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Originally posted by r3axion
reply to post by The Sword
Dr. Paul is pro life in his personal belief, but as the Constitution doesn't allow the government to dictate an individual's decision to have a baby or not, he's pro choice in his stance.
The man's got integrity and he doesn't flip flop like Mitt flop
Originally posted by ProudBird
reply to post by Toffeeapple
Just to clarify:
Oops, I forgot to take my keys out of my pocket", so you'd remove they keys & go through again - no alarm - problem solved.
Why wouldn't they just let him go through again?
You refer to the "metal detectors", there.
The story from BNA (Nashville) is that he was passing through the full-body scanner.....the one that is so controversial. The "naked" scanner, shows a picture of the body sans clothing.
IIRC, even the acknowledged that it was a "processing glitch" that showed up as an anomaly in the image.
And, to Sen. Paul's credit.....NO one should have to undergo an unnecessary physical search simply due to a computer flaw or glitch. A re-screen is a perfectly logical alternative.
But "logic" and "TSA" seem to be mutually exclusive terms in many cases.
Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
This probably has to do with his views on the issues. This is how bullies operate. But the TSA IS finally getting the right idea, just the wrong government officials. Seriously though, how in the name of all things holy can they detain a sitting us SENATOR??? These people are so stupid it is pathetic. This just shows they are STILL out of control, showing no signs of improvement.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Seriously TSA? I'm sure he's a terrorist...
Senator Paul is being detained at the Nashville Airport by the TSA. We will update you as the situation develops.
TSA agents, having negative IQs since 1984! YES WE CAN!
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by Furbs
I know I've answered this question several times already.
The TSA is not "the law." They are a security agency tasked with preventing hijacking and terrorism on airplanes.
So, true to their mission, is detaining a sitting Senator a task that helps them prevent hijackings and terrorism? Was there ever a concern that this Senator was actually planning to hijack or otherwise terrorize a plane?
Being "above the law" makes no sense. He didn't break any law, and he wasn't accused of anything. They had a computer malfunction, and a SENATOR was the lucky recipient, and they should have been able to quickly assess the risk and move on.
FBI agents, Federal Marshalls, DEA. US Forestry, and many other Federal Law enforcement personell are able to skip the scanners, because their integrity and intentions are already well-established. Why wouldn't a sitting Senatory be the same way?
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
reply to post by getreadyalready
If a Senator can be detained, then the intrusiveness of our Government, and the complete and total erosion of our liberties, and the lack of any common sense of enforcement officials becomes very apparent.
If a Senator can be "detained" (or just not allowed to board a plane ), then the TSA is not showing any favoritism and should be applauded.
Do you think he should be allowed to pass through security just because he is a Senator? Do you think he should have special privledges that we don't?
Originally posted by Furbs
reply to post by getreadyalready
TSA is the law of the land, and the Senator is not above it.