Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

TSA detains, interrogates Ron Paul's family and aides
Washington Times ^ | 8/31/12 | Tiffany Madison

Posted on 08/31/2012 2:00:51 PM PDT by Nachum

DALLAS ― After the Republican National Convention, Rep. Ron Paul’s family and aides were allegedly detained and interrogated in Clearwater, Florida yesterday. Paul’s family and aides attempted to depart for Texas when eight Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents refused to allow their passage. According to Lew Rockwell, Paul's former chief of staff, agents first questioned the pilot’s credentials, then insisted the passengers and plane be searched for explosives. TSA agents did not cite any specific threat, but insinuated the Paul family was a threat to Mitt Romney, claiming the nominee “might be nearby.” The pilot reminded

(Excerpt) Read more at communities.washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: detains; gopconvention; interrogates; pauls; ronpaul; tsa; tsapervs
Your papers please
1 posted on 08/31/2012 2:00:59 PM PDT by Nachum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Nachum

NUTSA!


2 posted on 08/31/2012 2:02:25 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Attack!- where?? who knew?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

End the TSA!


3 posted on 08/31/2012 2:04:13 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

No matter what people think about Ron Paul...this is absolute Porta Potty Water.

Since when did Obama/Napolitano TSA start caring about Romney?


4 posted on 08/31/2012 2:05:26 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (When is Fox News gonna fire Karl Rove?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Ron Paul or the TSA

The TSA or Ron Paul.

Finding it hard here to give a care about either.

~snort~


5 posted on 08/31/2012 2:07:12 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum
According to Lew Rockwell...

Oh please, they lost me here.

6 posted on 08/31/2012 2:07:21 PM PDT by Jean S
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

And its only gonna get worse.


7 posted on 08/31/2012 2:08:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

I’m no fan of the TSA, but when they encounter people as crazy as the Ron Paul gang I can see where they might want to be extra careful. The old coot is stark raving mad, and since he’s lost what’s probably his last election, he should be viewed as a loose canon.


8 posted on 08/31/2012 2:08:33 PM PDT by Cementjungle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

“This is the Communities at WashingtonTimes.com. Individual contributors are responsible for their content, which is not edited by The Washington Times. The opinions of Communities writers do not necessarily reflect nor are they endorsed by the Washington Times. Contact Us with questions or comments.”

It’s from some whack job blogger...


9 posted on 08/31/2012 2:09:05 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum
Once again for those late to the show:

T.S.A. = The Sanduskying of America.
10 posted on 08/31/2012 2:11:07 PM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne - "Politics ain't beanbag")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Responsibility2nd
Ron Paul or the TSA

The TSA or Ron Paul.

Finding it hard here to give a care about either.

~snort~

Thank you for proving it can happen here. That for a paycheck, an otherwise actual American will stoop to slander so vile, that it equals anything the Soviets, Communist Chinese or East German Stasi ever got their own people to do to each other to serve tyranny.

You're obviously far too gone to realize it, but with your post, today, your soul died.

Enjoy your thirteen pieces of silver.

11 posted on 08/31/2012 2:13:38 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

“Lew Rockwell”??????? Hahahahahahahahaha! I’d stop ‘em too.


12 posted on 08/31/2012 2:13:38 PM PDT by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cementjungle

Were the vaginas part of the detained group. TSA would have fun patting them down.


13 posted on 08/31/2012 2:16:53 PM PDT by IM2MAD
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno

I agree. This is not the first post on FR on this story. I doubt this story... Not that I like TSA.. probably a Paul supporter with an AX to grind on the TSA and Romney...not that I am a Romney fan....


14 posted on 08/31/2012 2:16:59 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Talisker
OMG. I've insulted a TSA employee. Or a Paultard trufer.

Whatever. Fill out your butthurt grievance here.


15 posted on 08/31/2012 2:20:02 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

This is the second or thrid time Paul family has had a run in with the TSA?


16 posted on 08/31/2012 2:23:37 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Ron Paul supporters tend to be foul mouthed, disruptive and dishonest kooks.

However?

Though I doubt this story, if it is true -— a few people at TSA should be fired!


17 posted on 08/31/2012 2:26:23 PM PDT by Kansas58
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

He was boarding a private plane. They had no business messing with him.

I mean, its not like he was some kind of Vietnamese grandmother.

Still, I feel safer knowing that Ron Paul would not be able to hijack his own plane.


18 posted on 08/31/2012 2:26:48 PM PDT by marron
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum
And there are people on this thread who make fun of this?

The TSA should be ended along with the open borders insanity of letting in the enemy aliens who created the need to have such a thug force.

Under the ruse of protecting transportation, we have ended up with a roving federal police force - typically made up of AINO's (Americans in Name Only) - that violates American rights at every step of the way.

And now they terrorize the family of a legitimate Presidential candidate, the mother of a United States Senator??!

No different then the Communist thugs of the Soviet Union and their criminal Chekists.

19 posted on 08/31/2012 2:30:15 PM PDT by Regulator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Talisker

Sometimes Surely’s law does apply. Surely, the TSA and Ron Paul deserve each other.


20 posted on 08/31/2012 2:33:12 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno

Yes. The story smelled funny from the title on. Come on people. Let’s leave the gullibility to the Dems where it belongs.


21 posted on 08/31/2012 2:33:22 PM PDT by Tar and Feathers (http://tarandfeathersusa.wordpress.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Regardless of your opinion of Ron Paul, this should be alarming. The TSA is being used to harass and defame a sitting member of Congress and Presidential candidate. Combine that with the convention delegate shenanigans and it’s clear that we are closer to big problems than it might seem, on both sides of the aisle. A high profile consultant “joking” in a very public way about murdering a Senatorial candidate of his own party ... It’s very weird. Take thereins of power away from these people, they’ve gone completely ‘roumd the bend.


22 posted on 08/31/2012 2:34:56 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

I would take it seriously whether or not you are a Ron Paul fan. Recently it was “swatting” and now it will be “TSAing” people as a political attack. Be wary of what you condone for others as you may be the “other” later.


23 posted on 08/31/2012 2:37:07 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

At Christmas time Im going to be flying with 3 of my granddaughters...

I dont need to read stuff like this...


24 posted on 08/31/2012 2:39:01 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

I’m sorry but based on the source, this never happened unless there’s a video to verify.


25 posted on 08/31/2012 2:40:05 PM PDT by KingKongCobra
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

The very firsat thing that President Romney needs to do, after being sworn in, is disband the TSA.


26 posted on 08/31/2012 3:07:43 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (The First Amendment is a large caliber weapon. USE IT !!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Deb

Frankly, I’m surprised that Lew Rockwell failed to discern that the TSA agents were actually with the Bilderberg Group, and in disguise.


27 posted on 08/31/2012 3:22:41 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

AAAAAHHHH!!!! The Build-A-Burgers!!!! Drat! They’re everywhere!!


28 posted on 08/31/2012 3:42:27 PM PDT by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Cementjungle

Are a person’s political views probable cause to search someone. I don’t think we want to go there.


29 posted on 08/31/2012 4:13:43 PM PDT by albionin (A gawn fit's aye gettin.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
Yep, these are some of the early warning signs.

"Shark bumps"

30 posted on 08/31/2012 4:18:29 PM PDT by GBA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno
There are three other sources, inside one which includes a Ron Paul press release:

One

Two

Three

I wouldn't expect the so-called 'mainstream' press to cover it; they have gone completely Soviet.

31 posted on 08/31/2012 4:26:49 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

Comment #32 Removed by Moderator

To: Lazamataz

Hitler didn’t seize power, the German people gave it to him because he was only targeting bad people like communists......and greedy bankers...and Jews...and anyone else who stepped out of line. It all started with little annoying incidents like this.

Mitt Romney is no Hitler and had nothing to do with this incident but the people telegraphing that this is OK may soon find themselves on the receiving end.


33 posted on 08/31/2012 4:38:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Lazamataz

“I wouldn’t expect the so-called ‘mainstream’ press to cover it; they have gone completely Soviet.”

Agreed. But really, these are a long way from mainstream...and if it really happened that way, I would expect there to be a mention of it to put a couple more slugs into him from the press, somehow blame him for it. Remember, his other run-ins were pretty well publicized.


34 posted on 08/31/2012 5:09:10 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: RegulatorCountry

Well said.

This should be alarming on principle, whether or not one feels sympathy for Ron Paul.


35 posted on 09/01/2012 10:18:59 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson