All this agency has accomplished is to whittle away at private citizens civil rights and private property rights. People are no longer allowed to enter into a voluntary contract with and airline without being treated as a guilty murderer who must prove ones innocence.
You will hear certain sheep, I mean people, who say that these are all sacrifices we must make to live in a free society. Bull crap!!
When the guy with the crappy shoe bomb slipped past the "brilliant" TSA thugs, they made us start taking off our shoes. Then, when the guy with crappy underwear bomb slipped passed these same high school bully drop out security screeners, they demanded to see us naked! And now, if you decide that you want to "opt out" of this and do not want to be seen completely naked by some creep behind closed doors taking pictures of you with their cell phone camera, you will have to go through and new and enhanced pat down procedure. This is were they grab your genitals and squeeze your boobs! I love freedom! Guess what happens if, once in security, you decide that you don't want any of this to happen and you want to leave? You can't turn back. That's right, you will be placed in hand cuffs and arrested!
In response to these totalitarian measures, Ron Paul has once again come to the rescue of our personal freedom and constitutional rights! In an impassioned plea on the floor of the Congress, he says "enough is enough" and "its time to shrug off the shackles!" In the following video, the gentleman from Texas rises to endorse civil disobedience on Nov. 24th's "National Nude Scanner Opt Out Day" and to introduce H.R. 6416 (The American Traveler Dignity Act).
The text of the bill is here:
To ensure that certain Federal employees cannot hide behind immunity.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. NO IMMUNITY FOR CERTAIN AIRPORT SCREENING METHODS.
No law of the United States shall be construed to confer any immunity for a Federal employee or agency or any individual or entity that receives Federal funds, who subjects an individual to any physical contact (including contact with any clothing the individual is wearing), x-rays, or millimeter waves, or aids in the creation of or views a representation of any part of a individual's body covered by clothing as a condition for such individual to be in an airport or to fly in an aircraft. The preceding sentence shall apply even if the individual or the individual's parent, guardian, or any other individual gives consent.
Never mind the violations of civil liberties, it is ludicrous to attempt to stop terrorists in this fashion. Instead, let's try eliminating some of the reasons for young men to strap bombs to themselves and kill a bunch of innocent people. The underwear bomber specifically cited the unmanned drone attacks on Yemen as the motivation for his attempted suicide attack; immediately cease all unmanned drone attacks and bring home all our troops from all around the world. Take away the incentives.