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Former head says TSA is 'national embarrassment'

(NaturalNews) When former president George W. Bush signed into law the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which established the existence of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), America was told flying would become a safer and more secure experience for everyone. But more than a decade later, the TSA has shown itself to be an abusive and ineffective "national embarrassment," to quote the words of former TSA head Kip Hawley, who says the agency is in desperate need of reform.

First confirmed in July 2005, Hawley served as head of the TSA until January 2009, during which time he witnessed the agency spiral into the shameless, bureaucratic nightmare that it is today. From frivolous "security" measures like banning all liquids and forcing the removal of travelers' shoes, to full-body pat downs and pointless "witch hunt" protocols for ubiquitous objects like lighters, the TSA's security theater has evolved into a gross abuse of power, and one that is now the laughing stock of the world.

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Doesn't it figure that an article about the

disgusting TSA would be posted by someone with the screen name "legalizeliberty".?

Thanks, LL. You chose your screen name wisely.

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Thank you

I will tell you a story about how I came up with the screen name.
It was April 2007 and I was watching youtube video of a small group of Ron Paul supporters in NH chanting 'Legalize Liberty' always thought it was a great slogan.

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It doesn't need to be "reformed".

It needs to be abolished.

Yes

Article ends with this line:
"Rather than reform, the TSA is in great need of being abolished. Only then can a rational, sane approach to airport security take its place in America's airports."

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I believe this guy was on ABC News tonight...

he was talking about how people should be able to bring knives and liquids on the plane -- I was actually shocked to hear it! Wow...
In the report they also stated that people would likely see a change as soon as tomorrow (today now) in screening processes (at least for liquids). I'm glad the TSA is finally being recognized as ineffecient. Thanks for posting!

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

Thanks

Abolishing of the TSA should be one of the main election issues.

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"First confirmed in July

"First confirmed in July 2005, Hawley served as head of the TSA until January 2009, during which time he witnessed the agency spiral into the shameless, bureaucratic nightmare that it is today."

Like it was useful and accomplishing something before that! Abolish this horrible national disgrace!

Here is how the article ends

Great ending to this article:

The TSA's airport checkpoints, which are slowly expanding into ground-based checkpoints, are wholly unconstitutional, and have no place in a free republic.

If private airlines and airports wish to instigate their own security measures -- this had been the case before 9/11 and before the establishment of the TSA -- then they are free to do so. But the federal government forcibly scanning, patting down, and physically harassing innocent travelers in the name of "national security" is a gross violation of the U.S. Constitution, and particularly the Fourth Amendment which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures.

Rather than reform, the TSA is in great need of being abolished. Only then can a rational, sane approach to airport security take its place in America's airports.

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Don't faint, LL

I voted you up.

Formerly rprevolutionist

Thank you

Thanks for making me smile.

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"...in desperate need of reform."??

More like, reform it back to where it came from -- George Bush is gone and the failed, oppressive TSA should follow him into history as well! Failures, both of them!!

And don't forget the...

...Patriot Act...or uhh..like Paul says...The Removal of the 4th Amendment Act(in which many don't know..was drawn up before 9/11 just for them to wait for an "excuse" to activate into law).

Agreed

(We can't post entire articles here)
Please go to the link and read the whole article.
It says we must abolish it.

Thanks for a bump.

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Legalizeliberty, I've been down w/you since the ...

since I signed up with the DP. You are one of the originals on the DP, and still in it win it! I always look forward to your posts!! They are always on point!!

Thank you

Your comment just made my day.

This coffee is to you!

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