More encounters with my run-ins with the TSA, from the front lines…
Since I choose to OPT OUT everytime I am subjected to using the full body scanners at the airport, I don’t know what is worse…having to opt out to protect my rights or the incredibly stupid conversations I have to have with the TSA agents.
For example, I told the TSA agent groping me up today that there are multiple studies that show radiation from the scanners could give TSA agents exposure to cancer with enough time exposed to them. His response? If they are so smart to detect cancer, why aren’t they smart enough to cure it? ??? OMG.
These are the people “protecting” you.
He argued with me that I should just choose not to fly…and I said I don’t have that option because I need to for work. I also said that the method of travel I choose to move about my own country should not matter, car, train, bus, plane. I went on to say that I had a Constitutional right to travel around my own country, including by air, as a free citizen. What was his response?
“That is a priviledge, not a right.” I asked him to CONFIRM that he meant moving around the country, by any means, and he said yes.
OH MY GOD. Well, there you have it ladies and gentleman, the TSA admits that moving freely about the country is a priviledge, in other words a gift from your government that they ALLOW you to move around the country. Which means it is also something they can TAKE AWAY, since they don’t see it as a natural right you have as a free human in a free country.
This is the same logic that can allow this TSA bullshit to expand to trains, bus stations, car travel, to random stops and inspections, to the infamous days of the Nazi’s stopping people randomly on the street saying, “Papers please…may I please see your papers?” And God help you if you did not have them…since without proof of who you are…you can not prove you have the RIGHT the government has gifted you, to move about your own country freely. So, into the jail you’d go.
I will spend all summer opting out of TSA invasions of my privacy and yours….will YOU the next time you can?
Categories: Big Brother