Ron Paul: Crotch Groped by TSA, Calls for Boycott of Airlines

by 1389 on November 24, 2010

in 1389 (blog admin), airlines and aviation, burqa/niqab, Christianity, Germany, Judaism, Nazism, political correctness, security, Shari'a, tyranny, U.S. Constitution

(h/t: Macker)

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
November 23, 2010

Related: “Screw Big Sis”: Man Strips Down In TSA Opt Out Protest

Appearing on the Alex Jones Show today, Texas Congressman Ron Paul expressed his outrage and disgust with the TSA and its unconstitutional naked body scanners and genital groping under the transparent pretense of protecting the American people from terrorists in distant caves.

“If we tolerate this,” Paul said, “there’s something wrong with us.” He added that the American people deserve to be humiliated and demeaned by the government if they refuse to stand up and resist.

Paul predicted Americans will eventually boycott the airlines to put an end to the intrusive searches and the unconscionable use of dangerous backscatter radiation naked body scanners. “Maybe the Congress will get off their duffs and do something in January,” he said, “and insist we rein in the TSA.”

Responding to Alex Jones’ assertion that the TSA’s actions are akin to what the Nazis did in Germany during the 1930s, Ron Paul said that we long ago capitulated on “showing our papers” and now routinely provide Social Security numbers to employers and show our government issued driver’s license as an accepted form of identification. “Now the government wants us to show them our genitalia and they want to take pictures of us and put their hands into our pants,” he said.
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Congressman Paul said in the course of his work representing the people of Texas he has to endure TSA abuse, including the latest “enhanced pat down” that verges on sexual molestation. “I have to go through that all the time because I have metal in my knees,” he explained. “I get prodded all the time and it is disgusting and I tell them so.”

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Join the boycott!

Whether or not you agree with Rep. Paul’s policies on other matters, I would say that he is definitely right about this. It’s time to draw a line in the sand with regard to unconstitutional government intrusion.

Jesse Ventura has already spoken about an airline boycott, and Ron Paul emphatically concurs: “Quit flying!”

Rep. Paul plans to drive or take other modes of transportation instead, and to do everything he can to put an end to this abusive policy. He strongly recommends that we all do the same.

Modesty, bodily privacy, and human dignity – versus totalitarianism

The international press and the blogosphere has been full of news items about banning the burqa in various European countries. (Phyllis Chesler offers many strong arguments in favor of banning the burqa.) This is part of the ongoing controversies regarding shari’a law and Muslim demands for the veiling, isolation, and abuse of women under the pretexts of honor, shame, and “modesty.”

Such intrusive demands for us to change our ways to accommodate Muslim gender apartheid have nothing to do with modesty as we know it in a society founded upon Judaeo-Christian principles. In fact, the Muslim idea of “modesty” is the very antithesis of ours.

For Muslims, veiling the female body to the point of anonymity with the chador, the niqab, or the burqa, becomes a denial of human dignity and a denial of the equal value of men and women in the eyes of our Creator.

For us, decent clothing for all people – including men, women, and children – is a basic requirement of human dignity. Rabbi Daniel Lapin recently appeared on the Glenn Beck show, where he said that, according to the Torah, clothing the naked is an even more meritorious deed than feeding the hungry, because clothing is essential to human dignity.

I should not need to remind our misguided policymakers that, even in athletic venues such as the gym and the beach, practicing Christians and Jews of both sexes and all ages cover the buttocks and genitalia, and females of all ages cover the chest. This, of course, is the minimum; in other venues, we cover more of our bodies, dressing in a manner appropriate for the circumstances. We do this to preserve our own dignity as human beings created in the Lord’s own image, and to avoid distracting others with inappropriate temptations.

Despite the recent policies of the TSA, we consider staring at, touching, or groping the private parts of a stranger to be taboo. Stripping an unwilling person of his or her clothing, as is commonly done with prisoners, is a deep insult that is intended to shame and dehumanize. The person stripped naked is exposed to ridicule and abuse, and has lost control of his or her fate. Even though I suppose someone will invoke Godwin’s Law, I cannot help but be reminded of the naked prisoners in concentration camp photos from the Third Reich. Yes, there is such a thing as a slippery slope, in which we allow our government to get out of control and to become totalitarian. This is a path that we must never take.


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1 Al Dente November 24, 2010 at 3:59 pm

The Program to Examine Random Voyagers (PERV) has attracted some rather unsavory characters to the ranks of the TSA……SHOCKING story at:

http://spnheadlines.blogspot.com/2010/03/faa-tiger-will-work-airport-security_19.html

Happy Thanksgiving, and Peace! 🙂

Blog admin 1389 replies: 😆
I must warn everyone that the page at your link is NSFW.

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