The TSA recently went for the double tap on a 6 year old child. Apparently, not satisfied with one very professional molestation, they had to go back in for a second shot. Good work TSA, keep that little bastard in check.
The picture to the left is of John Pistole. He testified (not sure if he was actually under oath) on behalf of TSA, as its supreme leader, that TSA pat downs of children under the age of 12 would end. Because, you know, parents generally don't like random people that look like John Pistole touching their children inappropriately. He made this statement last November. Well, last month, he changed that statement ever so slightly during a Senate hearing. Being the coy little boy he is, Pistole testified that TSA would attempt to resolve issues without having to do pat downs (reading between the lines, that means "TSA reserves the right to touch your children.")
Well it turns out that TSA hasn't done anything to stop the policy and is, indeed, not only patting kids down, they're doing a super thorough job now-a-days. I would like people to read this very stupid quote and realize that the document it comes from is garbage. Clearly, the statement is rhetoric which has nothing to do with modern society and the fundamental beliefs of Americans:
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
I've never seen a warrant issued for a child pat down simply because the child was flying somewhere. I'm pretty sure that in the entire history of the U.S. Legal system, there is not a single precedent for such action. If this is not a violation of fundamental, inalienable, God given rights, secured by the Constitution of the United States of America, and by the bloodshed of US citizens fighting to defend those rights... well, then I don't know what is.
How is this ok with you people? (and by you people, I mean me b/c no one reads this blog).
ME: Well, I'm not ok with it. I wrote a blog about it.
OTHER ME: Oh. Good point. Carry on.
ME: Ok, did you see this story about how good a job TSA did by finding a stun gun? They found it after the plan had landed... and on the plane. Probably belonged to that little bastard from the first report.
***Quick FYI Update: In case you don't recall, lying while under oath to the U.S. Senate is a felony, called perjury, and you can go to jail for it.