The horror!

The Hill reports:

“I really believe that that is the place where we feel the most ill at ease, is going through airports,” Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), who serves as assistant minority leader in the House, said on “Fox News Sunday.” Clyburn called for the Transportation Security Administration, which administers airport security checkpoints, to interact “a little better” with the Capitol Hill Police.

“We’ve had some incidents where TSA authorities think that congresspeople should be treated like everybody else,” he said.

Treated like everybody else. Can you imagine?!

One day after Martin Luther King Day, I’m reminded of a line from his letter from the Birmingham Jail:

Let us consider a more concrete example of just and unjust laws. An unjust law is a code that a numerical or power majority group compels a minority group to obey but does not make binding on itself. This is difference made legal. By the same token, a just law is a code that a majority compels a minority to follow and that it is willing to follow itself. This is sameness made legal.

Obviously, King was particularly concerned with a different power group (Southern whites) than here (Congress), but one reason his letter has become timeless is he was expounding principles that apply more broadly than his struggle at the time.

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