Where is the Outrage? It’s Got To Stop
Video Captures Woman Sobbing Uncontrollably During TSA Pat Down « CBS DC
As most of you know, I travel a lot and so far have avoided the dreaded TSA Pat-down. I recently watched the TSA goons, pat-down a grandmother. I'm sure she had an explosive device hidden in her knitting bag, or perhaps her bra. The pictures above tell us everything we need to know about TSA pat-donws. Here is a TSA agent who is "groping," oh pardon me, patting down what appears to be a five-year old boy. He certainly looks dangerous to me. Where is the outrage? When are we going to stand up and say enough is enough? How long do we put up with this kind of harassment? What's next cavity searches?
To the best of my knowledge the TSA has not prevented any attacks, yet we spend billions of dollars to support this kind of un-American harassment. Here's a link: Congressman: ‘TSA has not prevented any attacks’ — Politics — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine
The TSA was put in to place after the events of 911. The crashing of planes into buildings began the so-called war on terror, and with it the proceedings that have now become standard fare at our airports. So, for the sake of "safety," Americans gave up their rights to not be searched without undue cause.
Here's what the 4th amendment says: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. 4th Amendment Search and Seizure - U.S. Constitution - Findlaw
The question is this: Is the TSA violating our 4th amendment rights? Have we become a nation of gutless sheep that will submit to what in my opinion are draconian measures, with the patting down innocent people without just cause? Why do pat-downs have to take place at all with the metal detectors and X-ray machines that can detect bombs, guns and pretty much anything else, including metal plates, and screws that hold people's bones together? Where is all of this heading and the bigger question to me, is when will it stop?
In closing todays post: The American revolution was fought to ensure us that we would not have to go through unreasonable search and seizure of our property our ourselves. We are on a slippery slope and we continue to give up our freedom for the false sense of security. While most of us won't have to face a pat-down, how will you react when it's your turn? Will you submit or opt not to get on the flight? Our nation is run by about 500 people and we, the American people have the power to change things peacefully in this election year. I would suggest supporting candidates that will repeal the TSA and the so-called Patriot act. Of course with shows like Dancing with the Stars and American Idol to entertain us, why should we care at all? Outrage? We don't need no stinking outrage!