Just say “No” to Government Groping

Ron Paul says, “Enough is Enough,” and I agree.

  • Why do we allow the government to do things that would land anybody else in jail?
  • Why do we allow ourselves to be given doses of skin cancer causing radiation to make us feel more secure?
  • Why do allow the TSA to photograph our naked bodies and store the photos in government data bases?
  • Why do we allow the TSA to sexually molest ourselves, our wives, and our children?
  • Why do we put up with being treated like a criminal or a terrorist by government thugs and have to prove our innocence to them?

When you enter an American airport these days and purchase an airline ticket, you are relinquishing your Constitutional rights and are no longer protected by the Bill of Rights. TSA boss John S. Pistole testified before Congress saying the TSA will enforce the new policies despite complaints that the search methods are too invasive and a violation of the Fourth Amendment.

The TSA warns that any “would-be commercial airline passenger” who enters an airport checkpoint and refuses to be subjected to “the method of inspection designated by the TSA will not be allowed to fly and also will not be permitted to simply leave the airport.”

The TSA has warned Americans that they may be arrested and fined $11,000 if they refuse to cooperate with the agency’s invasive and humiliating techniques.

“Once a person submits to the screening process, they can not just decide to leave that process,” Sari Koshetz, regional TSA spokesperson, told the Palm Beach Post. The policy includes people who decide not to fly. The TSA will work with local police in order to make sure the person remains on the premises and answers questions. “Anyone refusing faces fines up to $11,000 and possible arrest.”

“All of us have a right to travel without such crude invasions of our privacy,” the ACLU said in a statement. “You shouldn’t have to check your rights when you check your luggage.”

Perhaps we should all take the advice of the Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, and if you don’t want to pass through an airport scanner that allows security agents to see an image of your naked body or to undergo the alternative, a thorough manual search, you may have to find another way to travel this holiday season.

Just say “No” to Janet Napolitano

One online group is hoping to make the busiest travel day of the year the platform for “National Opt-Out Day,” protesting the TSA’s new policy of using full body scanners. “The goal of National Opt Out Day is to send a message to our lawmakers that we demand change,” it reads on the group’s web site. “We have a right to privacy and buying a plane ticket should not mean that we’re guilty until proven innocent. This day is needed because many people do not understand what they consent to when choosing to fly.”

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