by William Bigelow
Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist
This is far much more than the congressman not wanting to have his junk touched, he points out the ineptness of the organization.
The entire group of thieves, former criminals, current thieves could easily be done away with, forming a private operation while at the same time providing those returning from the wars in the sand to come home to a well-paying job. Jobs would also be available for veterans currently unable to find work.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.
“Unfortunately, numerous other allegations have since surfaced across the country which indicate that a number of TSA agents lack either proper training or simple professionalism when dealing with airline passengers. Even worse, recent news reports have even alleged outright corruption within TSA’s ranks. It is clear that the TSA has become nothing more than a bloated, broken bureaucracy which uses its extensive power to violate traveling Americans’ civil liberties while doing little to ensure their safety.”
Broun then cites various examples of TSA malfeasance: a TSA agent in Wichita, Kansas patting down a frightened four-year old girl after she hugged her grandmother; TSA workers in San Diego invasively patting down a 95-year old, wheelchair-bound Air Force veteran and his 85-year old female companion, during which they also allegedly stole $300 in cash from his possessions; a TSA agent in Kauai, Hawaii forcing a nursing mother to openly demonstrate her breast milk pump in a restroom to prove that it was real; a woman in Dallas-Fort Worth being forced to walk through the full-body scanner three times, while they remarked on her “cute figure”; and the indictment of two current and two former TSA agents in Los Angeles on charges that they took bribes to allow narcotics to pass through security checkpoints.
Asserting that TSA has yet to catch a single terrorist, Broun states:
“Although SPOT has resulted in hundreds of innocent Americans being forced to submit to invasive, and sometimes humiliating, screening procedures, not one terrorist has been caught as a result of this costly program. Americans can no longer tolerate the flagrant violations of their civil rights which are occurring at airports nationwide in the name of ‘security.’ More importantly, the corruption and continued lack of security among TSA’s own personnel puts our country at extreme risk of another terrorist attack. The time has come for serious action to be taken. As such, I request your immediate resignation from the position of TSA Administrator.”