The most important question you’ll ever ask yourself as a political activist is,
“If I believe what ‘they’ tell me, how does the politician benefit?”
Who are “they” in this sentence? Well, “they” are the politicians themselves, their staffers, the lobbyists, the party insiders and last but not least the media.
For example, if I believe that Automated Ticketing Machines are all about safety, then ATMs seem like a good idea….until I do the second most important thing any activist does,
“Follow the Money”.
Once you discover that traffic cameras increase accidents at intersections, it begs the question – what are they really about? Money.
Why else would our “friends” at Goldman Sachs buy a large enough stake in the camera company to seat two Goldman members on the cameras company’s board?
If I believe that giving up personal liberty somehow makes me safer, then it stands to reason that I need the government to protect me, right? Well, let’s look at the TSA’s new porno-scanners that do a virtual strip search. All about safety, right? Well, not exactly.
First, the head of the US Airways pilots union advises his members not to go through the porno-scanners because of the radiation exposure. Does that sound “safe” to you?
Secondly, the political class claims that there are “credible threats” from which they must protect us. Besides the obvious question of, “Oh really?”, how does doing a virtual strip search of 85 year old grandmothers and small children defeat these “credible threats”? And why has the GAO reported “it remains unclear…” if the porno-scanners would have even found the underwear bomber’s device?
Now it’s time to “follow the money.”
- Did you know that Michael Chertoff as head of Homeland Insecurity in 2005 ordered the first porno-scanners from Rapiscan Systems? Right after the attempted underwear bombing on Christmas Day 2009, Chertoff used his position as the past head of Homeland Insecurity to pimp porno-scanners all over the media. Hmmm…
- Why the big push for porno-scanners? Did you know that Michael Chertoff is head of a consulting firm called The Chertoff Group? And did you know one of his clients is none other than Rapiscan? That’s right, the very makers of the porno-scanners!
- Did you know that Homeland Insecurity has already spent about $173 million of mostly “stimulus” money to purchase Rapiscan porno-scanners? Pretty cool, huh?
Now here is the challenge for Homeland Insecurity and TSA – the American people won’t put up with dangerous, radiation emitting, porno-scanners. So what’s an agency to do?
Hey, here’s an idea. Why don’t we force people to be humiliated by sexually assaulting them if they won’t use our porno machines? Gotta love those bureaucrats, just looking out for your safety – the fourth amendment be damned!
Here is another interesting question. Do the fine folks at TSA change their gloves for every passenger? They don’t? Really? So let me get this straight; If I refuse to jeopardize my health by passing up on radiation exposure, then I get to have some stranger grope me with dirty gloves?
Well, think about this (when you are not eating). That means TSA screeners are running their hands through urine splatter, down moist body crevices, and then touching ties, collars, hair…and then going to the next person in line. So, as a bonus, the TSA screeners could be spreading germs, parasites, bed bugs from hotel rooms, and who knows what else from your fellow travelers on to you. Do we need to start checking out the backs of heads in the security line in front of us for lice?
In America, people have right to “…be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizure”. Further, this right, “…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.”
What are we the people going to do about this unconstitutional assault against Liberty?
This is another video in the series of questions asked of Dino Rossi and Clint Didier at the Washington Patriot Coalition Rally on June 11, 2010.