Normally, I would focus on the 2012 election recap, but this video only proves we have a strong leader for the 2016 presidential race (considering the Mayans aren’t right). Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) makes an interesting analysis of how America is becoming more Orwellian and has parallels to A Brave New World.
Just watch the video and tell me does Sen. Rand Paul look irate about being detained at the Nashville Airport.
He doesn’t look angry to me. Perhaps, the TSA officials at the airport that day might have added too much drama when referring to the incident.
Whatever the case may be, Sen. Paul’s incident has brought to light that it is time that the effectiveness of TSA be questioned. In an recent op-ed that appeared in The Washington Times, Paul wrote about TSA’s work should be on police work, instead of violating our Fourth Amendment rights.
If a federally funded TSA is going to exist, then its focus should be on police work and it must respect the rights of citizens. The TSA should not universally insult all travelers; it should however research, track, monitor and target people that are, in fact, threats to our nation.
This blatant violation of the Fourth Amendment, which protects Americans against unwarranted search and seizure, has insulted many citizens, and rightfully so. I, along with many other travelers, do not view traveling as a crime that warrants government search and seizure. In fact, I view traveling as a basic right, for Americans are free to travel from state to state as they please.
I refused an unnecessary patdown and stood up for my rights as an American citizen. This is a battle Americans face every time they fly. It is my firm belief that TSA should not have such broad authority to violate our constitutional rights in ineffective and invasive physical searches, thus I will further push for the reinstatement of traveler privacy and rights. I will be proposing legislation that will allow for adults to be rescreened if they so choose.
I couldn’t agree more with Sen. Paul’s points. As Americans, we should not be subjected to a groping fiasco before boarding our flights, rather we should be able to go through a screening process that respects our privacy.
It’s always refreshing to see another Paul…this time in the U.S. Senate, fighting for the people against nanny state regulations.
Well…this feels good to say. The GOP has reclaimed some seats tonight. In Virginia, I would like to congratulate Congressmen-elect Scott Rigell, Robert Hurt, and Morgan Griffith. Rand Paul won in Kentucky, Marco Rubio won in Florida, Kelly Ayotte won in New Hampshire, and there will be more to come.
Better say goodbye to some of the characters in this video.
It’s about time that someone had the guts to tell President Obama to stop forcing big government on the people and to butt out of state affairs. Thankfully, U.S. Senate Candidate, Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told the President to mind his own business.
Since President Obama has been in power, the Federal deficit has ballooned to an unprecedented high ($14.5 trillion dollars), government spending on wasteful programs has continued at a record rate, and relying on Keynesian hack theories (can anyone say Stimulus?) to solve our economic woes. Additionally, there has been increased regulations on our coal industry and offshore drilling at a time when we are in midst of an energy crisis. If that is not bad enough, unemployment numbers continue to spike as well.
Kentucky needs Rand Paul’s leadership in the U.S. Senate and there is no doubt the nation could rely on it as well.