When in the course of governmental tyranny…

Our Federal Government, in the person of the Transportation Safety Administration, is out of control. Every day, there is some report of harrasment by the TSA, or more violatations of our 4th Amendment rights. The idea that we give up those rights simply with a purchase of a ticket is ludicrous.

Here’s a run-down of the latest incidents from Drudge on Sunday, November 21, 2010.

  • A young boy passes through an airport metal detector without any alarm but is selected for more scrutiny. He is given a manual examination but is so shy that he doesn’t stand still as ordered. In frustration, his father removes the boy’s shirt and gives it to the TSA agent. Video here.
  • A flight attendant and cancer survivor ordered to remove her prosthetic breast for examination by TSA agent.
  • A TSA agent gropes a bladder-cancer survivor causing a leak from a urostomy bag leaving the passenger covered in urine (the agents refused to listen to his medical condition.)
  • Now, in apparent retaliation (video) to all the negative reports, TSA agents start a work slow-down at Chicago’s O’Hare airport.
  • Even Hilliary Clinton said on the Sunday’s Face the Nation and Meet the Press shows that she would not submit to the new body searches either.

I cannot think of a time when the citizens of this nation was universally united against governmental actions and policy. Well, perhaps not since the Stamp Act of 1765 that specifically targeted the colonists has the country reacted to the TSA is specifically targeting citizens today.

In that instance, it was another ten years before resistance to the government turned to arms. I pray the new Congress starting in 2011 can resolve this and end the tyranny of the TSA and DHS before any acts of violence occurs.

Frankly, I’m surprised there hasn’t been a more active resistance before now. I think the travelers this coming Thanksgiving period will give us a clue.

5 thoughts on “When in the course of governmental tyranny…

  1. We're not going anywhere. Daughter, SIL and G'kids will be with his folks—his brother just annouced they'll be coming in from Nashville (he's a C/W studio drummer.)

    So, Joyce and I will spend T'Giving with her Cousin and their family.

  2. It will have to be a personal choice. I like to drive so it's easier for me to make that choice. When I was younger, I'd drive from KC to San Antonio several times a year. That's where my employer's corporate headquarters was located and I was a guest instructor in the company school.

    I'm retired now and that choice is harder. My wife and I drove to Indy last summer. Our largest car is a Chevy Equinox and it was torture. I could not get comfortable and we had to make numerous stops. Consequently our progress was much slower than we'd originally planned.

    Still, if I have sufficient lead time, there's nowhere in the continental US that I can't reach by driving.

    While I was still working, I was a frequent flier—not by choice. No more. It's just not worth it.

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