The Audacity of TSA Grope: Airport Passengers Face $11,000 Fines For Refusing to be Groped

November 20, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

Welcome to America, the “home of the free” and the … well it used to be.

As reported in the Sun Sentinel, airport travel passengers that if you do not submit to having naked scans or a sexual groping that you will be fined $ 11,000 and face possible arrest. yes, that is what it has come to. Your rights of privacy have been taken from you. Sounds like Obamacare.

A note to the TSA, Napolitano and Obama … if this is your answer to security, the terrorists have won.

If you don’t want to pass through an airport scanner that allows security agents to see an image of your naked body or to undergo the alternative, a thorough manual search, you may have to find another way to travel this holiday season.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is warning that any would-be commercial airline passenger who enters an airport checkpoint and then refuses to undergo the method of inspection designated by TSA will not be allowed to fly and also will not be permitted to simply leave the airport.

That person will have to remain on the premises to be questioned by the TSA and possibly by local law enforcement. Anyone refusing faces fines up to $ 11,000 and possible arrest.

The ACLU has finally decided to support a cause that does not have a political agenda. As stated by the Gateway Pundit, get feeled up or fined … what options, eh?

Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union was urging Americans to petition the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the TSA, to change the new policies.

“All of us have a right to travel without such crude invasions of our privacy,” the ACLU said in a statement. “Tell DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to put in place security measures that respect passengers’ privacy rights. You shouldn’t have to check your rights when you check your luggage.”

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If the TSA’s going to grope citizens, let them start with the Obamas

November 16, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

Mark Hemingway has an excellent idea:

If the President’s Homeland Security department is so adamant that [pat downs are] the absolute best way to prevent terrorism, I think the President and his family should voluntarily submit to one of the new invasive pat down procedures. I know the Obamas don’t fly commercial at all these days, so they should probably get a pretty good idea what the rest of us are putting up with.

The President and his family — preferably with DHS Secretary Janet “The system worked” Napolitano — should show up at Dulles or Reagan airport on a weekday with a camera crew in tow, as airport pat downs are typically done in full view of hundreds of travelers. All of America will to see the TSA handling the President’s crown jewels. Then a rubber-gloved federal agent will run his hands all over his wife and daughter’s privates while he watches. Then I want him to turn to the camera and tell all of America that this is no big deal and we should all be good citizens and comply with the necessary security procedures.

It only seems fair.




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Just say no to strip or grope screening

November 10, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

Scott Ott on the TSA’s invasive new screening techniques:

It doesn’t improve passenger safety or deter terrorism. It’s just another example of the federal government closing the barn door after the horse gets out, and violating the rights of the innocent to make it look like the government is doing something about security.

Roberts notes the progression of this liberty-leeching invasion:

After the shoe-bomber attempt, we had to remove our shoes. After the underpants bomber, we had to be electronically strip searched and groped.

What will happen, he asks, after the first time a terrorist smuggles a bomb on a plane inside his rectum or in a breast implant?

What can we do about it?

… he hopes more people will refuse the “enhanced” screening and, as often as possible, decline to travel by air, writing to the airlines to let them know why.

I already hate flying, so it’s advice I’m seriously considering. Indeed, if it weren’t for my mom being back East and the 4 times a year I have to travel for the ABA committee on which I serve, I probably would ditch the whole thing.




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