One of the most miserable parts about traveling is getting through airport security.
The TSA is quick to snatch your bottle of water or tube of toothpaste even though reports have shown just how ineffective their methods actually are at keeping travelers safe.
But now at the direction of Biden, they’ve been given a whole new level of authority, and they’re bound to abuse their new power in the worst way ever.
The Biden administration issued their “mask challenge” to Americans – forcing healthy Americans to wear a mask on all federal property (including National Parks) and while traveling.
For nearly a year, Americans have obliged and worn their masks at the airport – but apparently it isn’t enough for the current administration.
New orders have come down actually giving TSA agents a whole new level of power which includes punishing those who don’t comply with the mask mandate.
A TSA press release stated:
“Passengers without a mask may be denied entry, boarding, or continued transport. Failure to comply with the mask requirement can result in civil penalties…
Those Passengers who refuse to wear a mask will not be permitted to enter the secure area of the airport, which includes the terminal and gate area. Depending on the circumstance, those who refuse to wear a mask may be subject to a civil penalty for attempting to circumvent screening requirements, interfering with screening personnel, or a combination of those offenses.”
And yes – this applies to all children over the age of 2.
Which means, if a 3-year-old is struggling to keep her mask on while going through security – TSA can prevent the entire family from boarding and even fine the family!
And if you think you can get a break from wearing your mask to eat your sandwich or take sip of your beverage, guess again.
New regulations instruct travelers to actually put their mask back on between bites!
The actual TSA directive states: “Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted for eating or drinking; the mask must be worn between bites and sips.”
Can you imagine!?
But wait, there’s more!
Not only are you forced to wear a mask, but now they are doubling down on what kind of mask is “acceptable”.
The TSA press release continued:
“According to the CDC Order, face masks should cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly against the sides without gaps. Masks can be either manufactured or homemade and should be a solid piece of material without slits, exhalation valves, or punctures. While medical masks and N-95 respirators fulfill CDC and TSA’s requirements, face shields and/or goggles are not an acceptable substitute for the use of a mask; however, they may be used in addition to an acceptable mask.”
Officials have already touted the idea of instructing Americans to wear two, even three, masks at a time!
I wouldn’t be surprised if this new recommendation becomes mandatory in the weeks to come.
But regardless, TSA officials already have an unprecedented amount of power, and now they have a new way to terrorize passengers.
Instead of actually doing their jobs, their focus will shift to make sure grandma’s mask is on between sips of her soup.
With regulations like these, no wonder Americans are fed up with travel.
Ridiculous mask regulations and the looming threat of a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine record just to travel in the United States are causing Americans to opt out and hit the road instead.
While Biden hasn’t declared an official “national lockdown” – with policies like these, it’s like he unofficially has.
So if you’re brave enough to travel in the upcoming months – brace yourself.
In addition to being poked, prodded, and having your luggage ripped apart…
… you can now look forward to no longer being able to enjoy your meal without being harassed to keep your mask on.
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