Video: Rand Paul Responds To Detention By TSA

The TSA and their apologists are saying that Senator Rand Paul wasn’t really detained earlier today, but Senator Paul says he was asked to step into a cubicle in the screening area and was told not to leave.

That sure sounds like “detention” to me.

Senator Paul decries the “mindlessness” of the TSA. That’s a good term. Little of what the TSA does seems geared toward security. Rather, what the TSA does is more security theater. Security theater that violates our right to be protected against illegal search and seizure.

Someone remind me again of why we need the federal government to place a mandatory and offensive screening process between private citizens and their ability to travel on privately-owned airlines? Or what part of the US Constitution gives the federal government that power in the first place?

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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