Skip to comments.White House sides with TSA in Rand Paul standoff
Posted on 01/23/2012 11:20:29 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron
The White House is standing by the Transportation Security Administration in its standoff with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and his father, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas)
The elder Paul called the TSA a "police state" Monday after Sen. Paul was reportedly detained by TSA after he refused to take a pat-down from TSA officials at the Nashville International Airport.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday that he didn't have any reaction to Paul's comment about "police state."
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Just Dear Reader practicing the entire detention of Congress...
They do I believe if they are on the way to Congress.
I seem to remember Pat Kennedy claiming he was on the way to a Congress meeting at 3 am when he ran into a barricade outside the capitol.
Yes: I found it.
” I thought Congress Critters had Constitution protections against arrest and detainment while conducting their official business? “
Yeah - but ‘Rand Paul (R-IN) acted stupidly’, don’tcha know??
That's in the Constitution; and we know what Obama thinks of that old, dead document...
Maybe if mr POTUS and his handlers lurked at FR, they’d discover that the constitution is on Rand’s side. But that probably would not have stopped them anyway.
Color me surprised.
Yeah, I remember that too.
But in this case, I think Rand was actually on his way back to DC.
Oh, sure, like the White Hut would side with TSA if it had been Sheila “Don’t you know who I am” Jackson-Lee.
Leftists, inherently, place far higher value on the ad hoc decision making ability of those elites/judges who are alive today
over any written (inherently in the past) document, law, agreement, contract, or even the personal wisdom of anyone that lived in the past.
This is a huge concept, and it is one of the first consequences of their base worldview.
It was probably his pocket Constitution that set off the alarms!
If the Republican’s were smart (which they are not) they would let Paul do the GOP response to the State of the Union...better yet, let Newt do it.
***The White House is standing by the Transportation Security Administration***
Did anyone really think otherwise?
Nobody on or offline has been able to give me a justification for Bush’s creation of DHS when we have so many other bureaus and agencies slated to do the job. No justification to federalize the TSA either.
Now look what we have. Thanks a lot Jorge.
He did assault a security guard at the airport. Claiming he was on his way back to Congress.
"The police state in this country is growing out of control," the elder Paul said in a statement released by his presidential campaign.
"One of the ultimate embodiments of this is the TSA that gropes and grabs our children, our seniors, and our loved ones and neighbors with disabilities," he continued. "The TSA does all of this while doing nothing to keep us safe. That is why my Plan to Restore America, in additional to cutting $1 trillion dollars in federal spending in one year, eliminates the TSA."
For anyone baffled by the continued support for Ron Paul, I ask what other candidate will speak this candidly and forcefully about our federal government? If Newt or Santorum would adopt these ideas, they would get probably half of Pauls current supporters.
Senator Rand Paul Detained by TSA at Nashville Airport
Article 1 Section 6 of the U.S. Constitution:
“The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States. They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.”
The Senate is back in session today at 2 p.m., with votes scheduled at 4:30 p.m. It is not clear if Paul will make it to Washington by 4:30 p.m. on his new flight.
Soule noted that Paul was eventually rebooked on another flight and rescreened without incident.
No doubt about it, when Paul is right he’s right on the money....and he’s not bashful about sharing his thoughts.
Too bad he comes off as a quack and is so woefully wrong on Foreign Policy.
With all the problems that need to be solved, the regime is concerned with scoring cheap political points
TSA = Gestapo.
Of course the White House backs its own personal “blueshirts.”
Resist. Rebel. Tear down the police state that has been forced upon us. Its time for the slaves to throw off their chains and hold the masters accountable.
And the detention of all citizens deemed to be either conservative or republican, own guns, go to church, desire American sovereignty, pro-life, didn't contribute to democrat coffers, or failed to vote for Obama.
I knew it was in there but was having a hard time finding it.
Newt in particular has a GOLDEN opportunity here. He could speak up on Sen. Paul’s behalf on how the TSA is out of hand. Even proposing what Senator Paul’s own father has, which is to turn over most or all of the TSA’s functions to the airlines themselves...is a winner.
He could endear himself to some Paul supporters by coming out in support of his son, and score a big one for liberty at the same time.
Like when they tried to Confiscate the Congressional Medal of Honor from Joe Foss, because an 86 year old WWII Fighter Ace might use it as a weapon.
“Wonder if they’re using Breach of the Peace or if the constitution as a whole is irrelevant to the WH.”
They view Our Entire Constitution as a Breach of THEIR Piece.
Wonder if the White House would have done the same thing had the Congressman’s name been James Clyburn?
That would be Rrraaaassssiissssts!
“TSA = Gestapo.
Of course the White House backs its own personal blueshirts.
Resist. Rebel. Tear down the police state that has been forced upon us. Its time for the slaves to throw off their chains and hold the masters accountable.”
After the military cuts, it’ll be a civilian army just as big as the military.
LOL. They would have let her board because of her wild @$$ hairdo.
Obama has the uncanny, almost instinctual ability to come down on the wrong side of every single issue he sees.
It is instinctual, he’s an America hating sumbeyotch commie.
Agree about the thug agency DHS.
They are to the ports, airports, and border points in 2012 what Vito Genovese was to the ports of NYC in 1953.
A legislator detained by govt goons. It’s like a scene from Seven Days In May.
Hmmmm, good idea for movie tonight.
Not sure I can handle another debate, a good movie is a nice alternative...thanks!
To be sure, it was a great film, but the lefty bias is pretty obvious.
No doubt about it, the scenario is a great topic for discussion though.
The acting is of course second to none... but Frederick March and Burt Lancaster in the WH going back and forth was classic dialogue, thought provoking, they just do not write scripts like that anymore.
I loved the movie Dr. Strangelove too, even though it had the obvious leftist tilt also, but what a movie!
At least those movies had some quality to them, can't say the same for the crap that is churned out today.