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Why Is The TSA Permitted To Abuse The Rights Of Any American Traveling By Air?

Regular readers of this site (yes, we have some! I swear!) will be all too familiar with my past encounters with the “boys in blue” at the Transportation Security Administration. I had an otherwise fantastic Memorial Day weekend end with what could only be described as a sexual assault. A few days later, after filing a formal complaint, I had a conversation with a TSA supervisor during which he openly admitted that groping of male and female genitals during patdowns was TSA’s official policy.

It’s safe to say that for me, opposing the TSA and it’s endless list of abuses is more than just an exercise in libertarian theory – it’s downright personal.

So why do we as Americans put up with all of the nude body scanners, the gropings, the rude treatment? The freedom of movement is an integral part of the Constitution and an a vital ingredient to a free society. And yet today we are subject to routine violations of the 4th Amendment for the “suspicious act” of merely purchasing a plane ticket.

The TSA, originally created by Congress after 9/11 with the supposed purpose of keeping us safe from all those scary terrorists (even ones that the FBI puts on the planes themselves) looking to kill us all for our freedom. And yet in reality what the TSA really engages in would be better referred to as “security theater”.

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Wow.

The short answer is: "Because there are too many people like you."

I refuse to fly. I am one of the few living humans who can claim to have flown transcontinentally in a commercial propeller driven airliner. Yes, my commercial flying goes way back. With that said, I refuse to subject myself to the irradiation or groping. If there were more people like me and fewer like Marc, the TSA nonsense would abruptly come to an end. We are not going to let all of the airlines fold and allow Boeing to go out of business.

So the problem lies with all those creative-minded souls who can come up with so many reasons why they "must" fly, after all, it gets them immediate gratification and isn't that what drives America today?

If you want the irradiation and sexual assaults to stop, simply stop flying.

"Why Is The TSA Permitted To

"Why Is The TSA Permitted To Abuse The Rights Of Any American Traveling By Air?"

It's pretty simple. If you don't accept the TSA, the gov will put a device on your plane or maybe fly a plane into your office building... If you don't want your gov killing you or your family, you have to pay them protection money (aka taxes) and accept gate-rape... To paraphrase Don Corleone, just think of the TSA as an "offer you can't refuse."

If someone can help me out...

This pertains to the Adam and the Man video. These people have POLICE on a patch on their sleeve. The "supervisor" has POLICE on the back of his jacket. I tried to see what else was written below "POLICE" on the patch and when I pause the video, it's blurred. Can anyone read what's on the patch?

If these are TSA agents attempting to represent themselves as police officers, they've violated the law. It's against the law to impersonate a police officer.

It's not just air travel anymore

With all of the reports of VIPR teams showing up around the country, you can be subjected to TSA searches anywhere. So much for the "If you don't like it, don't fly" argument.

Old news, but:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2012/02/29/the-tsa-is-c...

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Ask TSA employees

why are you acting criminally in violation of law under Title 18 USC
§204 deprecation of rights under color of law.

meekandmild

I wonder what would happen if a person brought along a Constitutional Sheriff and confronted tsa agent with Title 18 USC 204. Would the sheriff be justified in arresting an agent?

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Because enough people allow it.

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Because of 9/11, it justified

Because of 9/11, it justified "measures tailored to a legitimate government interest".

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irrational fear

The American people have unwittingly bought into the irrational fear generated by the false “War on Terror”. The TSA is used to extract money from a zombie population and to condition the public into giving up their civil liberties under the illusion of “keeping us safe”. The amount of money being stolen from taxpayers to fund the TSA and the DHS is obscene. What’s even more obscene is that this looting of the public purse and turning America into a Orwellian Police State continues to be justified based on the attacks of 9/11 and because we are told that “terrorists” are everywhere just waiting to strike again. Anyone that has taken more than a day researching the 9/11 attacks will find out that our Government lied about what really happened that day. It’s bad enough that Americans are forced to fund Government agencies that do not make us safer, we also continue to pay for the militarization of local, State, and Federal policing agencies so they can abuse us on a more personal, individual, level.

9/11 was no accident. It was a Multi-Nation State Sponsored Covert operation involving several of our closest allies and included elements of our own Government. The motives were many and there remains many unanswered questions but anyone who still believes the official story of 9/11, is willfully ignorant. Israel, The International banking cartel, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and of course the good ole CIA were all involved. 2 facts are undisputable. A 747 did NOT hit the Pentagon and World Trade Center 7 was brought down by controlled demolition. Our own Government is by far the greatest threat to the lives and safety of Americans.

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You say "security theater" I say

"security charade". Yet, people are still playing along.

Nice job on the article. Bump.

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Title 42 USC §1983 lawsuits

42 U.S.C. § 1983, commonly referred to as "section 1983" provides:

Every person who under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, Suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer's judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable. For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia.

If a number of people start filing lawsuits on individual TSA employees and on the TSA itself for volition of constitutional rights maybe they will change or be eliminated. Not just for the TSA but for anyone employed by the government of a government contractor.

42 USC

Print and keep in your wallet/purse.

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TSA

another Bush big government program. Republicans don't actually shrink government!

Republicans are worse

Republicans are worse on spending, because they still spend but talk of small government at the same time. At least the Democrats come out and say what they're going to do.

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Praying

That more airports take up private security companies and the TSA comes crumbling down.

Only if its real private security

Only if its real private security, and not DHS "approved" crony capitalistic companies. My fear is that half measures would lead to people just blaming the free market when the same policies are carried out by private companies.

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