This is not Amer­ica

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

The TSA have be­come Nazi Brown­shirt thugs in 2011 Amer­i­can blue shirts. I was re­cently in the Den­ver air­port plan­ning to fly back to Port­land, Ore­gon. On my way through the se­cu­rity line I was told to go into the naked pic­ture booth for ra­di­a­tion.

As I put my hands over my head in the tra­di­tional crim­i­nal pose, I frowned and said “As­sume the Po­si­tion” to no one in par­tic­u­lar. The TSA guard stopped the process, said she didn’t like my attitude, called her su­per­vi­sor who called his su­per­vi­sor and they pro­ceeded to pre­vent me from go­ing through se­cu­rity to catch my plane. They said I was be­ing un­co­op­er­a­tive and they didn’t like my attitude or my sar­casm. I pro­ceeded to ar­gue with them and ac­cuse them of let­ting their power go to their heads and then asked them where my be­long­ings were and if they were con­fis­cat­ing (steal­ing) my cell phone and wal­let and credit cards as well. This gave them pause, and af­ter con­fer­ring for sev­eral min­utes, they com­pleted their naked body pic­ture of me which re­vealed that I had no ex­plo­sives, which they al­ready knew. They then grudg­ingly al­lowed me to find my things, get re­dressed and go to my plane.

Their attitude was one of 100 per­cent jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for any­thing they wanted to do to main­tain con­trol. It had noth­ing to do with safety, mine or any­one else’s. The TSA are not safety of­fi­cers. They are prison guards in­tim­i­dat­ing, threat­en­ing and con­trol­ling prisoners. The TSA is Pres­i­dent Obama’s Brown­shirt pri­vate army and we the Amer­i­can peo­ple have given them com­plete con­trol of air travel. I am a crim­i­nal when I try to fly on a com­mer­cial plane and I am an­gry! The air­lines and the fly­ing pub­lic are in more dan­ger to­day from the TSA than they are from ter­ror­ists. Robin Good­speed Port­land, Ore­gon

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