USA Today is reporting that the TSA is planning to reduce or eliminate the shoe removal requirement when passing through airline security checkpoints. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said, "We are moving towards an intelligence and risk-based approach to how we screen. I think one of the first things you will see over time is the ability to keep your shoes on. One of the last things you will [see] is the reduction or limitation on liquids."
While this is a step in the right direction, it is not good enough. Elimination of the TSA and its unwarranted searches is the only viable solution warranted by the Constitution. Airlines and airports should be responsible for their own screening, not the bloated federal bureaucracy.