Ron Paul to introduce the American Traveler Dignity ActSubmitted by telepathic on Wed, 07/06/2011 - 09:09
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) has once more called for the privatization of airport security amidst the “appalling treatment” travelers receive at airports, in the latest post on the congressman’s “Texas Straight Talk” blog.
“The press reports are horrifying,” Paul wrote. “Ninety-five-year-old women humiliated, children molested, disabled people abused. Men and women subjected to unwarranted groping and touching of their most private areas, and involuntary radiation exposure.”
Paul mentioned a piece of legislation he will introduce this week — The American Traveler Dignity Act - that will address his concerns about airport security and personal privacy. The act, in essence, would hold Transportaion Safety Administration (TSA) employees to the same standards as average citizens in regards to physical contact, making images of another person or causing “physical harm” to another person through the use of radiation-emitting machines.