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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Don't fly for the holidays

Ron Paul warns Americans of the consequences of submitting to the Federal molesters at the TSA:
“If we tolerate this,” Paul said, “there’s something wrong with us.” He added that the American people deserve to be humiliated and demeaned by the government if they refuse to stand up and resist. Paul predicted Americans will eventually boycott the airlines to put an end to the intrusive searches and the unconscionable use of dangerous backscatter radiation naked body scanners. “Maybe the Congress will get off their duffs and do something in January,” he said, “and insist we reign in the TSA.”
I certainly hope he's right, but I have to confess, I tend to think there is something wrong with us and most people will adapt to gate rape as the new status quo sooner rather than later. I don't see that taken as a whole, Americans value freedom very much anymore. The Tea Party talks a good game, but they appear to have swallowed the "security" argument as readily as the good little liberal fascists.

Regardless, I'm not flying and won't fly until our 4th Amendment rights are respected at the airport again. Because if Americans accept the scanners, they're soon going to see them everywhere from buses to shopping malls.

Napolitano said her agency is now looking into ways to make other popular means of travel safer for passengers and commuters. Napolitano isn’t the only one who’s suggested that advanced scanning machines could be used in places beyond airports. Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, introduced legislation this past September that would authorize testing of body scanners at some federal buildings.

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