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Rand Paul Detained by TSA in Nashville

Rand Paul's Facebook account just posted that Senator Rand Paul was detained by the TSA in Nashville with more information coming when available.

Anyone else heard anything about this?

Update from Politico: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/71818.html

Update from ABC (with video): http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/01/rand-paul-in-pa...

Slate: Detention Unconstitutional: http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2012/01/23/don_t_touch_ran...

White House Sides with TSA:

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deacon's picture

so true

and had it been another miss america we would be just as up in arms
but if it was just an average joe(like what we go through everyday),nobody and i mean nobody would say a damn thing about it
and how do i know this? because it happens everyday
and nobody posts anything about it,its like it doesn't exist
unless it happens to an IMPORTANT person
P.S. not harping on you samadamscw, i just used yours for
launch point,spring board if you will

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Spring away.

Be my guest.

The Paul's need to make use

The Paul's need to make use of this situation to go after the Obama administration. The Obama admin is probably terrified of the Paul's and their consistent defense of civil liberties and will try like hell to avoid this becoming a debate out in public - but we need to force it.

We want Obama/The White House in a public debate with Ron and Rand!

What about we going after them?

Why does Dr Paul have to do the work. It is time to stand up and quit being a keyboard patriot.

"keyboard libertarian?"

I'm on Socialist Insecurity. I don't have a lot of spare cash, my computer is crippled (it sporadically freezes up on me so I have to reboot and lose whatever work I have in progress), and the only transportation I have is foot, bicycle, or the City Bus, which is still not all that terribly convenient. Plus, I live in Whittier, CA, which I'm fairly well convinced is a "sanctuary city," since its representative is Linda Sanchez, Almost nobody speaks proper American English, and the district is the most Gerrymandered I've ever seen in real life:

so there's not a whole he!! of a lot I can do OTHER THAN "being a keyboard patriot."

Got any suggestions other than facebooking everything or posting to townhall.com every time The Good Doctor is mentioned?

Freedom is my Worship Word!

Yes I can suggest something.

Email your representatives, call your neighbors and other folks who are caught up in the Hegelian dialectic left-right paradigm. Call your family members and make sure they understand the liberty message and that they vote. Organize a meetup group in your area. Call into talk shows and express the message of liberty. I can go on if necessary. But...Thank-you for your effort.


I specifically said - "Go after the Obama administration".

Friend from TN...

Tells me he was packing heat. I didn't go through this entire thread so I don't know if it was mentioned or if there is any truth to the matter.

She lied.

What a pain in the arse.

She said he wasn't she just did that to rile me.

I hope he was! Practicing his

I hope he was! Practicing his Article 1 Sec 6, 2nd Amendment, AND 4th Amendment rights all at once!

"You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage...Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one...Above all do not appear to others what you are not" - Robert E. Lee, CSA

TSA Cartoon

Another awesome cartoon by Ben Garrison. This one shows Lady Liberty being groped by TSA agents. http://bit.ly/wxQGh7

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Good one!

Thanks for posting that. Missed it the first time but, what better time to bring it back than now!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

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Where does this prick

live? Neighbors ostracize him. Run him out of the neighborhood. This is the best way to change the status quot. Run all feds out. Speak from the heart. Make them feel unwelcome. Do it Please. Peaceful yet potent revolution.

Why did he allow the

Why did he allow the pornoscanner in the first place or was it a metal detector?

most likely metal

you have to go through that ....
I think something set it off ... and they would not allow him a second attempt - wanted to search him at that point and that is where he refused. To my understanding.

Rand is saying

He thinks it was a random search because the machine alerted on his rt knee and he immediately revealed that there was nothing on his leg. A short time later, with a new ticket, he passed security unassailed...

'Live for yourself, there's no one else more worth living for,
Begging hands and bleeding hearts
Will only cry out for more...'

We need signatures in PA

On a different note if anybody knows someone in Pennsylvania we need to get Ron on the ballot in PA. you must call the State Dept. at 717-787-5280 est 1 and ask for the Presidents petitions and delegates petitions to be mailed out by mail. We have only 3 weeks to get 2,000 signatures for president and 250 for a delegate w/$25 filing fee deadline Feb 14th 2012!


Watch this America!

War is a Racket INFO General Smedley Butler USMC

Get him on the ballot for the

Get him on the ballot for the primary or the general election?

Should be on another post, but Its for the Primary

If interested in helping, check your local meet up, there's a lot of activity going on in pretty much every county and congressional district in regards to getting him on the ballot as well as delegates/alternates. I have no worries that he will get 2,000 sigs. The rules are much less stringent than say VA.

Thanks. I've been busy


I've been busy reading the Iowa GOP's Constitution and bylaws to figure out the Iowa GOP structure and get to the bottom of how 8 precincts could lose all their votes. But now that I realize it, I've neglected to look into my own state.

Definitely going to get in contact with the local meet up groups.


Primary April 24th

Watch this America!

War is a Racket INFO General Smedley Butler USMC

am I being detained? or am I free to go?

If you are not free to go - you are being detained.
Even if it was the Nashville police that escourted him away - it is being detained.

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Raising Arizona: Robber:

Raising Arizona:

Robber: "Everybody FREEZE, Everybody Down On The Ground!

Old man: "Which is it young feller. You want I should freeze or get down on the ground. I mean to say, iffin I freeze, I can't rightly drop, and ifin a drop, I'm gonna be in motion."

Cos Cob, CT

Sadly, the TSA goon or a thug in some other uniform will have by

that point either tackled you, tasered you or murdered you for not following either or both directives.


Does anyone know what airline Rand Paul had his original flight with??

Sadly most people don't care until they are detained.

"They came for the Communists, and I didn't object - For I wasn't a Communist;
They came for the Socialists, and I didn't object - For I wasn't a Socialist;
They came for the labor leaders, and I didn't object - For I wasn't a labor leader;
They came for the Jews, and I didn't object - For I wasn't a Jew;
Then they came for me - And there was no one left to object."
[Martin Niemoller, German Protestant Pastor, 1892-1984]

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.

The fact is that these airlines are

private corporations. Flying in an airplane is not a natural right. If these airlines want these measures then it is their prerogative. If they are required by an intrusive government, that makes it more aggravating but, it doesn't change the fact that these are the rules. Rand stood up for what he believes and had to go through the process.

Man made things are subject to man made rules and ordinances. Live with it.