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Eliminate the TSA

Ted in California Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 2:43 PM
I abhor flying. I can't stand the idea that I, a veteran and current Federal employee who has an active security clearance, has to subject myself and my children to an intrusive search by the government's goon squad. I hate to denigrate the people working at TSA but I can't defend them either. I think that there are a lot of people who work within this organization who have been given too much power to abuse the public and they do it because they are witless little people.

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.

Last week, I was traveling to New Jersey to speak at...