Ron Paul Introduces Legislation to Protect Americans From TSA Groping: “The American People Are Being Treated Like Cattle” (Video)
Rep. Ron Palul (R-TX) introduced the “American Traveler Dignity Act” (HR 6416) today against the invasive TSA screenings.
The Washington Examiner reported:
Rep. Ron Paul took to the house floor to introduce legislation against the invasive screenings of the TSA.
During his speech, Paul denounced former Homeland Security chairman Michael Chertoff and big companies making money off of airport scanners and said that the American people were being treated like cattle.
“The argument from the executive branch is that, when you buy a ticket you have sacrificed your rights and that the duty of the government is to make us safe.” said Paul, “That isn’t the case, you never have to sacrifice your rights. The duty of the government is to protect our rights, not to use them and do what they have been doing to us.”
Here is Congressman’s Paul’s speech today on the House floor:
Dallas Blog posted the bill today:
A BILL – HR 6416
To ensure that certain Federal employees cannot hide behind immunity.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. NO IMMUNITY FOR CERTAIN AIRPORT SCREENING METHODS.
No law of the United States shall be construed to confer any immunity for a Federal employee or agency or any individual or entity that receives Federal funds, who subjects an individual to any physical contact (including contact with any clothing the individual is wearing), x-rays, or millimeter waves, or aids in the creation of or views a representation of any part of a individual’s body covered by clothing as a condition for such individual to be in an airport or to fly in an aircraft. The preceding sentence shall apply even if the individual or the individual’s parent, guardian, or any other individual gives consent.
Paul added this on the bill:
It’s very simple, it’s one paragraph long. It removes the immunity from anybody in the federal government that does anything that you or I can’t do. If you can’t grope another person and if you can’t x-ray people and endanger them with possible x-rays, you can’t take nude photographs of individuals, why do we allow the government to do it? We would go to jail. He’d be immediately arrested if an individual citizen went out and did these things, and yet we just sit there calmly and say, “Oh, they’re making us safe”.