Or, if you work for the TSA, you exist in an alternate universe. The all-time illustration of this came in 2002 when a collection of blue-shirted imbeciles in Phoneix Skyport detained Joe Foss because they thought the Medal of Honor in his pocket was a shuriken. Or, as a close second, there is the example of the disabled boy who was forbidden to walk through the metal detector in Philadelphia Airport unless he removed his leg braces. When his father, a Camden, NJ police officer, explained that his son could not walk without the braces, it made no difference. National security was at stake.