The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Yet on a daily basis people are subject to blatant and ignorant violations of this Constitutional Amendment. Its funny how the US has gone to all these lengths with airport security, yet Israel airport security isn’t this intrusive. They might shoot your laptop, but at least you are treated like a human-being. They are in the middle of territory and religious disputes on a daily basis that involves weapons of all kinds. Yet us Americans have to be subject to blatant violations of our rights and freedoms in the name of “security”?
One such violation had been denied by John Tyner who took cell phone pictures, videos and posts on his blog about his denial to be subject to these violations. With all the publicity, the TSA has decided to investigate this person, and we all know this is just another way that the government is using scare tactics to prevent other people from standing up for their rights.
For 2 years and over 254,000 views, Youtube had a video of a 3 year old being hand groped and violated under the guise of “airport security”, yet as soon as it started getting popular recently, it had been removed conveniently for “copyright infringement”, when it was broadcast on public television and thus became the public domain. Fortunately the comments have not been cleared out yet, and the sad part is some of the sheep are DEFENDING this process.
This video contains content from Tribune, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.
Unfortunately because all the posts online linked back to the same YouTube video, it took quite a while before I was able to find another location for this video. Since the video refuses to embed in this blog, please try THIS LINK.
Then there is another story where the TSA chose Meg McLain for special screening. Here is a video (well audio only in this “video”, 14 minutes long) where Meg was interviewed by a radio show:
Yet another case, where a mildly attractive female was chosen as the ONLY one to go through the “prono-scanner” which she denied and thus set aside to be made an example of. This story is still developing but I expect another investigation into her in order to make another example of the government scaring people into submission.
Luckily there are more and more satirical videos spreading, such as this one:
The real problem is that as the governments powers expand, our freedoms dwindle one at a time. Since they are introduced one at a time, the younger generations take these new rules as if that is how it is, and do not know of the freedoms we have had even 10 or 20 years ago. Even someone like me in my mid 30s has seen a massive change since Clinton was in office. This liberalism has spread into every tiny crack of our society. If we just sit aside and let them do it, then we are no better than those who support the Socialist ideals this government is forcing on us. What is next? ID scans and vehicle searches at all state crossings? Special permits that allow us to cross state lines? Home scanners to make sure we are not doing anything illegal? Internet scanners to arrest people for talking “bad” about the government?
We need to make a stand NOW! Stand up for our 4th Amendment rights. Police require judge authorized search warrants and so should the TSA.