Skip to comments.Feds Say They Can Strip-Search Anyone, Anytime
Posted on 03/13/2011 11:28:21 AM PDT by John Semmens
In response to a legal challenge to their warrant-less searches of air travelers, the Department of Homeland Security advanced the argument that it is authorized to conduct whatever searches it wants, whenever it wants, and wherever it wants.
Our mandate under the Patriot Act is to keep this country safe, said Secretary Janet Napolitano. We cannot shy away from this duty out of misplaced concern for privacy lest the enemies of our government exploit such a weakness for their own malicious ends.
Napolitano asserted that air travelers or anyone venturing into any public place is assumed to have given implied consent to any measure we deem appropriate for carrying out our mandate. Being ogled, stripped, or probed are minor inconveniences compared to being blown to bits in a man-caused disaster.
The Secretary defended the extension of body-scanning to those conducted by roving vans on public streets calling it the next logical step in our move toward a continuous surveillance of all potential venues that might be occupied by our enemies. There must be no safe zones for anyone who would do us harm.
Well, we can abolish this government at any time for any reason we want. Seems we ought to.
I find the fact that I have to confirm it’s satire very disturbing.
But they do exclude the muzzies.
How about a strip search of Moochelle and Obummer or the members of Congress?
“enemies of our government”
Did she just say that? It’s official we are now living in a socialist dictatorship.
Oh nevermind. You got me again.
Regardless, someone in the administration actually said that at one point.
Ms. Napolitano needs to 1) Read the Constitution, especially the Fourth Amendment. 2) Try SEALING THE BORDER to keep this country safe, but then that is not your real agenda is it Ms. Napolitano. 3) She needs to resign for violating her oath of office or be removed by Congress for doing so. Of course none of our Congress Critters, sadly I dont believe even Alan West, will move to have her removed for the obvious violation of the Constitution.
Popping some popcorn, ready to see the incendiary fallout from this one John. :-D
Not the enemies of the United States, not the enemies of our nation's citizens, but the enemies of the government.
That says a lot.
Boy did you get me hook, line and sinker because that is exactly the way the TSA is doing it. They are violating the Law (the Constitution) a few million times a day and no consequences.
In addition to tweaking satire-challenged FReepers, he's also the screen name to which you responded.
we’ll ignore those who want to kill us , so we’ll ignore muslims but those old grannies, and white Christians acan be stopped and searched anytime we want
I second that, shall we vote ...
They cannot strip search the OldPossum. My solution? Never show up at any airport...haven’t since 2000.
She is correct, when you walk into the airport, your ass is there’s. if you don’t like call your congressman, are do as i do, drive.
there LOL, theirs.
It would be fun (or disturbing) to have a quiz show in which contestants were shown a mixture of real news stories and satire ones, and had to determine which were which. There are enough outrageous real news stories that identifying the satire might be rather difficult.
Why, with some of the things coming out of her mouth why wouldn’t people believe she said it?
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