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"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."-Ben Franklin

Hey Constitution!  Where did you go?  You promised me the right to free speech, protection against illegal search and seizure, the right to assemble peaceably, the right to be innocent until proved guilty.  What happened?  I thought you had me covered, and as it turns out someone is holding you hostage.  Who is it, you ask?  Who is it that intends to maliciously murder you?  Why the Transportation Security Association (TSA), of course.

America is supposed to be a place where human rights are protected by law; place where no one is above that law, a place where we are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights.  Good luck with that.  You want to see how many rights you actually have?  Go to an airport, and you'll quickly find that you have none.  Not even the most basic right that a person can have...the right to decide who touches your body. 

Everyone knows that there was an outcry for better security after the 9/11 attacks.  People were more than willing to endure a little inconvenience to ensure that their flights would be terrorist-free.  There were a few complaints about going through an extra metal detector, a grumble or two about slipping off their shoes, some shrugs at the new liquid rules, but over all these were considered essential to airport safety and tolerated as nothing more than a small nuisance for the greater good.  Americans were assured that these small steps were protecting them, and they willingly allowed it.  But how far are we willing to let the government go?

Too far apparently.  Now you are expected to bare it all if you expect to fly. The new full body scanners are here folks.  Whether you like it or not, if you want to travel someone has to see you naked or fondle your happy bits.  These scanners are extremely invasive, having the ability to detect the size and shape your genitals, past surgical scars, and can even tell if you are on your period.  You can Google the low resolution version of these images, but the TSA refuses to release the high quality images that they can see. In short, you are being strip searched. 

Many Americans are opting out of the scanners for a variety of reasons ranging from not wanting someone to see them naked to wanting to avoid the unknown risks of untrained individuals running a machine that emits radiation.  The radiation is a very serious issue because there are no conclusive studies on how these machines will affect frequent travelers.  Some travelers have a history of cancer or other medical condition, so they will be avoiding the scanners as well. 

What happens to those that aren't willing to pose nude?  Men, women, and children that refuse the scanners are subjected to an invasive and humiliating pat down.  These pat downs include the usual frisking maneuver as well as touching the genitals and breasts, and putting a hand down the front of the traveler's pants between the underwear and skin.   This can be extremely traumatizing to survivors of sexual abuse, children, or anyone that doesn't want to be sexually assaulted in public. 

Unfortunately, the pat downs cannot always be avoided by going through the scanners.  Some people are still selected randomly for pat downs, or have a medical condition that sets off the machine.  There is no opting out of both of these invasive measures.  Once you are in airport security, you either comply or risk arrests, fines of $11,000, and a lovely spot on the No-fly list.  Welcome to America!

TSA officials are saying we need to get used to the invasive procedures.  They're for your own good, to protect you from the big bad terrorists.  If that's the case, why aren't they doing this for international flights?  I highly doubt that Mrs. Miller and her brood of three are just itching to bring down their plane as they travel from Wisconsin to Topeka to visit Granny.  Alas, those of us that aren't sheeple are being punished by the TSA when we refuse the scanners.  They are intentionally violating the non-conformists in an attempt to humiliate and punish them for not blindly following and standing in line for the iodized radiation machine of death. 

Our CHILDREN are being molested in these lines.  We spend our lives as parents telling our children they should never be touched inappropriately, yet if they want to travel, poor Timmy must have his un-descended testicles played with while his parents look on helplessly.  Where is the outrage?  Why are we not stopping this?  We have no problem charging a 17 year old that takes a naked picture of their own body with child pornography, yet we allow TSA to take thousands upon thousands of pictures of naked children and grope them as they see fit every day.  Why are we not helping the children?  Why are we not advocating for their innocence?  Why am I watching a 6 year old get strip searched on youtube?  Why do I have to listen to an 8 year old girl screaming because "That lady won't stop touching my privates?" 

Why is a cancer survivor forced to remove her prosthetic breast during a pat down?  Why is a man with a urine bag having it ripped from his body and being forced to board his plan covered in pee?  Why is a man with a prosthetic leg forced to strip to his underwear and remove his leg in a crowded terminal?  These are very personal medical problems that a customer (because that is what travelers are) should not be forced to disclose in a humiliating, traumatizing, and utterly illegal way. 

Why are our soldiers being forced to strip while bringing home their dead team member, a fallen soldier that deserves to return home, being escorted with honor?  Why is a woman wearing a skirt shuttled into a paper gown to be felt up by someone other than a gynecologist?  Why is a man that states "This is not ok" arrested?  And why is the woman who taped it on her phone also arrested? 

I foresee some sort of "terrorist" attack being thwarted in the next few weeks by these scanners.  These scanners will be praised as heroes then.  After a few months Americans will be tired of complaining and not seeing results, and being molested in the airport will be just another everyday occurrence.  If we aren't vocal and diligent, the next step will be full cavity searches.  The TSA head has already said that it's just going to get worse.  We are being held hostage by our own government and it must be stopped now.  Everyday this continues we are a day closer to having no rights.  When you toss a frog into boiling water it will jump out.  When you gradually heat the water, the frog will happily swim to its own demise.  We cannot allow this to happen.  We must stand up now!

To the man that said, "If you touch my junk, I'll have you arrested", THANK YOU.  Thank you for standing up for yourself.  For the children. For the women.  For the elderly.  For the disabled.  For America. 

 

I just have one more thing to say:

WE THE PEOPLE, do NOT consent.

WE THE PEOPLE have the RIGHT to free speech.

WE THE PEOPLE have the RIGHT to assemble peaceably.

WE THE PEOPLE are protected against illegal search and seizure.

WE THE PEOPLE have the RIGHT to a lawyer.

WE THE PEOPLE have the RIGHT to NOT be groped.

WE THE PEOPLE have the RIGHT TO STAND UP AND SAY ENOUGH!

 

 "We the People  of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." 

We are not afraid.  We will not be forced to comply.  DON'T TOUCH OUR JUNK!

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Madly...
Nov. 22, 2010 at 10:17 PM

I know that you can't see this, but I am on my feet applauding you right now!  We the People do NOT consent.  Nor should we.  I am not about to surrender my rights as an American, or a human being for that matter, to anyone under any circumstances.  Enough is enough!

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JenW777
Nov. 23, 2010 at 6:37 PM

bUMP?

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zakit...
Nov. 24, 2010 at 4:52 PM

YEAH!!!! Absoulutely!!! Thank you!!!

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