Federal Attitude Policy
TSA agents can slap fines on Americans based on "attitude," which TSA classifies as one of the "aggravating factors" in determining financial punishments. TSA has issued no guidance on the precise amount of obligatory groveling at airport checkpoints. People who question TSA commands are probably far more likely to be fined.
And, hey, put a lid on that smirk. You can be fined up to $10,000 if you get caught with it.
P.S. My favorite author, King of Smirkers, has written some good articles on the madness of the TSA. The man knows how to poke fun. And when to grovel. He’s smart like that.