Senator Rand Paul has launched a legal campaign to “end the TSA” and stop the needless and excessive groping of Americans.
In February, the son of presidential candidate Ron Paul was detained by the Transportation Security Administration after refusing to submit to an invasive pat down after already having passed through an x-ray body scanner.
The incident caused the Senator to miss his flight and a vote in Congress, which is illegal under U.S. law.
“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,” stated Paul in his new press release.
The accompanying article sent out to Campaign for Liberty members encourages recipients to sign a petition in support of Rand Paul’s “End the TSA” bill.
The legislation would forcibly privatize the TSA and kick government out of airport security entirely.
A recently passed bill allows airports to replace TSA screeners with private security, but they have to endure a complex TSA permission process to do so, so only a handful of small airports have applied to evict the TSA.
The campaign is seeking financial contributions to launch a “full, targeted media campaign to convince representatives and senators to either get on board or be held responsible for this continuing outrage.”
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A previous “End the TSA Money Bomb” started by TX Congressman Ron Paul following his son’s treatment by the TSA has already raised over $1.6 million.
The email points out that the TSA’s invasive and dangerous body scanners have been proven to be useless, most recently by engineer Jon Corbett who was able to fool the device by simply sowing an object into a side pocket.
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The email lists several recent TSA outrages that have made headlines:
- A TSA agent patting down a young girl at New Orleans’s Louis Armstrong International Airport in 2011. The video shows a cooperative family, and when the girl’s mother asks, “Can’t you just re-scan her?” the agent replies, “No” and proceeds to grope the poor child;
- A cancer survivor in Charlotte was forced to remove a prosthetic breast;
- A young mother of a two-week-old infant in Florida was harassed to open the bottles of baby formula she was traveling with on her flight, which would have spoiled the only food available to the infant;
- Detroit TSA officers ignored a man’s warning about a colostomy bag, breaking it and forcing him to board a plane covered in urine.
The following text is Rand Paul’s statement:
Sometimes our liberty slips away silently, and it is almost hard to notice what went wrong and where. The one fortunate thing about the TSA is that they certainly don’t fit that definition.
The American people shouldn’t be subjected to harassment, groping, and other public humiliation simply to board an airplane. As you may have heard, I have some personal experience with this, and I’ve vowed to lead the charge to fight back.
Please read the email below from my friend Matt Hawes at Campaign for Liberty. Campaign for Liberty is leading the fight to pressure Congress to act now and restore our liberty. 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.
I hope you will join Campaign for Liberty in this fight.
Senator Rand Paul
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