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Gary Johnson detained twice by TSA after refusing ‘rapist scan’

Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson said he has been detained twice for his refusal to cooperate with invasive searches by airport security.

“I don’t go through the rapist machine,” Johnson said. “I’ve been in this case twice where I’ve been patted down and the gloves reveal nitrates, and so now I have to go to a private screening room where all my luggage is taken apart.”

Johnson said he argues with Transportation Security Administration officials “every single time” he passes through airport security and described the typical dispute that ensues.

“How come that guy didn’t have to take off his shoes and I do?” Johnson said he asks. “’Well that guy works here at the airport.’ ‘Oh, I see, and he isn’t going to carry bombs in his shoes but I am in mine?’”

Johnson isn’t the only libertarian-minded politician to be held up by the TSA, as Senator Rand Paul was detained in January for refusing a pat-down. Paul’s experience resulted in an “End the TSA Money Bomb” that raised funds for the presidential campaign of his father, Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul.

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How Is It That I Flew In Early 2010 Without Any Problem

I recall no pat down, no big machine, nothing.

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Ventura and Johnson are

Ventura and Johnson are probably the only two governors in history asked to go through TSA scanners. All the rest are part of the system.

Good job Rand, Jesse and Gary for standing up against this nonsense!

Cheers for Johnson

We need more and more high profile people doing this. All well as anyone who is not high profile. Everyone should be against the tyranny creep in this country.

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I refuse to fly

With one exception. My ticket out of this country, if it comes to that.

GJ is a pale imitation of Ron Paul

but I won't diss him for speaking out against the TSA.

You already dissed him

before giving him credit. Nice work.

I hope

More and more politicians start standing up to show that it's not just the average citizen being subjected to this treatment.

For everyone mad that this article is about Johnson - stop being so biased. OP isn't asking us to drop our support of Paul and vote Johnson. Calm down.

Politicians

could put an end to it all tomorrow.

deacon's picture

create a post about the everyday joe's

and janes who have to (forced)
into this same ordeal
are they not as important?
or is yet another way to have
the name forced into the limelight?
big deal so he went thru the screening
process,so do countless,faceless others
deacon

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

This is a major story

TSA going after a presidential candidate.

Sadly it is not going to move you and others to start protesting at the airports.

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It was a "major" story too

It was a "major" story too when they went after Rand Paul, yet I don't recall you wanting protests for that.

Blessings )o(

Not true

I called for protests starting at Boston's Logan airport on March 23rd -- the anniversary of Patrick Henry's speech 'Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death'.

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"others"

including yourself
you just wouldn't paint everyone with the same
brush and leave yourself out from your own brand of
others,now would you?
but i do have a few questions for you,how do you actually know what
i would or would not do?
do you seriously have a problem with my comment?
my suggestion rather,or did you perceive it as an attack
on gj?

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

This is the ...

This is the Daily Paul not the Daily Johnson.

RickStone

That Much Was Obvious

It says so right at the top, and so I assume you were trying to make a different point, to which I reply with a quote from the "About" tab:

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3.To share, practice and spread these ideas as far as possible in the world we live in. This site will thus remain in existence as long as there is a need for it, and as long as there are supporters willing to help keep it going.

Are you suggesting that only Ron Paul's actions merit discussion? That only his freedoms being infringed are worthy? Do you think we should limit all reporting of various activities, to those engaged in by the Man, himself?

If Ron Paul is not nominated, will you stop coming here?

What's your point?

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You are correct, but more

You are correct, but more succinctly, it says right at the top "Dedicated to restoring Constitutional government to the United States of America". No where does it mention Paul-only news.