0 votes

Video! Ron Paul via Twitter: On C-SPAN Today; Legislation on TSA Abuses Forthcoming

http://www.youtube.com/wa...

twitter.com/RepRonPaul/status/4945382488416256

"I will introduce legislation later today addressing TSA abuses. Look for my floor speech on C-SPAN, probably between 5-6 PM EST..."



Trending on the Web

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Damn! That was one wicked speech.

Damn! That was one wicked speech.

..not as strong as enough is

..not as strong as enough is enough tho..that one is scathing!

I love it when he is pissed off.

He has clearly had enough and so have I.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

The old man beat you guys to the punch via Twitter

Ron Paul RepRonPaul

Enough is enough! It's time to stop TSA abuse. Here is my speech from this evening:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-N5adYM7Kw

Defend Liberty!

Bump for Embed of YouTube link

Thanks

Exercise Your Rights. If You Don't Use Them, You Will Lose Them.
My News Twitter http://twitter.com/sharpsteve
My YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/sharpsteve2003

Michael Nystrom's picture

Thanks.

Done.

He's the man.

I don't even have a cell phone

Nor an ipod, or an i-anything. No TV, either.
Thanks for that link. I still doubt I will ever fly again - they will tone it down just enough for the average person, but I am prone to anxiety attacks. A bad day at TSA could be a death sentence for me.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Awesome!

Well it was worth all that BS waiting. I really hope someone got that and can get it up on YouTube for all to see.

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

Agreed!

I've never seen him quite so animated, Cattle thats exactly right. If we put up with this we are no better than cattle.

LIVE NOW!

LIVE NOW!

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

Oh good grief. Now there's a

Oh good grief. Now there's a tag-team lecture about an architect who's been dead for about 400 years. It feels like I've been watching these clowns for that long.

I'm going to walk my doggies. If the Ron Paul show comes on later, someone will grab it an put it on Youtube.

Ĵīɣȩ Ɖåđşŏń

"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

Michael Nystrom's picture

Hear hear!

.

He's the man.

I was watching since 5pm

Did he do it earlier? or did I have the wrong cspan channel again.

I found the thanksgiving break resolution funny it was so unrelated to what was going on and I heard them read it and still didn't know what it was until they said so on the screen. Probably because my mind was trying to figure out how it related to the interstate notary issue.

I've been listening since

I've been listening since about 4:40EST. I've heard nothing. I did step away for about 15 minutes to go on break but I didn't seem to miss anything while I was gone.

Michael Nystrom's picture

You didn't miss anything during your break.

I was holding down the fort.

I guess it is time to wrap this operation up for me.

I posted the text of his statement here:

http://dailypaul.com/node/149693

I hope we can pass it. Imagine! Making Federal workers subject to the rule of law.

My legislation is simple. It establishes that airport security screeners are not immune from any US law regarding physical contact with another person, making images of another person, or causing physical harm through the use of radiation-emitting machinery on another person. It means they are subject to the same laws as the rest of us.

He's the man.

WE MISSED IT

Dr. Paul must have inadvertently directed us to the wrong location...

November 17, 2010
Ron Paul’s Anti-TSA Legislation
Posted by Lew Rockwell on November 17, 2010 05:13 PM

Ron Paul introduces HR 6416, 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.

The incident of the so-called “underwear bomber” last Christmas is given as justification for the billions of dollars the federal government is spending on the new full-body imaging machines, but a Government Accountability Office study earlier this year concluded that had these scanners been in use they may not have detected the explosive material that was allegedly brought onto the airplane. Additionally, there have been recent press reports calling into question the accuracy and adequacy of these potentially dangerous machines.

My legislation is simple. It establishes that airport security screeners are not immune from any US law regarding physical contact with another person, making images of another person, or causing physical harm through the use of radiation-emitting machinery on another person. It means they are subject to the same laws as the rest of us.

Imagine if the political elites in our country were forced to endure the same conditions at the airport as business travelers, families, senior citizens, and the rest of us. Perhaps this problem could be quickly resolved if every cabinet secretary, every member of Congress, and every department head in the Obama administration were forced to submit to the same degrading screening process as the people who pay their salaries.

I warned at the time of the creation of the TSA that an unaccountable government entity in control of airport security would provide neither security nor defend our basic freedom to travel. Yet the vast majority of both Republicans and Democrats then in Congress willingly voted to create another unaccountable, bullying agency– in a simple-minded and unprincipled attempt to appease public passion in the wake of 9-11. Sadly, as we see with the steady TSA encroachment on our freedom and dignity, my fears in 2001 were justified.

The solution to the need for security at US airports is not a government bureaucracy. The solution is to allow the private sector, preferably the airlines themselves, to provide for the security of their property. As a recent article in Forbes magazine eloquently stated, “The airlines have enormous sums of money riding on passenger safety, and the notion that a government bureaucracy has better incentives to provide safe travels than airlines with billions of dollars worth of capital and goodwill on the line strains credibility.” In the meantime, I hope we can pass this legislation and protect Americans from harm and humiliation when they choose to travel.
Bookmark/Share

Are you sure? Are you sure

Are you sure? Are you sure that Lew didn't receive an advance copy of the remarks?

Ĵīɣȩ Ɖåđşŏń

"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

No I'm not sure. But this

No I'm not sure. But this hearing has nothing to do with TSA and the time frame of Dr. Paul's announcement has come and gone. I can only assume.

HR. 6416 No record of this bill
The only record of "Ron Paul" and 6416 is this:

http://ronpaulforum.com/showthread.php?t=252179

ahh the good ol days.

Michael Nystrom's picture

It is on Paul's website

http://paul.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=arti...

But I've been watching since 4:30.

Ugh. I wasted 2 hours.

He's the man.
Michael Nystrom's picture

How is this the 20th Anniversary

of the start of the Gulf War (August 2, 1990)?

My calendar says November 17.

Is the House running this far behind?

Are we going to have to wait 3 months for Ron Paul's anti-Fourth Amendment TSA naked porno radiation x-ray scanner bill?

He's the man.

This is the Veterans Affairs

This is the Veterans Affairs Committee...

I can't believe that taxpayers pay these people to conduct this sort of work in Washington. Maybe we should work to eliminate certain committees.

Michael Nystrom's picture

"work"

I can't believe it, either.

Seriously. Rome is burning, and they're celebrating a victory over a tin-pot dictator who we installed into power in the first place.

I feel like that Talking Head's song,

"You may ask yourself,
Well, how did I (we) get here?"

He's the man.

Blecch

Watching those butchers make sausage always nauseates me. They just brought up a resolution to give attaboys to some coach who just won a 400th game, and took five minutes voting on whether to vote on it.

Come to think of it, we would all be much better off if all they ever did was congratulate jocks.

Ĵīɣȩ Ɖåđşŏń

"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

If e does speak

I hope someone posts it. I can't watch this BS anymore !

Ditto.

Ditto. Now a woman is bloviating over how great Iraq War 1.0 was. That's the one that the US tricked Saddam into starting, if you will recall.

Ĵīɣȩ Ɖåđşŏń

"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

Do they

even talk about anything relevent to America of any importance? Obituaries, recognizing football coaches, condemning the Hunta. Jeexz !

I've seen nada from Dr. Paul.

I've seen nada from Dr. Paul. Anyone else seen anything? I've been recording the CSPAN session just in case I miss it. Are we sure this is on CSPAN?

Michael Nystrom's picture

Me neither

They named a Post Office. Now they're talking about Burma, and to the people who are 'yearning to see democracy take root in Burma' (Rep. Donald Manzullo).

How about a democratic approach to whether the American people want naked porno radiation x-ray scanners at the airport? Let's take a vote.

He's the man.

I am thinking the same thing

This is so annoying. LIKE IT IS ANY OF OUR BUSINESS WHAT THEY ARE DOING IN BURMA. Talk about what's going on here!

Healthnut4freedom

The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

Michael Nystrom's picture

Now commemorating

"The 20th Anniversary of Gulf War Start" - Desert Shield, Desert Sabre, Desert Storm.

"We did win that war!" (That was never declared), she declares.

Let's name a special day for all of them, those brave heroes many who are now homeless, with mysterious conditions, and spend their days sitting on sidewalks with ragged cardboard signs that say, "Homeless Gulf War Veteran. Anything will help."

Yeah, let's name a special day for them.

He's the man.