Himself has been rocking the TSA roundups with these links here (via Walls of the City), here, here. It's amazing how, with a leader (or leaders) people are coming out of the woodwork to protest, to complain, to draw a line that says that in this, the government has gone too far. ETA: You should really read this piece over at MArooned.
It still makes most of them sheep, since they wouldn't have started this on their own, but like Rick Santelli and the Tea Party movement, all they needed was someone to stand up and say that it's okay to question and to not have fundamental rights taken away arbitrarily.
Starting with Michael Roberts, pilot in Memphis who refused to go through the scanner, to Jeffrey "The Resistance" Goldberg, to John "Don't Touch my Junk" Tyner, people are starting to stand up and assert their rights in the face of Janet "Big Sister" Napolitano who is trying to keep the veils over the eyes of the American public by saying that this security theater is for the safety of the public and if you don't like it, you can take other transportation.
Problem for her is that the cat is already out of the bag. The American public is watching the watchers much more closely now than in the past and we aren't accepting at face value what they are saying. The Government is being questioned and they don't like it one bit (hence their intended 'investigation' of John Tyner for not completing his manhandling (or would that be handling of his manhood).
The thing is, this TSA stuff is just a symptom of what the Tea Party hopes to correct--extreme government intrusion into the lives of American citizens. The fact that our tax money (and boat-tons of it as well) are going to pay for the dissolution of the Fourth Amendment under the guise of 'safety', shows what happens when administrators and bureaucrats are allowed to make rules and regulations carrying the force of law without any input from the people, without any checks at all. As far as I know, federal bureaucrats don't have to take an oath like Congress does 'to defend the Constitution'. And it shows. But reactionary intrusions that take away our rights is something that needs to be brought to heel, and quickly. The new Congress has its work cut out for it.
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