We do have to remind folks first that it was George W. Bush who gave us the Department of Fatherland, er I mean Motherland, er I mean Homeland Security. A big part of that useless, over-reaching, and unnecessary bureaucracy of despotism is the TSA, which, in itself, is becoming more monstrous everyday. Although they “missed” the Underwear Bomber, who waved more red flags than the Chinese Olympics, and whom Barney Fife could had nabbed even on a bad day, they are making sure they get to “Play with your junk.”
Even the airline pilots are getting fed up.
Also in recent news, the valiant Blue Shirts protected us from this gal in the name of “Public Safety”, “National Security” and “for the children."
“As the TSA agent was frisking plaintiff, the agent pulled the plaintiff’s blouse completely down, exposing plaintiffs’ breasts to everyone in the area,” the lawsuit said. “As would be expected, plaintiff was extremely embarrassed and humiliated.”
TSA workers continued to laugh and joke about the incident “for an extended period of time,” leaving the woman distraught and needing to be consoled. After the woman re-entered the boarding area, TSA workers continued to humiliate her over the incident.
“One male TSA employee expressed to the plaintiff that he wished he would have been there when she came through the first time and that ‘he would just have to watch the video,’” the suit said.
The incident bears similarities to a 2002 case involving a pregnant woman who had her breasts exposed by TSA agents in public. Her husband was thrown in the airport jail for complaining about the treatment of his wife.
Or the incident in which a single mother traveling with her baby was subjected to a little groping in the name of “National Security”.
Never mind the fact that if anyone “searched” a 15-year old girl on the streets the way TSA does, they would wind up in prison and on the Sex Offender Registry. This is National Security, peasants, so shut up and get back in line. Or else get in that other line, the one leading to the cattle cars.
Civil rights groups contend the more intensive screening violates civil liberties including freedom of religion, the right to privacy and the constitutional protection against unreasonable searches.
"The Transportation Security Administration says airline passengers won't get out of body imaging screening or pat-downs based on their religious beliefs.
"That person is not going to get on an airplane," [TSA Chief ]Pistole said in response to a question from Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., on whether the TSA would provide exemptions for passengers whose religious beliefs do not allow them to go through a physically revealing body scan or be touched by screeners."
Um, well, unless the religious person in question turns out to be a member of the Religion of Peace. You know, the folks who’ve knocked down more airplanes around the world than the RAF. They get special privileges and a big pass.
"However, Muslim women will not have to face such worries. CNSNews.com has reported that Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) — which is frequently tied to domestic terror plots — has been guaranteed that TSA officials will only pat down Muslim women in the head and neck area."
The Constitution of these United States does not take precedent over TSA regulations, but Sharia Law does.
Thank God we’ve sacrificed freedom for security. Well, the illusion of security. And a growing police state. Orwell would be proud.