Airport Activism Anyone?

With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up (and busiest travel day of the year), a group of concerned citizens is calling November 24th “National Opt-Out Day.”

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 pat down” that touches people’s breasts and genitals in an aggressive manner. You should never have to explain to your children, “Remember that no stranger can touch or see your private area, unless it’s a government employee, then it’s OK.”

The goal of National Opt Out Day is to send a message to our lawmakers that we demand change. We have a right to privacy and buying a plane ticket should not mean that we’re guilty until proven innocent. This day is needed because many people do not understand what they consent to when choosing to fly.

For more details, go here.

Since I won’t be flying, I won’t personally be participating in National Opt-out Day but I strongly encourage all who are to participate. I’m also interested in what experiences are when/if you are given the “porno or grope” option. I’ll have an open thread ready for you to tell us what you witness or experience.

In closing, here is a short segment from Judge Andrew Napolitano’s “Freedom Watch” called “Right to Know” concerning your 4th Amendment rights.

  • Brad Warbiany

    I’m not flying on that day, but I believe my strategy from this point forward (as a frequent flier) will be to opt-out if selected for the scanner.

    I’m not really that worried about the scanner (i.e. the radiation), nor am I really that worried about some TSA lackey seeing my naked silhouette — I’m not famous, so there’s no money to be made from it.

    The question is really who is more demeaned by an “enhanced pat-down”, me or the TSA agent? I think the agent.

    Especially if I ask him “Hey, can you check for any cancerous lumps down there? Ever since Obamacare passed, I can’t afford doctor visits.”

  • Akston


  • procopius

    RIP David Nolan.

  • Akston

    Indeed. A good man, gone far too soon.

  • VRB

    Clog the system!

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