitting our airport security to union bosses, collective bargaining, and this is at a time, as Senator Lieberman says, that we’ve got to use our imagination.

We’ve got to -- we have to be constantly flexible. We have to out-think the terrorists. And when we formed the airport security system, we realized we could not use collective bargaining and unionization because of that need to be flexible. Yet that appears to be the top priority now of the administration.

And this whole thing should remind us, Chris, that the soft talk about engagement, closing Gitmo -- these things are not going to appease the terrorists. They’re going to keep coming after us, and we can’t have politics as usual in Washington. And I’m afraid that’s what we’ve got right now with airport security.