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Rand Paul Advocates Consumer Choice in Energy Committee Hearing

Rand is totally right, consumer choice is being overridden by control freaks in government, with the force of law backing them up. All the while the same government is trumpeting rhetoric about providing more choice. The woman here smugly tells Rand Paul that Congress and the president basically got together and decided that consumer’s do have a choice: buy what we tell you to buy, be fined or go to jail. Those are the new options.

Patriot Act Extension Fails Today, Up For Vote Again Soon

Update: 2-8-2011
PATRIOT Act Extension Fails, For Now, OpenCongress.org
Read the short article at the link above, written by Donny Shaw, some good information. This issue is still very much alive, contact your representatives.

Kucinich: “…In 2007 the justice department’s inspector General told Congress the FBI may have violated the law or government policy as many as 3000 times since 2003 in the course of secretly collecting telephone, bank and credit card records without warrants, instead using so-called national security letters that give them the ability to demand this information and get it. The Patriot Act is a destructive undermining of the Constitution …How about today we take a stand for the Constitution to say that all Americans should be free from unreasonable search and seizure…”



Food ‘safety’ bill passes senate

Government sticks it’s grimy hands deep into our food.

CSPAN2 mic catches Senator Michael Bennet on the senate vote: “…it’s all rigged.”

Ron Paul on TSA: ‘government’s role is to protect our rights!’ not violate them

CNN 11/19/10

Go Ron Paul! Government is supposed to protect our rights, period. “Taking away all our liberties won’t solve our problems!”

The lady argues that the TSA just hasn’t done a good enough job of explaining why it’s groping us? Ridiculous! How does explaining that you’re violating someone’s rights make it any better?

Napolitano is a liar! liar! liar! They already admitted that they store the images and that’s what the machines were intended to do!

Ron Paul to Congress, TSA: “Enough is Enough”

Government does NOT have the authority to GIVE OR TAKE AWAY our rights. Just because they are the so-called “authorities” does NOT mean they can grope and/or molest you! The TSA is now a criminal organization with what their agents are doing daily!!! As usual, Ron Paul leads the charge in Congress, will other Congressman step up or will they stand idly by as usual while our freedom disinigrates? Don’t let up, and don’t let them pacify you on this, one of the most important issues to ever face our nation.

Ron Paul has introduced H.R. 6416, “The American Traveler Dignity Act“.

“This TSA version of our rights looks more like the “rights” granted in the old Soviet Constitutions, where freedoms were granted to Soviet citizens — right up to the moment the state decided to remove those freedoms.” —Ron Paul

Other Congressman not cowering behind Homeland Insecurity:

Rep.Ted Poe, TX (R)

Rep. John J. Duncan, TN (R)

John Tyner to fight TSA persecution and $11,000 civil fine

It sounds like many lawyers are stepping up to help Tyner out if this does go to court, sounds like even pro bono.

How can the TSA fine him when legally airports aren’t even required to have the TSA there? I think it’s time for the airports to opt-out of TSA:

Did you know that the nation’s airports are not required to have Transportation Security Administration screeners checking passengers at security checkpoints? The 2001 law creating the TSA gave airports the right to opt out of the TSA program in favor of private screeners after a two-year period. Now, with the TSA engulfed in controversy and hated by millions of weary and sometimes humiliated travelers, Rep. John Mica, the Republican who will soon be chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, is reminding airports that they have a choice.

Mica, one of the authors of the original TSA bill, has recently written to the heads of more than 150 airports nationwide suggesting they opt out of TSA screening. “When the TSA was established, it was never envisioned that it would become a huge, unwieldy bureaucracy which was soon to grow to 67,000 employees,” Mica writes. “As TSA has grown larger, more impersonal, and administratively top-heavy, I believe it is important that airports across the country consider utilizing the opt-out provision provided by law.”

Read more at the Washington Examiner.


“Don’t touch my junk” bro

Read Tyner’s story.

Pilot refuses TSA naked body scan & grope-down

Follow this link to see video of the CNN interview, from the Daily Paul:
It’s BEGUN; ALL it takes is JUST ONE BRAVE SOUL: CNN- Pilot REFUSE TSA FullBodyScan & Grope-Down!

Good for him, looks like many of his colleagues are standing with him on this move:

Pilots voice support for Michael Roberts on ExpressJet online forums

From pilot sspears737 on the forums:

“Good for you I can’t see why you shouldn’t have been allowed passage. I have a friend who was almost denied passage at terminal C in IAH the other day. The TSA screener threatened him with a pat down at which he stated he had no problem undergoing a pat down. The TSA screener a female then stated, “she would grab his crotch.” I wish I was making this ***** up. It’s the blind leading the blind at the TSA. Good luck with your incident I was harassed myself in terminal E and I understand the lack of accountability that TSA agents have when dealing with the public. You can be threatened at a moments notice by an agent if they see fit…”

Pilot Who Refused Full-Body Scan Railed Against TSA For Months

How A Pilot Refused A Full Body Scan And Now May Lose His Job

Chertoff and Company Pushes for Body Scanners, admits a financial conflict of interest:

Commercial airline pilot refuses full body scan

“The 35-year-old Roberts told The Commercial Appeal newspaper he wants to go to work and not be ‘harassed or molested without cause.'”