House resolution calls for end to 'invasive' TSA searches

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  • fisher1949 DUNDALK, MD
    Feb. 16, 2012 4:24 p.m.

    There were no airline attacks between 2001 and 2010 and TSA didnât need to molest little kids, strip search old ladies, remove diapers from incontinent passengers or irradiate and take nude photos of people then. In ten years TSA has not caught one terrorist.

    In 2011 over 98% of items were found using the x-ray belt and walk through metal detectors, not by naked scans or groping passengers.

    TSA is nothing more than a jobs program posing as airline security. This agency has become a bloated bureaucracy that has been over-funded and under regulated by Congress. This has led to a perversion of their original mission and egregious intrusions into the lives of everyday travelers.

    After sixty billion dollars over ten years they can't cite one success. Today 60% of the freight in the cargo- holds of airliners remains unchecked, half of it from foreign shippers. Despite this obvious omission they continue to confiscate passenger property that their own regulations allow.

    There have been 62 TSA screeners arrested for serious crimes this year, including rape and murder. Eleven have been charged with child sex crimes and four for smuggling contraband through security. TSA canât prevent crime within their own ranks, yet weâre supposed to trust this corrupt workforce with airport security.

    Over 1.3 million Americans have died in defense of the liberties that TSA is trampling. Cowards who defend TSAâs violation of the 4th Amendment in exchange for false security are pitiful and dishonor the sacrifice of those heroes.

    This agency has become a national disgrace and needs to be replaced with something that actually works.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 16, 2012 3:01 p.m.


    stripper visions did not become common at airports until BO was pres. So YES, we can blame BO.

    BTW, control of the US house and senate since January 2007 belonged to the dems. control of the whitehouse from jan 2009 to present belonged to the dems. control of both houses and the WH from jan 2009 to jan 2011 belonged to the dems, yet did they repeal the TSA?

    you know the answer.

    But if you're going off on the rock, I see you're not addressing any of the other infringements on liberty for which BO, and BO alone, is responsible.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 16, 2012 2:38 p.m.

    'Invasive searches at the airports.
    Obama...' - The Rock | 8:58 p.m. Feb. 15, 2012

    Um, the TSA was petition and signed into law...

    by George W. Bush.

    Novemeber 19, 2001.

    'The TSA was created as part of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, sponsored by Don Young in the United States House of Representatives[2] and Ernest Hollings in the Senate,[3] passed by the 107th U.S. Congress, and signed into law by President George W. Bush on November 19, 2001.'
    - Cursory Wikipedia Search.

    With a majority Republican House and Senate.

    In 2001.

    Is this how Republicans take RESPONSIBLITY, for their actions?

    'Blame Obama'...

    for something that happened almost seven YEARS before he was elected President?

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    Feb. 16, 2012 12:39 p.m.

    It's about time. Lets end the TSA before they radically expand.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 16, 2012 8:29 a.m.


    care to back up what you said about the Rock? Where did he stray from the facts? don't essentially call him a liar if you are not willing to back it up.

    didn't BO:
    fire the pres of GM?
    force BP to establish a fund?
    close drilling in the gulf? (but ONLY to US employers, not the Chinese or Mexico)
    defy the court order?

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Feb. 16, 2012 12:53 a.m.

    So in context this "resolution" carries no actual weight, right?

    How many man hours were wasted to come up with this? How many staffers typed, re-typed, edited, filed, and put this up for vote? In an age of dwindling budgets, is this the best use of taxpayer money?

  • Kalindra Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 15, 2012 9:27 p.m.

    @the rock
    wow just a few shortcuts through the facts there rock, but then again you never where one to worry about facts or truth right?

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    Feb. 15, 2012 8:58 p.m.

    Yes our liberties are being conditioned away.

    Invasive searches at the airports.
    Obama firing the CEO of GM (where is the legal authority?)
    Obama "informing" BP that they are going to establish a $20 billion fund, without due process of law.
    Obama closing all drilling in the gulf without legal authority.
    Obama defies a court order to end the moratorium on drilling.

    It is one abuse of power after another.

    When England cut the price of tea so low that smugglers could not make a dishonest buck, and then added a tiny tax, it lead to the Boston Tea Party.

    Our constitution is hanging by a thread. Obama says he believes in something called a "Living Constitution" mostly because he doesn't much like the written constitution.

    What are you going to do about it?

  • Random Redlands, CA
    Feb. 15, 2012 6:50 p.m.

    My then-8 year old was patted down pretty invasively last March.As it was a family vacation to Hawaii, so no, driving wasn't really an option, I had no choice but to allow them this "liberty." They were kind enough, however, to let me hover nearby, provided I kept my mouth shut. So now I get to talk to her about good touch/ bad touch, unless it's the government, and they get to do anything they want.