Today’s Phrase for Latin Lovers

Rex in Regno suo superiores habet Deum et Legem.

Translation:
The King in his Realm hath two superiors: God and the Law. -- Henry Care (1646-1688) on English liberties and the Magna Carta

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TSA: Traditional Sexual Assault

Alex Jones at InfoWars.com has posted part of an interview he did with a woman about her encounter with the TSA. At the Denver airport, when she opted out of submitting to a full body scan for herself and her young daughters, the TSA agents violated them by rubbing their hands between their legs and squeezing her breasts—all in a “routine” “pat”-down.

[Note: Jones is an original Truther, so I’m always skeptical about his reporting—especially his conclusions—but this story has been in mainstream publications as well. I use his video and his guest’s dispassionate recounting of her experience as a launching point for discussion.]

First the TSA told us they would just run a wand around us without making contact. Then they moved into pat-downs with the back of the hands and not in the genital area. Then they began to subject us to full body scans on machines that can record images of the naked bodies (not to mention other possibilities of photographing the scans with cell phones and the like).

Now they’ve taken it up a notch, training their army to rub down the entire body. If it were not occurring in an airport at a checkpoint, this intimate touching would be a criminal offense. What type of person is it that takes a job where they are to be rubbing their hands over strangers’ genitalia all day? What would that job do to someone’s mind? Is this someone you want even 10 feet near you on the street?

There’s only a couple of things left that would be more invasive, people. Who would have ever thought we would have reached this level of consent, where we literally let our government feel us up. If this measure is so critical to our safety, then why is it only confined to the airport. Why not do it at every bus stop? (Remember the London bus bombings?) Why not on every train? (Remember Spain?) On every subway?

When will we stand up and say, “No more.” It better be soon or your TSA agent is going to know you in ways only your doctor does.

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