Monday, November 15, 2010

Abolish the TSA Part 1: The Government Molesting American Citizens

I am pissed. And I keep getting more and more pissed the more I hear about the TSA and their invasive methods of "keeping America safe." The TSA, in my opinion, should change its name to reflect what they truly are: The U.S. Department of Pedophilia, Pornography and Molestation. The name says it all. American Citizens innocent of any wrong doing are being molested by the TSA and have images of their naked body taken and saved to computers.

I want to look at a couple of different stories that I have come across lately that have mad my blood boil. I have never been as angry at anything as I am about these two stories. These are the kinds of issues  that our government needs to look at and fix.

Three Year Old Groped by TSA Agent

This incident took place at an Airport where a CW 90 News anchor was taking his wife and three year old daughter on an air plane. Since the three year old set off the alarm twice, she was searched by a TSA agent. It was all caught on video. You can see the agent groping the three year old in places that should never have been touched. The video was shot by her father, the news anchor, and he was the one who actually reported on the incident.

Popular Blogger Sexually Assaulted by the TSA

A popular blogger for the blog "Our Little Chatterboxes", Erin, recently had a run in with the TSA while traveling with her infant.  I could explain the incident, but I think quoting her would be the best.  After her baby formula was taken away to be tested, a TSA agent told her that she was going to be patted down. Erin writes:

"She felt along my waistline, moved behind me, then proceeded to feel both of my buttocks. She reached from behind in the middle of my buttocks towards my vagina area.

She did not tell me that she was going to touch my buttocks, or reach forward to my vagina area.

She then moved in front of my and touched the top and underneath portions of both of my breasts.

She did not tell me that she was going to touch my breasts.

She then felt around my waist. She then moved to the bottoms of my legs.

She then felt my inner thighs and my vagina area, touching both of my labia.

She did not tell me that she was going to touch my vagina area or my labia
I stood there, an American citizen, a mom traveling with a baby with special needs formula, sexually assaulted by a government official. I began shaking and felt completely violated, abused and assaulted by the TSA agent. I shook for several hours, and woke up the next day shaking.

Here is why I was sexually assaulted. She never told me the new body search policy. She never told me that she was going to touch my private parts. She never told me when or where she was going to touch me. She did not inform me that a private screening was available. She did not inform me of my rights that were a part of these new enhanced patdown procedures."

What is America coming to when the rights of our own citizens are being discarded in the name of "safety?" Is what little protection (if any at all) worth the government taking away our humanity? One of my favorite quotes by the founding fathers is one by Ben Franklin. He said: "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

Even at this point, it is obvious the TSA needs to be abolished. They provide very little security (If any at all) and demand our rights and everything that makes us Human. And what is wrong with Americans? We cheer our government on as they strip us of our rights. From the Patriot Act to the TSA. Everything our government is doing to "protect" us is destroying every principle on which America was founded. But stay tuned! I have yet another article on the TSA coming up about body scanners.

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