Skip to comments.KEEP YOUR HAND OFF MY JUNK
Posted on 11/17/2010 5:59:53 AM PST by shortstop
Who do you let see you naked?
Of all the people on earth, which ones do you feel comfortable taking your clothes off in front of?
Odds are, the list is pretty short. Odds are, it's about to get a whole lot longer.
Your spouse, your doctor, and now Homeland Security. In the name of keeping you safe, Uncle Sam needs to see your nasty bits.
That's the bottom line on a new airport security plan that is going to be hard on both budgets and the Fourth Amendment.
Here's the background. The government has developed a scanning device that you walk into and which, by bouncing radio waves off you, is able to take a picture of your body through your clothes. It is black and white, and a bit grainy, but it is an intimately and anatomically correct.
You walk into the device, it scans you, and down the hall on a video monitor, there you stand in all your glory.The government's claim is that this is necessary in order to make sure that you don't smuggle a weapon onto a plane. If there's a gun in your waistband or an intimate piercing somewhere it will appear on the scan.
Which would be fine.Except that this intrusion is unnecessary, expensive and a dramatic incursion by the federal government into the most intimate aspects of your being. You always thought that your body was yours. Now you have to share it with whoever is the TSA scanner on duty.
And that is wrong.
It is immoral. Plus it is an unconstitutional and unwarranted abridgment of your rights by the government. The Constitution says that we are to be secure in (our) persons against unreasonable search and seizure. Asking law-abiding citizens who want to fly in an airplane to pose for the government's x-ray-vision machine is an unreasonable search which does anything but leave us secure in our persons.
Airport officials poo-poo any complaints on the grounds that the scanner will obscure faces, and that the people watching the naked-picture monitors will be down the hall, hidden in a room. How either of those facts does anything to minimize the personal violation inherent in this virtual strip search I have no idea.
For many people, this intrusion is intolerable.
Though the concept may not be familiar to Homeland Security, many people believe in modesty. As a matter of tradition, values or faith, many people believe that their bodies are private and even sacred. They believe it is morally wrong and inappropriate for most others to see their bodies.
Don't laugh. It shows your arrogance and intolerance.
For many observant Christians, Jews and Muslims, modesty is an article of faith. Revealing the body to someone other than your spouse is believed to be a sin, a violation of the person's dignity and an affront to God.
It's clear the planners at Homeland Security don't feel that way, but it's also clear that tens of millions of Americans do. The question is, does the government in the name of an unnecessary security technology have the right to impose its amorality on a person's morality?
If a young couple decide not to be intimate until they are married, they can have the satisfaction of knowing on their wedding night that no one has seen the beauty of their naked bodies except their beloved, and the federal government.
How can the government say out of one side of its mouth that women's religious head coverings must be allowed but so, too, must screenings that will strip that same woman naked. If her modesty is respected in one instance, why not the other?
Can it be true that the federal government wants your grandmother to parade through a machine that will do her the indignity of revealing her naked body to a stranger?
Can it be true that the federal government intends to do the same thing with your 7 year-old daughter and your 6-year-old son?
What exactly does it do to the psyche of a man or woman to be forced to expose themselves? Is there no potential for trauma as a shy young woman is forced to raise her arms as the machine circles her and produces an image of her most intimate and private parts? Can no one at the government see that, for some people, this is a type of sexual violation?
And no disrespect to TSA employees, but cops and doctors both of whom are held to a higher professional standard than airport screeners are routinely arrested for being voyeurs or pedophiles or sexual predators. In the age of Internet porn, do you really want to put in thousands of screens across the country and have low-paid folks at the bottom of the law-enforcement ladder stare at naked people all day?
This is intolerable.
And it is unnecessary.
The airport is already the most safe and secure place in our society. Since Sept. 12, 2001, American airports have been stunningly thorough in their screening efforts. There are magnets and puffers and hand-held scanners and even the occasional pat down. And they work. We have had no problems on domestically originating flights since the day they flew the planes into the buildings.
There is no need for this extra level of security. There is no need to waste the fortune each one of these machines costs.
There is no need to tell any American man or woman that the government has the right to strip them.
Of their rights, their clothes, or their dignity.
These machines are wrong. They don't belong in American airports.
And people who would support them don't belong in American government.
I will be flying Saturday morning and I only hope I'm not provoked by the TSA morons into an incident I'll regret and end up by not being able to fly. A person can take only so much.
The Rebellion starts here.
Can you imgaine the people that WANT to “screen” will ATTRACT as “screeners”?
Look at ANY same sex orgnaization such as the Boy Scouts. WHO constantly challenges the Scouts on being “troop leaders” or being a “scout”? The HOMOS!
If you are a PERVERT, wouldn’t you LOVE to be PAID to be a PERVERT, in the OPEN? Force others to SUBMIT to being felt up?
Let’s put it this way, would you like to be paid to feel up someone all day long? That is what this boils down to.
Some bizarro-looking photo on a scanner doesn’t bother me nearly as much as the people on the Lockerbie flight were inconvenienced when they got scattered across half of Scotland. This is one of those times when the government is damned if they do and damned if they don’t. Some combination of profiling, technology and armed agents on certain flights would seem to be best but I’d hate to be the person who has to sign off on it. You know they are going to be crucified no matter what.
Janet Napolitano is an idiot and we are stuck with her. 0bama promoted her after her track record of letting in thousands of illegals pour into Arizona from Mexico every day.
The VERY REASON we have these intrusive pat downs is because of Islam, so what does CAIR do?
Muslim Group Advises Women Wearing Hijabs to Allow TSA Enhanced Pat Downs Only on Head and Neck Area
Friday, November 12, 2010
By Penny Starr
CNSNews.com) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has issued a travel warning to Muslim airline passengers on U.S. aircraft in response to the Transportation Safety Administrations "enhanced pat down" policy that went into effect in late October.
CAIR said Muslims who object to full-body scans for religious reasons should know their rights if they are required to undergo a pat-down, including asking for the procedure to be done in a private place. In addition, CAIR offered a special recommendation for Muslim women who wear a hijab, telling them they should tell the TSA officer that they may be searched only around the head and neck.
BTW, CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, also objected to Oklahoma's unanimous voting of NOT allowing Sharia Law in their state. WHO objected to this passing of a law we should NEVER have to even consider?
Yes, you guessed it!
CAIR, the Counsil on American-Islamic Relations! Yes, they felt they were being DISCRIMINATED against because Sharia Law is the LEGAL ARM of ISLAM.
Yes, it is their agenda to have U.S. ALL under Sharia Law. They are slowly showing their TRUE COLORS.
Stop the PC bullshit. 90 year old women aren’t hijacking planes, Middle Eastern guys in their 20s are.
What kind of laxative do you need for that?
She is dumber than cat poop!
US security chief concerned about old-man disguiseSaturday, November 06, 2010
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Saturday that the case of a young Chinese man who boarded a flight to Canada elaborately disguised as an elderly white male raises concerns about a security breach that terrorists might exploit.
(Ya think? I’d bet she NEVER EVER though of that as a potential problem.)
Napolitano expressed similar concerns on the sidelines of the Halifax International Security Forum about the use of such “an elaborate mask.”
“I saw the pictures. I don’t have the actual operational details, but I think these are further illustrations of different tactics and techniques used,” Napolitano said.
Napolitano said she didn’t know any details of the case beyond what was reported in the media.
“I understand it’s under investigation, as it ought to be,” she said.
“Good security is layered security. It begins with information sharing, information collection . . . good screening and scanning techniques at the airport gates themselves,” she said.
Really? Another thread about the damn scanners? If we (R) were in office it would be a non issue on FR.
And yet, Israel manages to stay safe, without giving me a sack rub.
Willy wanted your wallet. Barry wants your willy.
So you’ve been stripped and peeped at and finally get to use the ticket you bought to fly. While you’ve been degraded by the TSA, the baggage handlers are throwing uninspected parcels and baggage into the cargo hold that can blow you out of the sky. This crazy, PC business does not make you a bit safer from determined terrorists, but it does provide fat paychecks for 58,000 TSA employees paid for with your taxes.
Lonsberry claims this is unnecessary, twice. Yet he doesnt offer an alternative. I’m not a fan of this screening but the people to blame are the MUSLIMS. What outrages people (other than the privacy issues) is that other measures (like PROFILING) are not being taken and that we bend over backwards to exempt the very people trying to kill us. The unpleasant truth is that as soon as some Muslim scum blows up a plane this screening was going to happen anyway. At least we may prevent it from happening. Of course if they start using bombs placed inside body cavities, things may get a whole lot worse.
A drastic plan. Cause a mess for sure. But drastic measures may get the message out to the thick heads in DC.
Suggest an "auto demonstration" at airports. Call it the "Tyner Touch". Folks that can, drive their vehicles to the airport all at a certain time and pass slowly. Make sure you have a full tank of gas. 10,000 cars at O'Hara would be a good start. Travel would be a bit slow.
Of course the holiday travel would be hurt and those visiting family will be affected. But the government will take notice and airlines will suffer. Again drastic measures if no one is listening to we the people.
Sure won't be worth the hassle flying. Besides you won t get xrayed or groped if you don't fly. Vid conference will be an option for business.
Another industry taken over by this grab all administration. Obamania is way out of control. 2012 cant come soon enough.
Sent to Rush and Hannity.
I think there is a lot they can do....There are supposedly bomb sniffing dogs and I believe machines that sense explosives. Could this be a payout to Michael CHertoff and his lobbying efforts—he was in Bush administration Homeland Security and now CEO of scanner company. I think every member of Congress, their staff, and the dear leader and his wife and 13 year-old should have to go thru this...tired of Washington Elite exempting themselves from their laws!
Thirteen year old girls are going to have to go thru it?!?!?! Yet we wont profile young middle-eastern men buying one-way cash tickets with no luggage....hmm
Interesting how Christians and Jews don’t seem to be able to claim moral immunity, yet muslim women may get that immunity.....Are they a protected class?
Is any of this constitutional????
On the other thread I posted this idea. If thousands of Americans presented at the airport in a hajib.. A couple of bed sheets should work, plus a genius Freeper idea of using Barium Sulfate or some other substance. So under the hajib, we could send a message “hands off my junk”. “Eyes off my junk” would be fun too!
“I think there is a lot they can do....There are supposedly bomb sniffing dogs and I believe machines that sense explosives.”
Both true, however explosives can be made in flight by combining harmless materials that are smuggled aboard. That’s what the body scanners are designed to detect.
“Thirteen year old girls are going to have to go thru it?!?!?! Yet we wont profile young middle-eastern men buying one-way cash tickets with no luggage....hmm”
Mustn’t offend the MOST LIKELY SUSPECTS.
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