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November 25, 2010

TSA Update: More Strip and Grope, Opponents are “Domestic Extremists”

by Quincy

Strip and grope to come to boats, trains, and more?

“[Terrorists] are going to continue to probe the system and try to find a way through,” Napolitano said in an interview that aired Monday night on “Charlie Rose.”

“I think the tighter we get on aviation, we have to also be thinking now about going on to mass transit or to trains or maritime. So, what do we need to be doing to strengthen our protections there?”

Opponent’s of strip and grope are “domestic extremists”:

Following the publication of my article titled “Gate Rape of America,” I was contacted by a source within the DHS who is troubled by the terminology and content of an internal memo reportedly issued yesterday at the hand of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. Indeed, both the terminology and content contained in the document are troubling. The dissemination of the document itself is restricted by virtue of its classification, which prohibits any manner of public release. While the document cannot be posted or published, the more salient points are revealed here.

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The terminology contained within the reported memo is indeed troubling. It labels any person who “interferes” with TSA airport security screening procedure protocol and operations by actively objecting to the established screening process, “including but not limited to the anticipated national opt-out day” as a “domestic extremist.” The label is then broadened to include “any person, group or alternative media source” that actively objects to, causes others to object to, supports and/or elicits support for anyone who engages in such travel disruptions at U.S. airports in response to the enhanced security procedures.

Fabulous, now I’m a domestic extremist. Well, as Barry Goldwater said: “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” On second thought, when it comes to opposing an agency dedicated to controlling and intimidating American travelers, I will wear the extremist label with pride. Will you?

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2 Comments

  1. Each day our nation increasingly resembles the USSR under Stalin. I await the announcement that gulags have be built on federally-owned lands in remote parts of Montana. The gulags soon will be filled with “domestic extremists” and people on Obama’s Enemies List.

    Two centuries ago we had the most libertarian government in history. We now are vying with Great Britain for the title of most nannystatist and most oppressive government.

    Comment by Dr. T — November 25, 2010 @ 5:15 pm
  2. TSA’s actions are clearly unconstitutional in my view. If defense of the document which is the origin of America’s laws is “extreme”, then I am also proudly an extremist.

    Comment by Akston — November 26, 2010 @ 1:42 am

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