State Tells TSA to Back Off

May 10, 2012 | 1 comment | Posted in Family | Tags: , ,

From PAIndependent.com:

The House State Government Committee on Wednesday passed, in a majority vote, a resolution protesting the extent and pervasive nature of TSA procedures, but not without debate.
Rep. Will Tallman, R-Adams, York, the resolution’s prime sponsor, said he’s seen “the gradual deterioration” of personal rights at the hands of the TSA.
House Resolution 16 urges Congress to limit the use of advanced imaging technology and pat-downs, on the grounds that such actions violate the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, as well as Article I, Section 8 of the state constitution.
Randall Wenger, of Pennsylvania Family Council, testified last March in support of this resolution. Here’s a quote from his testimony:

Naked scans and pat-downs that include touching breasts and genitals are intolerable and unconstitutional. In a free country we owe something better to our spouses, our children, and the traveling public. When we subject ourselves to this constant indignity, the terrorists win. While it is appropriate to take precautions, in a free country we must be vigilant to maintain our liberties while responding invasively only when there is probable cause.

Pennsylvania Family Council applauds the passage of House Resolution 16 and hopes to see it pass the full House soon.

One Comment

Bill Fisher

TSA has become a corrupt and abusive agency. John Pistole is responsible for the abusive practices being inflicted upon travelers by TSA every day and they should be prosecuted for violating the basic human rights of millions of Americans.

In the past two weeks they molested three children, a ten year old with a diabetes pump, a four year old who hugged her grandma and a seven year old with cerebral palsy, twice! They also sexually assaulted a Congressman, molested an elderly couple and robbed them of $300, closed two terminals for security errors and four TSA screeners were arrested for smuggling drugs through LAX.

Meanwhile, a report from Atlanta indicates that they are allowing airport workers to operate in secure areas of airports without completing background checks. Yet the TSA apologists continue to say that this crime and abuse by TSA is somehow improving airline security.

There were a total of 91 TSA workers arrested in the last 16 months including 12 arrested for child sex crimes, over 25 for theft, ten for smuggling and even one for murder. Crime, abuse and incompetence is so widespread in TSA that even Kip Hawley, the last TSA Director, has called for its overhaul.

This just demonstrates how stupid and perverse the TSA approach is and why it needs to be overhauled. TSA has done more damage to our liberty, way of life and decency than Al Qaeda could have ever hoped to do and Pistole has been their willing accomplice.

It’s long past time to replace this agency with a sensible and effective system and punish all of those who work for this agency.

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