While I generally consider Jesse Ventura to be a bit ‘out there‘, he’s getting ready to give the TSA a flying elbow drop with his announcement on Monday 1/24/11 that he will sue the TSA for infringement on his/our 4th Amendment rights!
On January 5th, I myself was subjected to the invasive and unconstitutional infringement on my 4th Amendment rights by an agent of the Federal Government. At the St. Louis Terminal (as in termination of rights), Michelle was waved through the Metal Detector, and I was pointed toward the AIT (Porno) Scanner.
The 4th Amendment to the Constitution expressly forbids the Federal Government from unreasonable search and seizure without warrant or affirmation of a crime. My purchase of an Airline Ticket and appearance at the Airport in no way constitute the commission of a crime. Yet, I was expected to stand naked in front of a Federal Agent for the purpose of searching my person. No, I was not expected to remove my clothes, however, with technology, the Federal Agent would have been able to view me in an unclothed manner.
I opted out of the AIT Scanner and was subjected to a humiliating hand pat-down which included being touched on my crotch and buttocks by the Federal Agent.
No accusation of a crime. No evidence of malfeasance. Nothing. Just the desire to travel freely gives the Obama Administration and the TSA, in their estimation, the right to view or touch my private body parts.
Check out my post here for a discussion of the 4th Amendment and the TSA.
As for Jesse Ventura, I applaud you for taking the lead on this expansion of the Federal Government and invasion of our rights.
Give ’em hell Jesse… …and a Back Elbow, Bell Clap, Body Press , Big Splash, Body Avalanche, Crossbody, Lou Thesz Press, Stinger Splash, Vertical Press, Bronco Buster, Backhand Chop, Cross Chop, Forehand Chop, Kesagiri Chop, Mongolian Chop, Overhead Chop, Clothesline , Cactus Clothesline, Corner Clothesline, Flying Clothesline, Short-Arm Clothesline, Springboard Clothesline, Three-Point Stance Clothesline, Double Axe Handle, Butt Drop, Chop Drop, Elbow Drop , Bionic Elbow, Spinning Headlock Elbow Drop, Fist Drop, Forearm Drop, Headbutt Drop, Knee Drop, Knee Drop Bulldog, Leg Drop, Elbow Smash, Facewash, Forearm Club, Forearm Smash, Flying Forearm Smash, Sliding Forearm Smash, Headbutt , Battering Ram, Trapping Headbutts, Knee Strikes, Go Sleep, High Knee, Shining Wizard, Hip Attack, Backflip Kick , Corner Backflip Kick, Big Boot, Bicycle Kick, Dragon Whip, Dropkick, Enzuigiri, Football Kick, Jumping High Kick, Legsweep, Mule Kick, Overhead Kick, Punt, Rolling Wheel Kick, Savate Kick, Scissors Kick, Shoot Kick, Sole Kick, Spin Kick, Spinning Heel Kick, Stomp, Double Foot Stomp, Superkick, Tiger Feint Kick, Lariat , Crooked Arm Lariat, Flying Lariat, Lariat Takedown, Leg Lariat, Punch , Heart Punch, Mounted Punches, Spinning Back Fist, Slap , Double Slap, Palm Strike, Senton , Cannonball, Seated Senton, Shoulder Block , Chop Block, Spear, Turnbuckle Thrust, Standing Moonsault, Standing Shooting Star Press, Stink Face, Uppercut , European Uppercut, Knee Lift, Double Knee Lift, Throat Thrust, Weapon Shot , Chair Shot, One Man Con-Chair-To, El Kabong, Discus, Handspring, Pendulum, Rolling Thunder, Illegal Attacks , Asian Mist, Biting, Eye Poke, Eye Rake, Fireball, Hangman, Hair Pull, Low Blow , and especially… …A Testicular Claw.