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Privatize the TSA

As the holiday travel season draws to a close, many people are getting their second yearly hand of love from the Transportation Security Administration. A better solution to air travel security is to privatize the TSA. Let each airline and airport decide, and fund, its own security.

12/30/2013
TSA Takes on Sock Monkey
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TSA Takes on Sock Monkey

A year or so ago, the TSA confiscated my NRA membership keychain because it kinda sorta looked bullet-like. It was clearly supposed to resemble a bullet but, at the same time, it was clearly not. I asked if they could just swab it to prove that it was not a live round but, alas, they would not. My beloved NRA keychain was taken, and I had my own story on how crazy the TSA is. I thought it was a pretty good story until yesterday, when I heard they took a toy gun away from a sock monkey.

12/11/2013
Fourth Amendment Flasher Wins First Amendment Victory
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Fourth Amendment Flasher Wins First Amendment Victory

Back in 2010 Aaron Tobey, now known as the "Fourth Amendment Flasher," protested TSA's unconstituional screening procedures. While waiting in the security line at Richmond International Airport, Tobey was referred to the full body (naked image) scanner. He declined the invasive scanner and opted for a pat-down. 

07/24/2013
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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: The TSA’s Misapplication of the Precautionary Principle

In the wake of tragedy of 9-11, the American people feared terrorists would take away their freedom. The greatest threat to freedom was the voluntary surrender of freedom for the sake of government-provided “protection”. This “precautionary principle” has been used by Big Brother to say “governments should implement regulatory measures to prevent or restrict actions that raise even conjectural threats of harm to human[s].” In essence, this principle claims overprotection causes little to no harm.

07/18/2013
Get Your Hands Out of My Purse, TSA
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Get Your Hands Out of My Purse, TSA

I suppose I should preface this by saying that I travel quite regularly. Spending time in airports, dealing with security and all the annoyances that come with modern day air travel are not Johnny-come-to-town occurances for this bright-eyed, redheaded gal. Sadly, I'm used to random bag searches at the TSA screening posts and the occasional blue-gloved molestation all in the name of "safety".

07/15/2013
Obama: Stalker in Chief
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Obama: Stalker in Chief

I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me

06/10/2013
Top 10 Reasons to Abolish the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
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Top 10 Reasons to Abolish the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

[Click here for a PDF version of this document.]1. The TSA Violates the Fourth Amendment.

05/11/2012
Texas to TSA: "Come and Take It."
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Texas to TSA: "Come and Take It."

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is a prime example of trading liberty for so-called security. The latest viral TSA outrage occurred on June 18 when officers forced a wheelchair bound, 95-year-old leukemia sufferer to remove her adult diaper. The innocent elderly woman was detained by the TSA for a whopping 45 minutes.

06/28/2011
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Stop the TSA’s Assault on Freedom

The backlash over the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) new invasive procedures has transcended left vs. right politics. Under the banner of security, American citizens are being subjected to virtual strip searches or intrusive full contact pat downs from armed government bureaucrats. These policies do more to humiliate us and pad the pockets of lobbyists than actually keep us safe.

11/19/2010