I’m glad America is not police state. Otherwise I’d be worried about goons with guns randomly stopping cars and trucks:
The TSA Is Coming To A Highway Near You: In October Tennessee became the first state to conduct a statewide Department of Homeland Security Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) team operation which randomly inspected Tennessee truck drivers and cars….
VIPR teams which count TSOs among their ranks, conduct searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and every other mass transit location around the country. In fact, as the Los Angeles Times has detailed, VIPR teams conducted 9,300 unannounced checkpoints and other search operations in the last year alone.
More TSA commentary here. I suppose they have to get the people used to being stopped and searched slowly, one small step at a time. Otherwise they might object to it. Far better to go the boiled frog rout.