Attention: Your Civil Liberties Have Been Violated

Transportation Security Administration
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Notificacion Para Inspeccion...
Wait that's the wrong side. 
Today I got a pleasant note from the government. I expected my baggage to simply be transported by the airlines, but it also received a complimentary re-packing. Here is their loving note to me, in italics, in its entirety. (Bold is mine.)
Transportation Security Administration
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
I love how it becomes the homeland when we're destroying its very foundation.
Notice of Baggage Inspection
To protect you and your fellow passengers, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is required by law* to inspect all checked baggage. As part of this process, some bags are opened and physically inspected. Your bag was among those selected for physical inspection.
I don't know how "physical inspection" of my bag protects me or my fellow passengers, but I guess that's just an idea we have to accept for the sake of the homeland.
During the inspection, your bag and its contents may have been searched for prohibed items. At the completion of inspection, the contents were returned to your bag.
I don't know if the government has read this or not, but there's something called the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, which reads: 
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
In short, this means there actually has to be a reason to grab my bag out of all the rest and have a TSA worker's grubby hands rifle through it.
If the TSA security officer was unable to open your bag for inspection because it was locked, the officer may have been forced to break the locks on your bag. TSA sincerely regrets having to do this, however TSA is not liable for damage to your locks resulting from this necessary security precaution.
Necessary for what? To keep the economy afloat through security spending and thousands of unnecessary TSA jobs? Necessary to keep us in fear? Necessary as another step down the line of government gradually getting us to forget what our Constitution means?
For packing tips and suggestions on how to secure your baggage during your next trip, please visit:
www.tsa.gov
I don't think I can find any tips there on how to secure my baggage from being violated, and I wouldn't need any packing tips if all the things I packed hadn't been removed from the bag and then stuffed back in.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. If you have questions, comments, concerns, please feel free to contact the TSA contact center.
Of course you appreciate our cooperation. It sucks when people demand their rights.
Phone: 866.289.9673 (toll free)
Email: TSA-ContactCenter@dhs.gov
*Section 110(b) of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001, 49 U.S.C. 44901 (c)-(e)
Note that the law dates to 2001. I'm guessing... late 2001.
Smart Security Saves Time
Smart security saves liberty.
"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." -Benjamin Franklin

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