TSA Checkpoint

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A few TSA related links this morning:

1. Ron Paul is set to introduce the American Traveler Dignity Act

Mr. Speaker, today I introduce legislation to protect Americans from physical and emotional abuse by federal Transportation Security Administration employees conducting screenings at the nation’s airports. We have seen the videos of terrified children being grabbed and probed by airport screeners. We have read the stories of Americans being subjected to humiliating body imaging machines and/or forced to have the most intimate parts of their bodies poked and fondled. We do not know the potentially harmful effects of the radiation emitted by the new millimeter wave machines.

In one recent well-publicized case, a TSA official is recorded during an attempted body search saying, “By buying your ticket you gave up a lot of rights.” I strongly disagree and am sure I am not alone in believing that we Americans should never give up our rights in order to travel. As our Declaration of Independence states, our rights are inalienable. This TSA version of our rights looks more like the “rights” granted in the old Soviet Constitutions, where freedoms were granted to Soviet citizens — right up to the moment the state decided to remove those freedoms.

2. Orland Airport has opted out of using the TSA and will go with a private security company, that should take over within 12 months.  Hopefully, other airports follow suit.

3. A WSJ op-ed asks if airport security has gone too far.  In one word: YES

4. The TSA is angry that the media is doing their jobs when it comes to the violations of our Fourth Amendment Rights.

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