I support Ron Paul’s recent legislation to stop the TSA from taking draconian measures to treat all boarding passengers as criminals, including body scanners using health-damaging radiation and, if you opt-out of those body scans, a full-body groping. This is absurd. To show my support, I’ll be making T-shirts with the following logo I designed, itself a parody of the TSA logo. This is a rough draft, but shows the long, groping arm of the government accosting the symbol of our nation, the bald eagle, and featuring an upside-down flag symbolizing our nation in peril!
On the backside:
Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution:
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.
Yes, the Fourth Amendment applies directly to the actions of government. Yes, TSA is a government agency. It doesn’t matter if the search is done on private property – such as in airports. It is being done by a government agency without due process.