Saturday, September 24, 2011

Our Growing, Groping Government

I was on twitter earlier today and found a link to something interesting on the Obama White House’s website. states the following, “A petition to abolish the TSA has appeared on the White website, with the massive response evidence of how infuriated Americans have become at being groped not only at airport, but also highways, sports stadiums and at other public venues.

The petition appears on the “We The People” section
of, a new feature intended to be “a new, easy way for Americans to make their voice heard in our government.””

Read the petition's description below, and if you agree with me, please add your name as I did today, to the petition using the link mentioned above.

Abolish the TSA, and use its monstrous budget to fund more sophisticated, less intrusive counter-terrorism intelligence.

The Transportation Security Administration has been one of the largest, most expensive and most visible blunders of the post-9-11 homeland security reformation. It has

·         violated countless constitutional rights of average Americans,

·         caused miserable and expensive delays in an already-overburdened air travel system, and

·         allowed multiple known instances of harassment, theft, extortion and sexual abuse by its employees.

·         It has failed approximately 70% of undercover efficacy tests, and for all its excesses, has been unable to catch even a single terrorist since its creation.

In our current economic situation, we can no longer afford to continue wasting taxpayer dollars on this Kafkaesque embarrassment. Let us instead invest in saner, more effective solutions.

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