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Archive | November, 2010
Anyone who favors self-government should support the efforts by WikiLeaks to expose official lies. Their latest release of hundreds of thousands of State Department diplomatic cables will hopefully undermine the piety and pretentiousness of U.S. foreign policy for years. The Obama administration is rolling out the same old “people will die!” hobgoblin in response to […]
The Transportation Security Administration has a long history of stretching power far past the bounds of sense of decency. This 2008 piece from the Future of Freedom Foundation’s Freedom Daily exposes the perils of a bad atttiude at the airport.. Freedom Daily, June 2008 Federal Attitude Police by James Bovard The Transportation Security Administration has […]
On this first National Opt-Out Day, good Americans are supposed to blindly trust the Transportation Security Administration. But the TSA has had far more scandals than the media chooses to admit – or remember. Following is a piece I wrote for the New York Times in August 2004 on the nationwide epidemic of baggage looting […]
National Opt-Out Day is a great response to the TSA’s damned outrages. From the Opt-Out Day website: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 is NATIONAL OPT-OUT DAY! It’s the day ordinary citizens stand up for their rights, stand up for liberty, and protest the federal government’s desire to virtually strip us naked or submit to an “enhanced […]
Congratulations to everyone raising hell about the TSA. When the New York Times Business Section has to notice the hubbub, the issue has traction.
Here is Ron Paul’s statement on HR 6416 Introducing the American Traveler Dignity Act Mr. Speaker, today I introduce legislation to protect Americans from physical and emotional abuse by federal Transportation Security Administration employees conducting screenings at the nation