Monday, November 22, 2010

I am back and uber-angry!!! TSA....

I am happy to return to resume my ranting. I have been out of pocket because... frankly, everything this administration has done gives me a headache and miserable!

However, it is time to resume the fight!!! They are completely ignoring the Constitution of the United States!

I do not fly often, but had hoped to eventually go to Australia, Isreal and had existing plans to return to Maui every ten years with my husband for our 20th, 30th, 40th, etc... anniversaries! Hoped to visit family in Maryland and Pennsylvania in the next year or so.. NOT NOW!

I am sure that by now you have all heard about the new TSA policies on the backscatter and pat-downs. Anyone that sets off the regular metal detector or any of the people selected for the random search is asked to go through the backscatter x-ray; which is a virtual strip search. Now before you get your panties all in a wad, you can "opt-out" of the strip search, but then you just volunteered for a very invasive "pat down". The pat down includes fondling your breasts or testicles (which ever is applicable).

Now if that isn't enough to make you head explode, this will. Everybody that has had knee replacements, or any other surgical procedure that required metal to permanently placed in the body sets off the metal detectors. SOOOOO TSA is spending all their time patting down elderly people and Veterans. Nice huh?? There have been several horror stories pop out one by one. A picture of a four year old little boy being strip searched, a man whose clostomy bag was spilled on him, a flight attendant that was instructed to remove her prosthetic breast that she uses because she is a breast cancer survivor, etc... These are just a few examples of TSA abuses and these are probably the worst of them, so far...

I can, without trying, think of about five ways to get around this crap, but I won't share them online. My point is that this is not making anyone safer. It merely gives the appearance of trying to have security, but in reality it doesn't. The terrorists are watching the news and they simply adjust their plans of attack to counter our counter-terrorism measures.

Call your Senators and Representatives!! This is a Constitutional Issue and don't let anyone tell you it is not. Remind the politicians that this is the United States, not Russia and that they all swore anoath to uphold the 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."

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