Blondie has an interesting question, the timing of which is ironic given the T-shirt post below: would you consent to a bag search?
I would love to say 'hell no', but I know that I would. Probably, I would do it if I needed to get somewhere in a hurry. I do not think that the searches will make anybody safer. It's sort of like airport searches. They are not really going to protect us, but the feds can point out that they are doing "something". Since I have to get on a plane fairly frequently, I have a gut suspicion that I would just ride the subway anyway, unless the delay got to the point that it was not worth it.
But, I must say, I would not go gently into that good night. When I was at NCDC, I picked up a button that says, "Oh well, I wasn't using my civil liberties anyway." It probably counts for nothing, but it makes me feel better to wear it through airports.