Originally published May 8 2012
Sen. Rand Paul launches campaign to end the TSA, privatize airport security
by Jonathan Benson, staff writer
(NaturalNews) For several years now, air travelers flying in and out of American airports have been forced to endure increasing amounts of unconstitutional abuse, harassment, and embarrassment at the hands of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). And Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), son of presidential candidate and Texas Representative Ron Paul, wants to reverse this horrific descent into tyranny by putting an immediate end to the agency, having recently launched a campaign to End the TSA.
Sen. Paul's End the TSA initiative is the first major effort to date to eliminate an agency whose entire existence is based on one of the biggest government scams in American history, the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Created as part of former President George W. Bush's obscene Patriot Act, which effectively discarded Americans' constitutional rights in the name of fighting terrorism, the TSA has ironically evolved into one of the most threatening terrorist organizations on American soil today.
As reported by Paul Joseph Watson over at InfoWars.com, Sen. Paul recently sent an announcement about his End the TSA bill via the Campaign for Liberty mailing list. And with this announcement, he included a petition link for liberty advocates to express support for the bill, which you can access here: http://www.chooseliberty.org/tsa_sign.aspx?pid=0501n
"The American people shouldn't be subjected to harassment, groping, and other public humiliation simply to board an airplane," wrote Sen. Paul in a recent statement. "It's time to END the TSA and get the government's hands back to only stealing our wallets instead of groping toddlers and grandmothers."
Among TSA's many abhorrent violations of personal liberty over the years are the following extreme cases, all of which occurred just in 2011:
*A TSA screener at Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, La., conducted an "intense" full-body pat down on a six year old girl, which caused her to cry. The young girl was forced to spread her arms and legs while the TSA screener sexually assaulted her by touching her "sensitive areas" (http://news.travel.aol.com).
*TSA screeners at Detroit Metro Airport in Michigan ignored a bladder cancer survivor's warning that he was wearing a colostomy bag. TSA screeners carelessly broke the bag, which forced the retired special education teacher to board the plane crying and covered in his own urine (http://www.msnbc.msn.com).
*A TSA screener at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York subjected an 85-year-old woman to a strip search after she indicated she could not go through the naked body scanner because of her defibrillator. The strip search resulted in the woman getting a painful gash on her leg that left her bleeding (http://www.naturalnews.com).
These are just a few of the many, many cases of outrageous abuse against innocent American travelers, in direct violation of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures without a warrant or probable cause (http://www.archives.gov).
The time is NOW to End the TSAWith the so-called "War on Terror" having officially ended, according to a recent Obama Administration announcement (http://www.naturalnews.com/035666_war_on_terror_Al_Qaida_Obama.html), there is no better time to officially end the federal government's war on terror against the American people via TSA and the Department of Homeland Security.
Be sure to sign Sen. Rand Paul's End the TSA petition at:
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