Rand Paul to TSA Head: “I Feel Less Safe”
By Mary Theroux • Saturday June 25, 2011 12:32 PM PST •
John Pistole, head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), thinks flying is a privilege, and therefore, apparently, those of us “privileged” to be doing it ought to be subjected to whatever humiliations his agents can dish out.
Sen. Rand Paul, during his questioning of Pistole in Senate hearings this week, quoted the Supreme Court’s contrary view:
The right to travel is so important that it is assertable against private interference as well as governmental action. A virtually unconditional personal right, guaranteed by the Constitution to us all.
Sen. Paul continued in saying:
I feel less safe because you’re doing these invasive exams on a six year old. It makes me think you’re clueless, that you think she’s going to attack our country and that you’re not doing your research on the people who would attack our country.
Here are the proceedings:
Senator Paul was clearly raised right—parents, follow that lead!
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