Big sister has mandated that everyone who wants to watch the Super Bowl in person must submit to an electronic screening and a physical patdown. Once again we see the oppressive federal power attempting to make American citizens accustomed to violations of their personal rights. It is the practice of all totalitarian regimes to force their citizens to submit to dehumanizing practices in order to break down natural resistance to loss of liberty. Although it is not politically correct to say so, this is exactly the tactic used in Nazi Germany. Little by little the populace was made to accept as normal dehumanizing actions against selected portions of the population. The only difference in America is that this abusive behavior is being forced upon everyone. We have already been robbed of the privilege to travel by air unmolested. Now we are watching the erosion of our liberty to enjoy entertainment without the mandated groping by totalitarian thugs.
Be aware, this will not end until American citizens refuse to go along with the leftist charade. The camel’s nose is well under the tent and the federal power will continue to seek out opportunity to pressure American citizens into compliance with the dehumanizing practices of unlawful search and seizure. First it was the airports and then other forms of public transportation: now it’s the Super Bowl. It won’t end here: indeed, this is only the beginning.
For reference here are the rules that have been mandated for Super Bowl XLV:
As part of the increased security surrounding the Super Bowl, NFL and federal authorities are limiting what fans can bring to Cowboys Stadium.
Everyone entering the stadium must pass through a magnetometer, such as those used at airports, and get a patdown as part of the screening process. The majority of fans will enter through checkpoints on the east side of Cowboys Stadium.
Small bags are allowed, but will be searched, and jackets will be X-rayed.
Items fans can’t bring into Cowboys Stadium:
Weapons, mace/pepper spray, fireworks
Camcorders, tripods, camera cases and binocular cases
Grills, tents, poles, sticks
Banners, noisemakers, horns, beach balls, Frisbees, laser lights and pointers
Containers of any type, coolers of any size, backpacks
Bottles, cans, hairspray
Items fans can bring into Cowboys Stadium:
Small cameras and binoculars, but not camera cases and binocular cases
Items purchased in Fan Plaza on Game Day
Source: Star-Telegram online, “Routine Items Not Allowed”