I cannot even fathom the embarrassment one must experience at the airports. I refuse to fly under the condition that I must strip down in order to board a plane.
To the tune of one-BILLION dollars, Barack Obama approved Homeland Security to purchase hundreds of machines that are not only invasive but are harmful to our health. In some cases, TSA has over-stepped their boundaries to the extreme. For instance, a mother in an AMERICAN based airport was asked to step aside while the male, TSA official pat-searched her 12-year old daughter. Watching helpless she reported the official grouped her daughter’s breast and genitals. Other such incidents have also occurred. A pilot reported a TSA agent put his fingers into the zipper part of the pilots trousers. Incidents such as this should not be happening to the American people! What about the 4th Amendment which plainly states, that without suspension of crime involvement, a person is not subjected to unreasonable search and seize procedures. How much more unreasonable can it possibly get?
TSA uses X-ray technology or radio waves to search passengers before they are permitted to board the plane. The machines reveal a nude body exposing the breast and genital size and in addition any medical appliances such as mastectomy correctional garments, colostomy bags and penile implants. However, the machines do not show objects that may be inside body cavities or powder secured in under-garments, such as used by the Under-wear terrorist on Christmas Day,2009.
It has been reported that TSA does not have Congressional endorsements to carry on with their screening process, using equipment that is obscene and hazardous yet they are insistent with their crude advancements.
Michael Chertoff, former Homeland Security Secretary, is at present the CEO for Rapid Scan which belongs to the Chertoff Groups. Chertoff’s lobbying techniques paid off well for his personal aspirations, but took away the dignity of the American people in his aim to achieve wealth.
Pat downs are not exclusive to airports. They are also permitted on US roads and highways.
This is an obscene, blatant attack to “strip” away yet another Constitutional freedom for the American people. Pat-downs in jails or prisons may be an established method necessary to determine objects that would be harmful to the prisoner or officers, but to put innocent people hoping to board a plane through such embarrassment and heath risk certainly a violation of our Privacy Act.