We have seen the checkpoint of the future, and we are not impressed.
But Our Rulers certainly are. That’s because it will calm some of the furor over the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) sexual assaults at airports by reducing the “stripping … unpacking, and … groping.” That’s not to say it eliminates those atrocities — or their sponsor, the TSA. Rather, it places passengers ever more firmly under that perverted agency's thumb.
After fierce public outcry erupted over video footage of a baby undergoing the invasive Transportation Security Administration pat downs, the TSA finally announced that it would be making changes to the screenings to which children will be subjected. The announcement was made by TSA chief John Pistole during yesterday’s Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing.
The U.S. Department of Education has created the largest computerized database of personal information on American students ever gathered by any government in history. The exact personal and intimate facts in this database are outlined in the Student Data Handbook for Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education (NCES 94-303), released in 1994. Comprised of 228 pages plus about 100 pages of appendices, this handbook can be obtained from the U.S. Dept. of Education. Send for your own copy and prepare to be appalled. Or just read this article and find out what to do.
As travelers and state governments across America fight back against invasive screening by the Transportation Security Administration at airports, the TSA is actually expanding its operations covering busses, trains, ships, ferries, subways, and even highways. But critics, who say the methods are unconstitutional and often constitute sexual assault, are up in arms.
Texas Governor Rick Perry agreed on Monday to add the wildly popular anti-TSA groping bill to the special session of the Texas Legislature. His decision to call up the bill followed almost a month of intense and unrelenting pressure from his constituents.
High-ranking Texas officials groped by agents with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are sounding off about the scandal in the press, adding more pressure on state lawmakers and Gov. Rick Perry to resurrect a bill criminalizing the invasive measures without probable cause.
Further curtailing the privacy rights of citizens and abrogating state control over the Internet, President Barack Obama and the Commerce Department plan to implement a new form of online identification, known as “Identity Ecosystem.”
Rather than extend or reform provisions of the USA Patriot Act, the sensiable Constitutional approach for Congress to do would be to repeal the law all together.
Enough is enough! Support Ron Paul's "American Traveller Dignity Act of 2010" (H.R. 6416) to begin turning the tables on the TSA's highhanded and unconstitutional bodily inspection procedures.
JBS CEO Art Thompson's topic this week: Big Brother Internet and Taxes Equal Jobs? In the name of saving journalism, the government wants a stimulus program that will tax and control journalism and the Internet. Also, printing money equals the death of retirement funds.