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Dr. Ron Paul: Are Air Travelers Criminal Suspects?

by Dr. Ron Paul
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 | The Daily Bell

The growing revolt against invasive TSA practices is encouraging to Americans who are fed up with federal government encroachment in their lives. In the case of air travelers, this encroachment is quite literally physical. But a deep-seated libertarian impulse still exists within the American people, and opposition to the new TSA full body scanner and groping searches is gathering momentum.

I introduced legislation last week that is based on a very simple principle: federal agents should be subject to the same laws as ordinary citizens. If you would face criminal prosecution or a lawsuit for groping someone, exposing them to unwelcome radiation, causing them emotional distress, or violating indecency laws, then TSA agents should similarly face sanctions for their actions.

This principle goes beyond TSA agents, however. As commentator Lew Rockwell recently noted, the bill "enshrines the key lesson of the freedom philosophy: the government is not above the moral law. If it is wrong for you and me, it is wrong for people in government suits. ... That is true of TSA crimes too." The revolt against TSA also serves as a refreshing reminder that we should not give in to government alarmism or be afraid to question government policies.

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How can public servants be

How can public servants be exempt from the laws that affect us? After all, they work for us, not the other way around.

If it's illegal for us, it's certainly illegal for them.

TSA Employees Are The Newly Employed American Workers,,

,,Promised by the Obama administration a few months ago!

Look for TSA goons outside of super markets, Wal-Marts, movie theaters, sporting events, schools, and anyplace American people decide to gather, in the future,,,,unless we as a huge group end this nonsense right now !

Do Americans feel safer in airports in general?

Answer, "NO" !

Intimidation doesn't make anybody more safe, it simply causes more ""Blowback"" from angry people.

Keep poking sticks into hornets nests and Honey bee hives and see how the hornets and Honeybees react !


3 cheers for value producing job

broken windows, anyone?

^Some liberty spreading stuff I do

Truth is treason in the empire of lies. -Ron Paul

I was wondering if it applied

I was wondering if it applied to all federal agents. So that would mean no more "No Warrant Raids" by the FBI or unwarrented searches and seizures by the DEA? I think this is a good thing!

Excellently written piece...

as always!

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!

good find Sunny

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