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Eliminate the TSA

amperro Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 2:20 PM
Realize that our "War on Drugs" also results in constitutional violations like this of law abiding citizens.
Doug5049 Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 2:30 PM
The war on drugs is a war on liberty. (I do not use drugs.)
SMyles Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 2:37 PM
It's a shame you have to use the qualifier, but I guess that's the way it is. Virtually everyone uses a drug in one way or another. I think what you meant to say is that you don't use any of the few drugs that have been deemed illegal. There's no doubt more drugs are legal than not.
Doug5049 Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 3:34 PM
I don't use any drugs at all, legal or illegal, including tobacco and alcohol.
JustMC Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 3:55 PM
Aspirin, caffeine, tylenol, penicillin....?
Doug5049 Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 4:34 PM
Nope. Don't need 'em. I take care of myself.
SMyles Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 8:08 PM
Good on you Doug. That's awesome. I admire folks that have more willpower (and/or brains) than myself.

I’m reading the Constitution and I do not see a “Grope or Scan” clause. The TSA is unconstitutional. Let’s eliminate the TSA.

If you read my columns regularly, you know that I consider the TSA to be a carcinogenic petting zoo. I nearly always opt out. I object to the scanners on principle of their unconstitutionality. And I am concerned about the possibility of a scanner malfunction (thousands of service calls have been made to the backscatter X-ray machines)—which medical experts warn can result in extremely high radiation exposure.

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