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?