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Solution to the TSA: shut it down

Rand Paul wants to shut down the TSA:

“The American people shouldn’t be subjected to harassment, groping, and other public humiliation simply to board an airplane. As you may have heard, I have some personal experience with this, and I’ve vowed to lead the charge to fight back,” Paul wrote at the top of a C4L fundraising pitch, according to blogs that received the email. “Campaign for Liberty is leading the fight to pressure Congress to act now and restore our liberty. It’s time to END the TSA and get the government’s hands back to only stealing our wallets instead of groping toddlers and grandmothers.”

12 Responses to “Solution to the TSA: shut it down”

  1. SGB Says:

    Rand is correct.

  2. Ron W Says:

    At least one elected official is on our side and on the side of the Bill of Rights. I hope we can eventaully elect a Senator..or two..like him in Tennessee.

  3. Adam Says:

    In this day and age, what will replace the TSA should it get punted out? There must be some sort of security checkpoint..all those soccer moms will be worried.

  4. Rivrdog Says:

    Adam, the solution is the National Guard. Replacing the TSA is easy, and I suspect that the National Guard Bureau, the overall Army agency which oversees all the State Guards, already has such a plan on the shelf.

    It will be good for the States, too. All those people are from your own home towns, they will spend their money right at home, and if currently unemployed except for their Guard enlistments (lots of those around here), they will be able to volunteer for the duty, earning full-time military pay and benefits.

    BTW, the National Guard has already DONE this job, remember? They did it for 6 months after 9-11 and before the TSA could be ginned up.

  5. Mike Says:

    I make da prediction: Rand Paul will get booted out of office before one hair on a TSA agent’s head is mussed.

    The TSA is here to stay.

    Why, you ask?

    Because its existence makes the majority of our fellow Americans “feel” safe; because it releases the near-bankrupt airlines of any liability should a terrorist attack happen; because all those jobs mean votes and power to the Party that best panders to the TSA mouth-breathers; and because Congress can only pass new laws, and is incapable of repeal.

    The same dynamic applies to the Drug War and (with slight modifications) also applies to ObamaCare.

    This is it, folks. Regulation after regulation, bureaucracy after bureaucracy, official after official: the trend will be towards more, more, more. The only open question is how long Americans will take it; my guess is “a long, long time”. Despite the derision and contempt, more Americans identify with that “Julia” character created by the Obama Campaign than we would like to accept.

    Welcome to the New World, Kamaraden.

  6. Bram Says:

    Scrap it please. Leave it up to the airports and states to do security. They can’t do worse than the TSA – and I won’t be paying for their salaries and pensions with my federal taxes for the rest of my life.

  7. Phelps Says:

    You don’t tyrannize until you federalize.

  8. Weer'd Beard Says:

    If Obama wins, maybe this guy will run next…hopefully against Joe Biden!

  9. blounttruth Says:

    Rand is one of a few who truly get it and want America back. His father is doing quiet well after a second weekend in a row of WINS! Taking Maine and Nevada delegates after last weeks sweep Ron Paul is moving forward while Willard Romney is fading. Grass roots at their finest, but you’ll never hear about it from todays news media, who know that Mittens cant beat Obama.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/Decoder-Wire/2012/0507/Why-Ron-Paul-s-big-wins-in-Maine-and-Nevada-matter

    Even Bloomberg covering Ron Paul now.
    http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-05-07/how-ron-paul-could-mess-with-romney-at-the-gop-convention

    Still no MSM sites speaking of the Paul victories, but there is still a chance.
    http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/ron-paul-could-still-win-enough-delegates-to-deny-mitt-romney-the-republican-nomination

    How does the establishment GOP handle being beaten? With dignity and honor of course.
    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/us_politics/view.bg?&articleid=1061129886&format=&page=1&listingType=politics#articleFull

    Yesterday 7,000 turned out in Austin to hear Dr. Paul speak. Too bad they cant use diebold black box when it comes to attendance.

  10. Ron W Says:

    blounttruth,

    The open-ended, undeclared, unconstitutional wars and the police-state apparatus are what keep us safe THEY SAY…about which Mitt and Barry agree, just as did George W. and Billy Jeff before them. Anyone who dares to dissent from that and the rest of the two-party agenda is ignored, lampooned or vilified.

  11. Bubblehead Les Says:

    You know, back in 1980, when I was in the Navy, I flew home from Pearl Harbor to Ohio for Christmas. When I was returning, I had to empty my pockets at Cleveland Hopkins Airport and go through a Metal Detector. My Schrade OldTimer Lock Blade was taken from me. I had to put it into Checked Baggage before I could get on the Plane to return to Hawaii, because at 3.5 inches, the Blade was “Too Big.”

    Now, no had said a word at any other Airport in the World I had flown through prior to that, including LAX, O’hare and Kennedy.

    So I’m guessing that the Higher Ups at the TSA got their start in Cleveland, over 31 years ago.

  12. Mr Evilwrench Says:

    As a kid I was a master at setting off metal detectors at airports and whatnot. A magnet will make one crazy. The best was the needlenose pliers in my pocket at the US Senate. Never once was I proned out nor had anything confiscated. Seems like they had some perspective back then.