Skip to comments.The TSA's mission creep is making the US a police state
Posted on 04/23/2012 7:16:42 PM PDT by george76
The out-of-control Transportation Security Administration is past patdowns at airports now it's checkpoints and roadblocks.
Ever since 2010, when the Transportation Security Administration started requiring that travelers in American airports submit to sexually intrusive gropings based on the apparent anti-terrorism principle that "If we can't feel your nipples, they must be a bomb", the agency's craven apologists have shouted down all constitutional or human rights objections with the mantra "If you don't like it, don't fly!"
now TSA is invading travel by other means, too. No surprise, really: as soon as she established groping in airports, Napolitano expressed her desire to expand TSA jurisdiction over all forms of mass transit
Airports, bus terminals, train stations, highways what's left? If you don't like it, walk. And remember to be respectfully submissive to any TSA agents or police you encounter in your travels, especially now that the US supreme court has ruled mass strip-searches are acceptable for anyone arrested for even the most minor offence in America. If you're rude to any TSA agent or cops, you risk being arrested on some vague catch-all charge like "disorderly conduct". Even if the charges are later dropped, you'll still undergo the ritual humiliation of having to strip, squat, spread 'em and show your various orifices to be empty.
Can I call America a police state now, without being accused of hyperbole?
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Yup. The number of freepers who have tried to tell me that "I don't have to fly if I don't like it" would be disheartening if I didn't know how strong the tendency towards statism there is in any society.
“Can I call America a police state now, without being accused of hyperbole?”
Ya know...all you say is true but you omitted the part where We the People failed to rejected it. In fact, the electorate is the problem not the despots. As a people we’re apathetic, stupid, self centered and happy for the govt to steal from someone else so we might have. If there’s a problem in DC its b/c we’ve allowed it to fester. While we wait for DC to reform itself the noose gets tighter. Real change is going to come from an awake electorate not the pols.
TSA needs to be abolished.
We need to do what Israel does and actually use profiling to look for terrorist instead of stripping grannies and putting children through porn scanners.
Debate on these big issues used to take place in the newspapers and television news pro and con debate panels. That is not true anymore in today’s brainless”gottcha news.” We also had conservative and liberal think tanks arguing and educating people on such expansion and spending. Now we are dominated by radical Soros gottcha.
I can’t place all the blame on the people who do not know the dangers because it is hidden from them by today’s elitists who have the responsibility to deliver valid information on what is happening in DC.
We don’t have free and fair elections. Voter fraud is rampant.
What is the Republican Leadership doing about this out of control TSA agency???