From the Publisher's Desk
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its
victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under
robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's
cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated;
but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end
for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. "
C. S. Lewis
Amerika's homegrown gestapo aka TSA, are stopping and body searching Americans 100 miles from their borders [http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2008/10/aclu-assails-10/], clearly in violation of the 4th amendment, whilst tens of thousands of Americans and non-American's are placed on the TSA' NO FLY LIST every year growing exponentially.
We predict that these intrusions into your everyday life, government check points are a clear invasion into your personal privacy, and will soon appear far from the 100 mile zone so far being enacted. One reader informed us they were stopped and checked 5 times between Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California, a distance of a little more than 160 kilometers or 355 miles. He said his family was searched and asked at each checkpoint if they "had any cash, drugs, gold or silver coins, where they were coming from and going to and why!"
We believe that these clearly illegal checkpoints [under the US constitution] will start appearing at highways, toll booths and truck stops nationwide. Prepare and govern yourself accordingly.
You are bodily searched, including those parts of your body that are private, when entering a football or baseball game; at high school prom nights and even babies as young as 2 and under are searched, yes their diapers too, whilst mom and dad are not only bodily searched but literally forced to expose themselves to dangerous cancerous X-rays in the TSA' so-called "backscatter" at 65 airports and growing (as of October 2010) Source - http://studenttravel.about.com/od/planes/f/tsa_backscatter.htm
Republican Senator Orrin Hatch was forced to go through a TSA naked body scanner against his will, according to testimony heard at the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, as lawmakers complained to DHS head Janet Napolitano about the "baloney" Americans were forced to put up with at the hands of "arrogant" TSA screeners.
Despite the TSA's official policy stating that travelers can select whether to pass through the radiation-firing body scanner or take an "enhanced pat down," Utah Senator Hatch told Napolitano during the hearing that he wasn't offered the choice.
Are you offered a choice?
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