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State Of The Union – 4th Amendment Is a Joke

The President has never thought very much of our Constitution.  In his well-known radio interview, he opined openly that the fatal flaw of the Constitution was that it did not redistribute American’s wealth in a manner that suited him.

His supporters on the left have ravenously attacked free-speech rights with the reintroduction of the Fairness Doctrine in an effort to control what is said on talk radio.  The FCC will likely complete the task through regulation as the Administration continues its

And, in November 2010, the Administration attacked our 4th Amendment rights to freedom from unreasonable search and seizure with the unconstitutional TSA Porno Scan and Grope-Down.  I wrote about it here and experienced it here.

You would think the usurpation of the U.S. Citizens’ civil rights would be a matter of concern for President Obama.  In fact it is not.  It is a matter of comedy.  This past Tuesday, President Obama had the audacity to joke during the State Of The Union Address about the TSA’s Unconstitutional Searches:

What a National Shame this man continues to be.  Add to your outrage the visual of Vice President Biden smiling and clapping, Nancy Pelosi smiling and clapping, and many many members of the House, Senate, and Supreme Court clapping along as President Obama jokes about the TSA Groping Grannies and Sexually Scanning Sixteen-Year-Olds in a manner that would get a State Policeman arrested for Pedophilia.

If you want to test your logic to see whether or not this is an outrage, know this.  The A.C.L.U. was actually aghast at Obama’s jokes.  When the ACLU is on the side of logic and the people in general, there must be something wrong.

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Choking Out The TSA

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!

H/T sikids.com

H/T sikids.com

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.

Un-freakin-constitutional!

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.

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2011 in Amendments, Bill Of Rights, Constitution, Freedom, Obama

 

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The New TSA Guessing Game

Which One Is The Terrorist?

Which One Is The Terrorist?

 

Which One Is The Terrorist?

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2010 in Bill Of Rights, Terrorism

 

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TSA And A Fourth

The Fourth Amendment to our U.S. Constitution states “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.”

Boiling it down to the issue with the TSA, the Amendment would read:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons 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.”

Thus, to allege that the Federal Government is infringing upon our 4th Amendment Rights, one would need to prove that:
– The search is unreasonable
– The search is without probable cause
– There was not a warrant, oath or affirmation

THE SEARCH IS UNREASONABLE!

The Supreme Court has held that to satisfy the Fourth Amendment, a search of a student by school officials [Federal Government] must be reasonable at the start.  In the case of Savana Redding, the court found the strip search to be unreasonable and without cause.  Yet, at least she was accused of possessing prescription strength Ibuprofen on school grounds — against the rules.

In the case of the TSA vs You and Me, the Federal Government, under the guise of security, is requiring U.S. Citizens to show their naked bodies to Federal Agents or allow Federal agents to touch their (usually clothed) genitalia.  The question of whether or not that search is reasonable might be answered by comparing the security requirements of air travel to that of other areas in the U.S. that need to be most secure.

Are there AIT Scanners and Aggressive Pat-Downs required to enter the White House?  NORAD?  The Pentagon?  The Supreme Court?  The Capitol?  A University Of Nebraska Football Game?  A St. Louis Cardinals baseball game?

How about the Northern U.S. Border?  The Southern U.S. Border?

If those security-necessary locations are not employing the same rigorous screenings, why is the airport front and center?  One could kill 50 thousand football fans with a bomb in their underwear.  Since 9/11, the terrorists haven’t been able to get past a few airline passengers!

I was recently at the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court and such rigorous screenings were not required.  If it’s not required at the above sensitive locations, then it is not reasonable as a pre-condition for passenger flight.

Additionally, it has been widely reported that other more reasonable methods for reviewing airline passengers are available:
– Obscured AIT Scans
– Thermal Infrared
– Psychological Profiling

THE SEARCH IS WITHOUT PROBABLE CAUSE!

Simply put, the purchase of an airline ticket and arrival at an airport is no more probable cause to require an unreasonable search than the purchase of a baseball ticket and arrival at the stadium.

If the person purchasing the ticket exhibits any of the tell-tale signs of such terrorist activities (one-way tickets / no baggage / cash purchase) or is on a terrorist watch list, the TSA can easily ‘affirm’ that there is ‘probable cause’ to aggressively search or scan.

Otherwise, there is not probable cause to search / scan a 3-year-old, nun, Marine, cancer survivor or a pilot.

THERE WAS NOT A WARRANT, OATH OR AFFIRMATION

Again, pretty simple, a judge didn’t even hear your name.

THIS WEEK…

A local radio host suggested a couple of things.

1.  (Paraphrased) “You don’t have a right to go to any restaurant you want.  They can have signs that say they reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. ”

While that is true, restaurants are not going to refuse your patronage without a good reason (probable cause).  Additionally, there are other restaurants that I can frequent. In the case of air travel, the Federal Government (again) has taken away my right to choose.  There are no non-groping, non-porno-scan options for me.

2. (Paraphrased) “If left to their own devices, an airline’s invasive security methods might be much worse should they be assigned with the task of handling their own security.”

I strongly support the idea that American Airlines, Delta, and Southwest would handle their own security.  To keep customers at their doors, the airline would have the desire to match the desire to keep their planes bomb-free with the passengers’ desires to be clothed, untouched, and protected by the 4th Amendment.  Then, I (you know… …with freedom) could choose the airline whose security screening methods best meet my concern for safety and my 4th amendment rights.

The TSA does not care about the passengers’ desires — obviously.  As Janet Napolitano said, “Don’t fly!”

Under the free market paradigm, if American Airlines chose to subject all its passengers to full body scans and aggressive pat-downs, then I could choose to fly on an airline that chose to use magnetometers, light pat-downs, and psychological screening — say Delta.  If Jet Blue decided to use Racial and Religious Profiling, magnetometers, and below-the-knee AIT Scanners, I might decide to fly with them.

And, if Southwest decided to “refuse service” to anyone known to be a Muslim or of Arab descent, I’d buy stock!

Freedom and the free market would provide the necessary security and screening options for the U.S. Citizen traveler!

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2010 in Amendments, Bill Of Rights, Free Market, Freedom

 

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The Aristocracy!

Likely no one is surprised that the members of the upper echelon of the U.S. Federal Government have exempted themselves from the disgusting TSA porno-scan and sanctioned sodomy.

Don’t for a moment think that these people are one of you when they skip the degrading laws they have created for you:

  • Timothy Geithner (skips taxes; why not skip the porno-scan)
  • Robert Mueller
  • Dick Durbin
  • James Clyburn
  • John Boehner

John Boehner? I thought he was the guy — one of us who came up from humble beginnings — that was going to make the Fecal Government more responsive to those it is to serve.

“Government officials traveling with federal law enforcement security details are screened at airports under a specialized screening protocol, which includes identity verification,” TSA spokesman Nicholas Kimball said.

Excuse me?  They show their driver’s license, and I have to show my penis?

Yep, they are just like us!  Except for the Aristocracy!

 

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2010 in Election, Freedom

 

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Teaching Your Child Pedophilia Is Okay

Imagine, in January 2010, you made plans to take your family over the oceans and through the mountains to visit your parents on Thanksgiving Day.  You arrive at the airport to take your trip and decide to opt out of being irradiated.  Thus, you, your wife, and your three-year-old child are greeted with a pat-down that includes aggressive fondling of genitalia.

For three years, you have been teaching your child that NO ONE is allowed to touch their private parts.  NO ONE.  Only under medical circumstances are your parents even allowed to touch their genitalia!  And, the pediatrician, in the presence of the parents, are allowed to examine the child… …rarely in the sexually related areas.  No matter what anyone says (“I’m a police officer” / “I’m a priest”), no one is allowed to touch you.

In comes the TSA.  You are now expected to teach your three-year-old child that certain people ARE allowed to touch their private parts.  These people with blue gloves, uniforms, and badges can touch (through their clothes) the penis, vagina, anus, and breasts.

People can steal their way into our country unmolested, but if you want to visit your Grandmother or Grandfather in a state far away, you have to endure this sexual abuse on behalf of your government.

State pedophilia and sexual battery laws must be used to stop these egregious attacks on our bodies and the 4th Amendment.  Who will be the first State Attorney General to file for an injunction?!?

Remember kids, “People with the blue gloves can touch your private parts. ”

“What did you say daddy?  People can touch my private parts?  Okay.”

 

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