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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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sorry but father son ticket is a not a smart choice

U need a well known person from a large state to send voters your way

Watch this America!

War is a Racket INFO General Smedley Butler USMC


How long was Obama a Senator before he ran for President and won? Also Rand Paul pulls alot of additional Republican voters that agree with him more than his dad.

That sounds really good. What are the chances to happen?


fearless brave joyful peaceful loving grateful, compassionate

Throw off your gloves in this

Throw off your gloves in this election. Fight with all your might. It's not about 2016. It's about NOW

Be Your Own Media!!!

I Second This!!

Our strength is in the Constitution. Some congressmen are already talking about elections being "the problem in Washington" and about disregarding the Constitution!!

The time to act is NOW, not in 2016! A despotic government can do a lot of damage in 4 years!

Does the Speaker of House get to bypass TSA?

Without being groped or scanned?

Who else?

I called the TSA hotline

The guy read me a prepared statement about Ran Paul thst was '"safety if the passenger yada yada propaganda."

I asked him if he took an oath of office to uphold the
Constitution of the United States. He replied he didn't know anything about that. I repeated my question, adding "no did you personally take the oath?"

Boop. He hung up.

I regret not getting his first and last name. When I call later I will get the right information.

just another WORTHLESS


Be Your Own Media!!!

If Obama sides with the TSA

If Obama sides with the TSA then its gonna be hard for foxnews to not side with Rand. This could turn out to help the campaign as well as draw a line in the sand. Of course probably the rest of our gutless legislators will refuse to attempt to reign in the TSA (couldn't risk being seen as soft on terrorism you know.)

How The Various Factions Respond Will Speak Volumes

Everyone please post any reactions as you learn of them. Thanks.

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

The line in the sand!

Does anyone realize the ramifications of this! The White House, knowing that the Constitution explicitly states that Rand Paul, who cooperated and offered to go through the scanner again, should NOT have been detained and should have been ALLOWED to take his flight??? What in the hell is going on here...is this a test to see how far their unconstitutional powers reach? Do they want to see how far they can push the American people before they say "ENOUGH!!"?

In that case, Dr. Paul must impeach Barack Hussein Obama

In that case, Dr. Paul must impeach Barack Hussein Obama immediately!! He can throw in NDAA detention, assassination of citizens, unauthorized war, and cabient appointments to sweeten the deal.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

Who here thought they wouldn't ?

Carney responded "Squawk, Squawk, keep you safe, Squawk, crackers, Squawk"
No word from Obama form the 19th. Hole as of yet on this issue, and I'm sure he won't "release" a single word about it either. He is so transparently the abysmal pit of American presidents isn't he!
Vote RON PAUL 2012, before Americas fall.

Drew, by the very grace of GOD through the blood of Christ Jesus.
"there shall come after us men whom shall garner great wealth using our system, and having done so shall seek to slam the door of prosperity behind them." George Washington

Of course,

I would expect nothing less of our bankster-paid prez. Obama and TSA work for the same employer, after all.


The ISRAELIZATION of the US Airports continue....

And the AP is all over it.....imagine that.

Be Your Own Media!!!


The reason Rand Paul couldn't pass through the scanners is because he has balls made of 100% brass. Word for the TSA; Don't go for his junk.

Man. Rand is SUCH a badass. Just like his old man there!

"There is no creature on earth half so terrifying as a truly just man."- Varys

"Winter is coming."-House Stark

Wouldn't it be funny if he replied with that

when asked by press - LOL! "It was my brass balls."

They suspected him in terrorism and detained him perhaps because

They suspected him in terrorism and detained him perhaps because they thought he was carrying a pocket Constitution illegally?

What a bunch of loser!

Rand is

a lot like RP but he has a shorter fuse, and does not have the humility his Dad has. Which I think is a good personality trait. I have said this many times. Rand has the personality to be president and his fathers brain.

Don't keep downplaying Ron.

Just because Rand has a shorter fuse does not mean that we should forget about Ron and wait another four years. Ron Paul is the president we need right now. Rand Paul could always run later.

he is a better speaker too

He talks slower and easy to understand

Watch this America!

War is a Racket INFO General Smedley Butler USMC

What not to do if you are

What not to do if you are already depressed about the state of this country....read on the comments on the story on HuffPost. People are ignorant or downright stupid. Perhaps both; Ignorant due to the Mainstream Media and stupid due to chemtrails and fluoride in the water.

If you walk blindly through life, you will run into a lot of walls.


Rand is a true American hero. I used to fly 150k miles a yr for work and pleasure. I now fly under 20k miles due to the TSA and I will not subject my family to flying.

This is a huge inconvenience for me but I do it to make a point. I still have to fly overseas a little for work but I hate it. It really upsets me to have my freedom taken away.

I am a registered republican - I have voted GOP my entire life. I am not voting for any other candidate but ROn Paul. The GOP deserves what it is going to get.

We all need to go Galt in 2012 - it is the best thing for the Country.

John Galt!!!

I am 3/4 through Atlas Shrugged and it is one of the best novels I have read in my lifetime!
This book should be required reading for EVERY highschool student!

Written 50 years ago as if she understand what is happening TODAY and with the ways to stop it!!

Re: The GOP deserves what it is going to get.

I agree 100%. I absolutely will not vote for anyone other than Ron Paul. I'm sure that the GOP is painfully aware that without all of the Ron Paul supporters, they cannot hope to beat Obama in the general election. However, I must say that I am convinced that they, the GOP, are perfectly willing to lose this election instead of listening to Dr. Paul's message of Liberty. They just can't let go of their control issues.

Larry in North Carolina
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men and women to not support Ron Paul!

See the links in my sig!

See the links in my sig!

Rand Paul is a brilliant example of a true Patriot.

Wish that I and the rest of us could/would have this kind of courage to stand by his beliefs and stick up for rights as guaranteed by our founding documents. If we all did so the statist agenda would be seriously crippled overnight. My respect for Dr. Rand Paul just went up. And I'm inspired to be more of an example of liberty. I salute anyone willing to fight for our freedoms.

How about

The upshot of all this? HE BOUGHT ANOTHER TICKET.
When it comes to TSA, "true patriots" do not support the airline industry.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

By your fantastic logic

'True Patriots' would never take a seat in the US Senate either.

The man's out there sticking up for us, and he needs to fly to get it done. He also has a family, don't forget.

I suppose you would rather he camped out in Washington all the time, filibuster votes on your behalf, and never go home to his family because 'true patriots' don't fly?

Come on, man, you can't have your cake and eat it too. Unless you're a shill like Nut

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