What paulie said — anti-TSA and pro-WikiLeaks! Both of these issues represent key tests of government power against civil liberties, one related to the First Amendment protections of freedom and speech and of the press, the other related to the Fourth Amendment protections from unreasonable search and seizure.… Read more ...
Posted by Wes Benedict at LP blog:
Michael Roberts, the airline pilot who helped raise public awareness of the full-body scanner program, gave a very libertarian-sounding speech at a recent conference. The text of Mr. Robert’s speech follows.
On January 6, I participated in a panel at a conference hosted by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC entitled, The Stripping of Freedom: A Careful Scan of TSA Security Procedures.… Read more ...
Posted by Mark Hinkle at LP blog:
The concept of “airport security” is actually Access Control. ”Access Control” is a catch-all concept that basically boils down to the idea of controlling who can’t get into a particular area and who can’t. Being stuck at airport security is something that everyone goes through.… Read more ...
Wes Benedict, Executive Director of the Libertarian National Committee, recently gave a speech at a conference entitled “The Stripping of Freedom: A Careful Scan of TSA Security Procedures.” The Libertarian Party blog has republished Benedict’s comments in full.
Given at “The Stripping of Freedom: A Careful Scan of TSA Security Procedures”
January 6, 2011
Carnegie Institute for Sciences, 1530 P Street NW, Washington, DC
I’d like to thank the Electronic Privacy Information Center for putting together this conference and for pulling together a diverse group of panelists.… Read more ...
Originally posted on LewRockwell.com, by John Jay Myers:
With all the naked viewing and groping going on, I wonder if this is the United States of America or the back room of an adult video store. We have two major problems here, the TSA and their intrusive unconstitutional invasions of our rights, and the bigger question of why are we turning into a police state.… Read more ...
[Note: For an interactive map, with a state-by-state list of demos, go to wewontfly.com]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Nov. 23, 2010
National Opt-Out Day activities at San Francisco International Airport
WHO: Those opposed to invasive TSA screening practices that threaten liberty, privacy, and health.
WHAT: Press conference, handing out literature, waving signs, and car caravan, at San Francisco International airport.
Privatize and Profile: Two Simple Solutions to Solve the TSA National Security Mess.
By Wayne Allyn Root, former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and Best-Selling author of “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold & Tax Cuts.”
Usually creeps go to prison for feeling up women and young children.… Read more ...
Lists at top. Expanded excerpts below.
What are the latest incidents alarming the public about these new security procedures?:
-A child whose pacifier set off the machines at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport was taken out of sight of his mother to be screened.… Read more ...
Excerpt from an opinion piece published in USA Today, and sent out to Nader’s e-mail announcement list:
TSA is delivering naked insecurity
by Ralph Nader
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To airline passengers: Get ready for naked insecurity.
To the Department of Homeland Security: If you thought this week was bad, brace yourself for a tsunami of protests in the days ahead.
Sent to firstname.lastname@example.org: November 18, 2010 (ATLANTA) - In response to the recent debate surrounding the Transportation Security Administration?s use of Whole Body Image (WBI) scanners, as well as the two cases already recently filed against the TSA by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Rutherford Institute, the Libertarian Party of Georgia announces today their public opposition to the TSA?s decision to use these devices in our nation?s airports.… Read more ...
(excerpt from) Newsday
Holiday travelers’ choice: body scan or pat-down?
by Keith Herbert / November 17, 2010
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…The New Jersey Libertarian Party is planning a demonstration at Newark Liberty International Airport, Terminal B, on Wednesday evening and will hand out literature explaining that people may choose pat-downs rather than go through body scanners.
Bob Barr in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
For the past year, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and its parent, the Department of Homeland Security, along with Members of Congress from both parties and the Obama Administration, have been demanding Americans give up our basic civil liberties and our fundamental right to privacy, by submitting to a full-body scan — amounting to a virtual strip search – simply because we need to fly on a commercial airliner.… Read more ...