Rand Paul: Nuke the TSA

Friday, 04 May 2012 12:32 PM

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has a solution for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which has drawn the ire of numerous air travelers for invasive physical searches: eliminate it.

The freshman senator is working on a bill which should be completed next week to do just that, a Paul spokeswoman told Politico. He wrote a note that appears at the top of emails sent this week by the Campaign for Liberty asking readers to sign a petition in support of Paul’s bill.

“Every inch of our person has become fair game for government thugs posing as ‘security’ as we travel around the country,” the petition reads. “Senator Rand Paul has a plan to do away with the TSA for good, but he needs our help.”

The TSA stopped Paul before a flight from Nashville, Tenn. to Washington, D.C., earlier this year, making him miss a flight and thus a major speech at the March for Life rally. Paul cited his experience in the email.

“The American people shouldn’t be subjected to harassment, groping, and other public humiliation simply to board an airplane,” he wrote. “As you may have heard, I have some personal experience with this, and I’ve vowed to lead the charge to fight back. It’s time to END the TSA and get the government’s hands back to only stealing our wallets instead of groping toddlers and grandmothers.”

Paul’s spokeswoman said in addition to his “End the TSA” legislation, the senator is working on other bills related to the agency, including one to privatize it and a passenger bill of rights.

Paul’s father Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who is still running for president, has included elimination of the TSA in his policy platform. Outside the Paul family, Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., called last week for TSA Administrator John Pistole to resign.



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