Tag Archives: whole-body scanners

Bob Barr: TSA grows even more powerful

Bob Barr at The Barr Code:

George Washington, our first and in the view of many, our best president, once said, “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” His prescient observation, delivered more than two centuries ago, aptly describes our present-day Transportation Security Administration (TSA).… Read more ...

Bob Barr: ‘Michael Roberts, Express Jet Pilot, For President in 2012’

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 ...

Ralph Nader: Letter to Senate Committee on Homeland Security regarding whole-body airport scanners

Ralph Nader at Nader.org:

Letter to Members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
September 7, 2010

Members of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator,

We are writing to urge you and your colleagues on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs to convene a public hearing to review the government’s deployment of whole-body scanners at passenger security checkpoints in US airports.… Read more ...