Mary Starrett: ‘Keep America Safe – Get Naked’

by Mary Starrett
Constitution Party Communications Director
Posted at http://www.constitutionparty.com/news.php?aid=1181

Want to keep America safe? Get naked. Do your patriotic duty; after all, if you’re not hiding anything what’s the big deal?

I recently read that the largest nudist group in the U.S. and Canada, the American Association for Nude Recreation fully endorsed the use of full body scanners at airports. I tried to verify this but my web filter said “don’t go there” and the site was blocked. I got as far as Wikipedia’s entry on AANR which says, “Founded in 1931, the organization advocates nudity and nude recreation in appropriate settings.” Personally, I think it’s fine if people choose to play badminton in the all together at a nudist park. That would be an “appropriate setting” for getting naked in public.On the other hand, airports are not appropriate settings for Americans forced to get virtually naked in front of Gestapo-like TSA agents who’ll do who knows what with the images. Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty released a warning on the use of xray scanners calling it:

… a peeping tom’s dream, and a nightmare for those of us who believe in the great American principles of liberty, restrained government, and privacy.

…. TSA agents will be snooping at the undergarments of such “threats” as American kids, grandmothers, and grandfathers. And if you refuse? You will be physically searched by TSA employees just like a criminal after being arrested.

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) said, “Nobody needs to see my wife and kids naked to secure an airplane.”

One tenth of an inch is how far it goes. The types of x rays emitted from machines used by the TSA penetrate one-tenth of an inch into the body. That’s deep enough to craft an image so detailed that even substances hidden under the skin are visible. X rays zapping us at airports and government buildings across the country and getting under our skin by that small fraction are being touted as another small step toward a more secure America. In truth, they represent a giant leap toward slavery.

Polls showing 74% of Americans think airport body scans will make us more secure are either incorrect or else we have become a thoroughly brainwashed and ideologically lobotomized assemblage of slaves who are happy to chant “Thank you sir, may I please have another?” with each violation against our Bill of Rights and natural law.

The fourth amendment guarantees:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Full Body Scanning is unreasonable as it presupposes guilt and ignores the aspect of our law that requires a warrant for searches. This full frontal assault on the Constitution aside, “backscatter” x rays could be a health risk.

So besides being dangerous to our liberty, the use of these imaging devices now deployed at 19 U.S. airports from Albuquerque to Tulsa- with more to come- can also hurt us.

Radiologists are on record warning that no amount of radiation is good.

And since radiation’s effects are cumulative, exposure to even small amounts, over time can pose serious health risks.

The x rays from airport body scanners are especially risky for pregnant women and children. It is morally and legally wrong to expose people to medically unnecessary radiation and it will do little to improve the security of air travel, especially since wide open borders and lax security at ports belie the federal government’s assertion that it is working toward national security.

As if the Constitutional and health aspects weren’t enough to scare the pants off us, consider the frightening prospect for millions of law abiding citizens should President Obama’s pick for TSA chief, former FBI agent Erroll Southers get the job. Southers is on record as saying it’s not Muslim terrorists who warrant closer scrutiny but “anti-government,”“anti-abortion,” “survivalist types” who are “Christian identity oriented.”

Hang onto your copies of the Constitution, your Bible and your pro-life literature. With Southers in charge, being marched in front of a death ray box at the airport could be the least of your problems.

Yes, Southers would be top man at the TSA, an organization not exactly known for transparency. The TSA has denied the body scanners will store and transmit pictures of passengers. The agency’s Privacy Impact Statement claims the x ray machines will have their image storage functions disabled by the manufacturers before they’re placed in airports and that passengers’ body images will be retained on the screen “only as long as it takes to resolve any anomalies,” asserting, “the machine does not retain the images.” But then why would the TSA have required that all machines in use, which can cost as much as $200,000 each, have features which not only capture but store and re-route images of uncovered passengers?

The naked truth appears to be that the TSA is trying to massage the truth, according to the findings of a public interest watchdog group which focuses on civil rights issues.

Thankfully, watchdog groups like the Electronic Privacy Information Center (www.EPIC.org) have been seeing right through the TSA for years. Through Freedom of Information Act requests and several lawsuits the cover up is being exposed.

If we ignore this outrage against our bodies and our freedom, then all bets are off from here on out. Will you submit?

36 thoughts on “Mary Starrett: ‘Keep America Safe – Get Naked’

  1. paulie Post author

    I’m happy to receive props for cleverness, and sometimes they are even deserved.

    Not in this case, though.

    There’s nothing especially clever about cutting and pasting.

  2. David

    The naked body scanners are an assault on our privacy, health, dignity, children, etc.

  3. wolfefan

    Hasn’t the Southers nomination been withdrawn for some time now (and appropriately so IMO)?

  4. Robert Milnes

    This is bullshit. Quibbling about full body scans. Face it, airplanes are Godforsaken things. I never have been on one-&NEVER WILL. You want to get on one? Then submit to the Godforsaken rules. In that big a hurry? Going that far that quick?Something wrong there. Find some other form of transportation. Slow down! Better yet, VTOL hydrogen fueled vehicles. Planes, trains & automobiles-unsafe at any speed. Air=infrastructure. Zero maintenance!

  5. Cody Quirk

    You have to read in-between the lines, Trent.

    But I have to admire Paulie for the way he does it.

  6. More Saint Louis

    Trent, do ya see the ole ‘Third Party Watch’ Space Cadet Captain Cody Quirk (the world’s oldest living teen ager!) crowding out what ever maturity has been gained in the past few years ???????

    Lake, I am sick and tired of being sick and tired!

  7. Mik Robertson

    Perhaps a better response would be to simply have everyone who travels by air go naked. It could not only help to reveal people carrying explosives, but it would reduce the weight on the aircraft, thereby reducing fuel consumption. This could be the secure and green way to go! My suggestion will soon be on its way to the TSA!

  8. More Saint Louis, Huh ??????

    And wouldn’t that be a great thing ????????? It sure beats beating down my personal spirituality by my own tax dollars ……….

    Hmmmmmmmmm Socialist nations like Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Britain, and Greece ????? Countries whose flags [tribal banners] center around the crucifixion ?????

    It is one ting dat yous and paulie aint got much kkkollege, but each of you ‘shoot (wildly I might add) from the hip’ having crudely and errantly connecting, and often failing to connect, ‘the dots’ ……. Lake

  9. Trent Hill

    “You have to read in-between the lines, Trent.

    But I have to admire Paulie for the way he does it.”

    Um, no. Paulie cut and paste the important and interesting parts of the article. Quit being paranoid.

  10. More Saint Louis, Huh ??????

    Cody Quirk // Mar 13, 2010:
    “Don, take those meds!”

    Paranoid ?????????? Try stupid and arrogant, via Don Grundmann, George Phillies, Bob Milnes, Eric Dumbo, Fake Green Party fan, Wayne Root ……….. Lake

  11. Michael H. Wilson

    19 writes: “Hmmmmmmmmm Socialist nations like Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark…”

    You may wish to check the facts before you toss around the word socialist in regards to Sweden and maybe others in that group. The Swedes may be more free economically than the U.S. Last I looked they did not have a minimum wage.
    They had about half a dozen alternatives for Social Security.
    They had school vouchers.
    They had privately run municipal transit systems.

    Howz that for starters?

  12. More San Diego County, Don Lake

    Mikey: While I pretty much agree with you on most points, look at whom my audience was.

    Will you agree that Quirk [and paulie and Grundmann] will often take a single word or phrase and build an entire reply out of the fraction and not the whole ?????

    Grundmann still thinks [or at least indicates] that ‘my guy’ on the California P2008 ballot was Alan Keyes [and it was not] ………..

    May we agree that the average American voter considers the average European citizen to be a wild eyed Socialist/ near Communist ???? [If you want to clear a room full of Americans in a hurry just yell ………..]

    I did not mean to mislead, but as some one whom has spent the decade fighting religious zealots in secular public administration, I feel justified in my answer to Cody ‘Every one is an anti LDS heathen and they are also KKKommie KKKreeps’ Quirk.

  13. Kimberly Wilder

    Putting aside the controversy about which groups said what…

    I am nearly speechless about “full body scanners”. It is a constiutional nightmare. And, I really think, a human rights nightmare.

    Remember (those of us of a certain age) when people would explain to us that folks in the Soviet Union couldn’t travel – their big, evil government was keeping them trapped in?

    That is what has happened to Americans, slowly.

    I wasn’t flying lately anyway, because there were already oppressive screening procedures, and a militarized civilian airport. (Even at Penn Station in NY, it is militarized like a colonial government, with men in fatigues with guns walking around now.)

    The full body scanner is the last draw. I will never fly again. And, I suppose many folks won’t. (Who are these idiots who go through screenings like this to go to Disneyland or Aruba or something…what are they thinking????)

    The choice to “not travel” is a choice and boycott on some level. But, on another level, Big Brother won.

    Clearly, America is going to be losing out and dumbing down (even further), when people who have any notion of Constitutional Rights or self-respect (or fear of oppressive security) stop flying around, exchanging ideas between cities, and exchanging culture with other countries.

    And, on another note: Were there people who thought that the Obama Administration would be “a little less oppressive” than the Bush administration? I confess, I thought some things might be a little better under Democrats. I thought the nasty, cowboy, Big Brother games at the airport would slack off, and I hoped I could fly again.

    Here we are again. Another arena where the Democrats are worse than the Republicans, but they do it to you “with a smile” (and a little bit of fake “hope”)

  14. Kimberly Wilder

    This makes me think, is there any easy web-site, organizing tool, committee of a third party where it is easy to register discontent on the full-body scan and/or oppressive airport security.

    (And, is it really worth boycotting airlines? I mean I think they are failing already. I think the government doesn’t care at this point if they succeed. And, bailouts will probably help to prop them up if the masses dare boycott.)

  15. paulie Post author

    Except the context of what you’re cutting and pasting.

    What context?

    Same headline as on the CP website.

    Same article as on the CP website.

    Author and source credited .

    Any additional context is in your imagination.

  16. paulie Post author

    You have to read in-between the lines, Trent.

    But I have to admire Paulie for the way he does it.

    There’s nothing in between the lines. It is directly, word for word from the party’s own website. Follow the link back if you do not believe me.

  17. paulie Post author

    Perhaps a better response would be to simply have everyone who travels by air go naked. It could not only help to reveal people carrying explosives, but it would reduce the weight on the aircraft, thereby reducing fuel consumption. This could be the secure and green way to go! My suggestion will soon be on its way to the TSA!

    Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.

  18. paulie Post author

    It is one ting dat yous and paulie aint got much kkkollege

    I have no idea what this might mean. I’m not what the KKK considers a white person, and I don’t agree with their ideology.

    I did go to college, and graduated. And got about 2/3 of the credits towards a Masters degree.

    Or maybe Lake was talking about something else entirely…one never knows with him.

  19. paulie Post author

    Putting aside the controversy about which groups said what…

    I am nearly speechless about “full body scanners”. It is a constiutional nightmare. And, I really think, a human rights nightmare.

    Remember (those of us of a certain age) when people would explain to us that folks in the Soviet Union couldn’t travel – their big, evil government was keeping them trapped in?

    That is what has happened to Americans, slowly.

    I wasn’t flying lately anyway, because there were already oppressive screening procedures, and a militarized civilian airport. (Even at Penn Station in NY, it is militarized like a colonial government, with men in fatigues with guns walking around now.)

    The full body scanner is the last draw. I will never fly again. And, I suppose many folks won’t. (Who are these idiots who go through screenings like this to go to Disneyland or Aruba or something…what are they thinking????)

    The choice to “not travel” is a choice and boycott on some level. But, on another level, Big Brother won.

    Clearly, America is going to be losing out and dumbing down (even further), when people who have any notion of Constitutional Rights or self-respect (or fear of oppressive security) stop flying around, exchanging ideas between cities, and exchanging culture with other countries.

    And, on another note: Were there people who thought that the Obama Administration would be “a little less oppressive” than the Bush administration? I confess, I thought some things might be a little better under Democrats. I thought the nasty, cowboy, Big Brother games at the airport would slack off, and I hoped I could fly again.

    Here we are again. Another arena where the Democrats are worse than the Republicans, but they do it to you “with a smile” (and a little bit of fake “hope”)

    Thanks Kimberly, exactly correct.

    The only difference is that I never expected any positive change at all from Obama.

    In my view, any time you help give government power to do the things you think it needs to do, you are also helping to give it power to these types of things which those of us here do not want.

  20. Reality Check

    “Robert Milnes // Mar 13, 2010 at 2:44 am

    This is bullshit. Quibbling about full body scans. Face it, airplanes are Godforsaken things. I never have been on one-&NEVER WILL.”

    ****

    In real English this means that Milness can’t afford a ticket.

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