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Rand Paul ‘Detained’ By TSA

January 24, 2012 by  

Rand Paul ‘Detained’ By TSA

The Transportation Security Administration is not gaining any favor with Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who in the past has been critical of the agency and was detained by its agents on Monday.

After going through a body scanner at the airport in Nashville, Tenn., Paul was told that there was an “anomaly” with the scan and that he would have to have a full-body pat-down. The Senator refused the pat-down and offered another scan, but the TSA insisted on a pat-down.

According to The Associated Press, Paul claimed he was “detained” in a small cubicle in the airport, which is about an hour from his home. He missed his flight to Washington for a Senate session.

The TSA denies that Paul was ever detained, but said he refused to follow protocol.

“When an irregularity is found during the TSA screening process, it must be resolved prior to allowing a passenger to proceed to the secure area of the airport,” the TSA said in a statement to CBS News. “Passengers who refuse to complete the screening process cannot be granted access to the secure area in order to ensure the safety of others traveling.”

Both Ron and Rand Paul have been critical of the TSA screening process over the years.


Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Angel Wannabe

    The last sentence of Sam’s article spells out why Rand was detained by TSA “Both Ron and Rand Paul have been critical of the TSA screening process over the years”.
    TSA another long arm of the Law, wotking under the guise, while groping little Kids and Grandma’s__ALL in the duty of Keepin’Us Safe”
    Boy I feel so much safer!

    • Warrior

      But THESE ARE the 21st century jobs the fraud in chief is going to speak of tonight. Check out your community college’s curriculum and see if they offer courses in frisking and intimidation.

      • Sirian

        I think that’s what they call present day “Political Science” majors. . . :)

    • pmartin43

      no thats only part of why they did it, the other part is because TSA was instructed to keep him from making that meeting in washiington

      • Bill

        nice that you posted but need more documentation that that is what their intentions were. No need to spread false statements, is there?

    • Barbara

      You are so right….I would like to see them frisk the Obamas to show that they are equal to the rest of us. I wish the TSA would just go straight to hell where they belong…they show favoritism when it comes to who they are going to pass…let’s profile like Israel does…they don’t have any problems.

      • smilee

        Barbara says:
        January 24, 2012 at 10:59 am

        If they traveled on commercial flights they would have to, why to you assume they would not?? Ted Kennedy ran into the same thing in Boston, the crowd here had a different take on that too.

  • fiscalsoundbiteme

    And his credentials didn’t get him through???!!! WTF, TSA needs to go away! I think the obummers need a bit of groping before and after using our Airforc 1, 2, 3 and more that might slow down the vacationer in chief a tad, no??? Moochie might just love it but the idiotincharge might want to pick his groper! FOOLS

    • ChristyK

      According to the constitution:

      They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning
      from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.

      Detaining him for any reason and even questioning him was illegal and unconsitutional.

      • AJ

        Welcome to our Facist Government. He was treated like a terorist becase he acted like one under the current administration. He was critical of a government agency.

      • Bill

        ChristyK, wow, proud of you. You appeared to settle the issue.

      • Angel Wannabe

        ChristyK, The GUV has breached the Constitution for so long, they lost count. When ever you hear one of the DC crew quote from the Constitution, we can guaran-damn-tee- its token, and all a show for our benefit!

  • DumbStruck

    If the Catholic Church is being charged with child abuse because of what its clergy did to boys, then what should the TSA be charged with for groping children, inserting fingers into women, and even to the point of taking adult diapers off incontinent senior citizens? Outrageous!!!
    Senator Rand Paul and Congressman Ron Paul are CORRECT, I think, in criticizing the TSA. More members of Congress ought to criticize TSA also because not only is it not morally right, in my opinion, those X-ray machines subject TSA workers and the public going thru them to ionizing radiation. Also, I think TSA’s procedures are akin to a sort of ‘search and seizure’ deal without a warrant. But that’s my opinion.

    • Bill

      Dumb, seems like you are right on. The question is why is our elected “representatives” no taking action. We need to replace those that remain silent when tyranny is right before their eyes but they refuse get awake.

      • Christin


        It would appear that they, congress, are also in on it or perhaps those that may be aren’t might be visited or threatened by TPTB to shut up or get an early exit to politics or life.

        What to do, what to do???

  • Barbara

    People get on planes with all kinds of illegal items. Others have to do contortions to go through. Getting to the heart of terrorism involves only certain kinds of passengers, very easy to identify at a glance. But since the administration considers them “His kind” it is biased to search them. Besides the TSA might actually find something illegal on them and protect the plane and passengers with such a bias. One thing for sure, we can’t be biased against even identifying murderers as terrorists.

    • NC

      Barbara,Terrorist armed only with box cutters commandeered 4 planes and caused the biggest terror attack in our history. An average of four GUNS a day are conficated in our national airports;Do you know how easy it is to conceal guns in your crotch if the TSA OR SOMEONE is not diligent in the search?? Let just one gun get by and a plane crash as a result with a loss of hundreds of lives and the right wingnuts would scream like little girls that our President is soft on terrorism!!So far under President Obama the system has prevented another 9/11 and may it continue to work in spite of political inspired pressure to change it!

      Remember Barbara, 4 guns a day and any one can kill hundreds! If the system offends you, Greyhound runs on the hour!

      • Michael

        NC; The TSA seems to miss about as many potential threats as they find, so your argument of “saving lives” is a bit misplaced. Get the government (all levels) out of this business and let the airlines do it. They have the data on passengers and this method had proven to be effective for Israel. The feds are not smart enough to figure it out by themselves, so why not copy a proven method?

        • NC

          Michael, are you saying that Isrealie government workers (agents) are not involved in airport security and that physical searches are not employed????

          • bushpilot

            The Israelis use profiling and it works very well and does not inconvenience normal passengers. If we were no so politically correct, we would do the same. Frisking diaper-wearing grandmas and little kids is NOT making us safer, it is making us stupider. There is no evidence that these procedures have prevented anything. Yes, and TSA’s actions regarding Sen. Paul were illegal under the Constitution (or what’s left of it).

          • alwaysright

            NC certainly not in the planning and design stages. The fact is that their system works without intruding in the rights of their citizens. Ours does not. You come across as a “911 truther” and “chemtrail” believer.

        • eddie47d

          The TSA detected something on Rand Paul’s knee which triggered the attempted body search. Paul pulled up his pant leg and nothing was found so TSA requested a full body hand search. The TSA overreached again with this passenger and could have avoided the controversy. It also shows that the full body X-Ray scanner used in Paul’s first attempt wasn’t very efficient. If it can pick up an object when none was there then the machine has a glitch not the passenger. TSA needs to correct THEIR problems and not be accusing passengers of hiding things. I do agree with NC that Israel also uses their own “TSA” agents and if someone did sneak past our TSA and blew up a plane it would be on the Presidents head.

        • Bill

          Michael, you got it. do we have the TSA at drug stores, automotive garages, bus stations, rail stations, Why airplanes. It is in the interest of the airlines to protect their property and personnel. What this amounts to is a welfare program for airlines. Now they can have their protection at tax payer expense. corporate welfare, simple and direct. The airlines should insist that they provide their own protection as they can then find a way to do it where it is cost effective and only the persons using the airlines would be paying for it, not every tax payer in the nation. Just another way of putting citizens in slavery so that others may exist.

          • One-Angel

            Brilliantly said!

      • FreedomFighter

        The Rise of the Praetorian Class 2/2

        We have a planed takeover using these TSA, welcome to Facist/Communist United States of Amerika.

        Looks like its time to get out of dodge if you can, or prep up for what is coming.

        Laus Deo
        Semper Fi

        • TIME

          Your on target, saddly I feel that its over as we can’t wake up the BRAIN DEAD ROBOTS who are still bound to the mindless D v R – BS.
          AKA – part of the PROBLEM.
          You can give them all the KEYS, yet they still will not open the BOX, nor their eyes, while at the same time they apply more wax to their ears.

          Why is that, fear of loosing it all?
          If thats the case then they lost it all way back in 1871, again in 1913 with the FED & IRS & BATF then in 1933 when the 1871 ACT to make the NEW US Inc got the 51% of the nation to become VOTERS.

          Thus the loss of all RIGHT’S. Let alone the 1933 EO ACT making it Illegal to own gold. BTW – thats still 100% in effect and can be used at any time the US INC so wants.
          Of what that makes anyone who owns Gold a CRIMINAL.

          Hey have any of you paid off your home, look at your title – it states you are a “tenant in common” — > Not the owner.
          You own nothing, as well you can never own anything why?
          SLAVES can’t own anything.

          If any of you wish to start really waking up, please start with these this will take you many hours to get up to speed,
          NO – I will not argue with any of you, you either do it or don’t I don’t care its up to all of YOU to wake up or not.

          First – Goggle,
          How can a country exist in two completely differant forms

          Look into; Lex Fori law, aka also known as the “Law of the Ceasar’s.

          Look in to Maritime Law aka UCC Law.
          We are bound by these, of what niether have anything to do with the “Original Constitution & Bill of Rights.” It voids them.

          the 14th Amendment part 1 & 2, he shows you all the Doucments

          The Season of Treason, part 1 & 2 Kurt will show you the hows and whys we are in the shape we are.

          The District of Columbia ACT of 1871 Defacto formed, by Bill Foust.

          Google the youtube feeds for all of Bill Foust, that is while you still can. PLEASE do keep in mind that SOPA nor PIPA are dead, they are just being reworked.

          BTW – You who are on this sight do keep in mind that this sight is not “Political Correct” based on these bills so it will be removed when these special laws / ACTS do take effect.
          ** – Just for the record they will pass just as the Obama Care ACT did. WHY?
          AMERICANS keep feeding the MONSTER they love to hate so much, as well refuse to empty the cup to learn the TRUTH.

          Look people, you wake up real soon and start really working to wake up others or you will find yourself in a world of Sh*t very soon.
          If you can grasps this its what the NDA ACT, was all about.

          • FreedomFighter

            I read the book, it ends badly for the Lucys and Tares.

            We all must choose, good or evil. A great many will perish, some innocent, and in the final equation evil will be cast down. Just going to be a real hellish nightmare for us all in the interim.

            Fight the good fight.

            Laus Deo
            Semper Fi

          • Jay

            Dittos to the both of you! Btw, T&FF, are you familiar with this site?

          • TIME

            FF & Jay,

            Good sight Jay, have you two looking into the following sights, all are well worth the time to look at.

            This one will aid anyone who still thinks that Global warming is man made. what a really cool sight.

            Red ice good intel in small bite size formats.

            I also think that both FF & Jay, Jeff, Kate etc. may like Carl Munck Youtube feeds really great intel just Google him and watch the LONG one.

            Again to all of you; “”PLEASE I beg you”” to watch all of Bill Foust’s youtube feeds there is just a wealth of Intel in them.

            ** Just for the record, I had to watch them all twice, some many more times to really get it all. { We have all been decieved.)

          • Christin

            Thanks TIME, Freedom, Jay…

            Lots of good sites to research… I took notes, thanks for the info though I am not looking forward to the evil it will reveal.

            The ‘Vatican’ is the “Spiritual Machine” for the NWO and the ‘District of Columbia’ is the “War Machine” for the NWO… neither zones seem to have to follow the laws of their lands.

            TSA’s got to GO!

            Best to you all.

      • Jon

        NC, so you bought the story that 19 hijackers armed with box cutters commandeered those 4 planes into the buildings story huh? How is it that about half of those hijackers are either still alive or a couple of them were dead before 9/11? How could they “commandeer” those huge jets when they could barely fly little 2 men planes? If you believe that then everything else you comment on has no bearing here!! You lost your credibility and might as well go eat grass in the field like the other sheeple that believe the lies sold to you about 9/11. Good luck!

        • NC

          Jon, what a thrill it must be to wake up in a different world everyday where, if need a conspriacy to make your world “real”, you just make one up!How stupid of 315 million people to build billion dollar memorials to event old Jon knows didn’t happend. What authorities have you reported your “information” to Jon?? What was their response? Was it “Yeah, we know Jon. Just take your meds and we’ll get back to you?”

          • Suzie

            The evidence that 9/11 was perpetrated by our own government is overwhelming. Simply, too much evedence to site here. I was shocked about 6 months ago, when faced with the truth of it, but researched everything I could. This false flag event was the catalyst needed to go to Iraq, and to rapidly strip us of our liberties… Patriot Act, NDAA, TSA, etc. “Those who give up their liberty for more security neither deserve liberty nor security”, Benjamin Franklin.

          • DaveH

            Even if 9/11 wasn’t a False Flag, at the very least it embodied the methods used by Big Government to take over a country. The attacks at the least were a failure of Government security, and a failure of overseas meddling in other countries’ affairs. Of course they’re going to make enemies. If we had the Mexican Army up here patrolling our streets with Assault Weapons, we’d be a little pissed at Mexico, wouldn’t we?
            So Government screws up, as usual, and their solution — MORE Government of course. If we bought goods or services in the Free Marketplace and they failed, would we continue to patronize that business? Well, NC might. But I’m talking about thoughtful people.

        • Jay

          Dittos, Jon! Not much you can do with the likes of NC, and similar ilk/shills! Their personal attacks/insults in response to the issue of 911, or any other issues, regarding government corruption, and subsequent cover-ups/lies, is but for the purpose to disguise their gullibility, or perhaps, and closer to the truth, to disrupt, and discourage serious inquiries! You will note that he did not respond to your assertion with facts, so as to prove you wrong, rather, he responded with a personal attack/insult, as he clearly has no facts with which to refute!

          • TIME

            Jon, Suzie, Jay, a Major BIG DITTO on that.

            Suzie, I can relate on all levels with your post.
            I keep saying to all the people I lecture that you have to first empty your cup in order to learn the TRUTH.

          • NC

            Jay, how do you get into the head of a deranged person with a set of facts they have long ago refused to accept and now base their reality on that refusal?? There are people who think we have never gone to the moon and that Slick Willy and Hillary killed a bunch of people BUT I can’t reach them with the facts either!There are just a ton of things the conspiracy people WANT to be true but have never come close to proving! WANTING IT DOES NOT MAKE IT SO!!

          • Suzie

            Here we go… the straw man argument. The earth is flat, we went to the moon, blah, blah. “set of facts they have long ago refused to accept and now base their reality on that refusal??” Any “facts” (evidence) were quickly taken away, making an investigation impossible. You have to be EXTREMELY naive to believe that, from a plane that crashed into the uppermost floors of one of the tallest buildings in the world, creating a fire so hot it (supposedly)collapsed that building (having never happaened before), miraculously, the hijacker’s passport somehow made it’s way out of his pocket to the street below! Facts?! Let’s hear some!?

          • DaveH

            And don’t forget Building 7 which collapsed and no airplanes had been flown into it:

          • DaveH

            You are beyond ignorant. A thoughtful person might consider the possibilities of Big Government shenanigans, but not NC, even though we’ve gotten into virtually EVERY war based on False Flag events:

            Though not mentioned in the above, even the Civil War was based on a False Flag. Lincoln knew about possible trouble with the South since Fort Sumter was in Confederate territory, but he pushed to re-provision the Fort even when told by the South to vacate it. Like most sleazy Politicians, he knew how to push their buttons.

          • http://naver sook young

            Couldn’t that be also how FDR made it possible for Japan to attack Pearl Harbor by pushing their buttons? Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai

            P.S. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • AJ

        That’s “IF” Terrorist armed only with box cutters commandeered 4 planes. That’s becoming more of a big “If”.

      • Ray

        YOU sound like a good socialist to me i bet you would like to work for Hitler!

      • DaveH

        NC says “So far under President Obama the system has prevented another 9/11″.
        Yeah we know, NC, and he created 3 million jobs and stopped unemployment from going over 10%. You gotta love that miracle maker.
        But what proof do you have that he did any of those things, NC?
        It’s easy to say what might have been.
        Can you name the terrorist attacks that TSA has stopped, NC?

      • Charlie Tall

        Over 98% of the guns found are in the possession of legal concealed carry permit holders. I.e., people who are not a threat.

        Indeed, if permit holders were allowed to carry on flights, there would be no need for the TSA.

        And, no, one shot through the fuselage will not cause an airplane to crash. If it did, no shot-up B-29s would have returned from Japan or SAM-holed B-52s from North Vietnam. They are all pressurized Boeings.

      • http://naver sook young

        TSA also prevented another 9/11 under Bush. Why do you keep praising this person whn he has done nothing but shred our beloved Constitution and has made our country more economically weak? He has only done what the ones who got him elected tell him to do. Please try to get to know what is really going on, OK? Obama is not a good president and doesn’tmeet the criteria to be president. Thank you.

        Sook Young
        Wife of the Samurai


      • John Woodbury

        N.C., Suppose that is short for DNC, where do you get your facts? Please post a link to a real story not you leftist, idiot rag, paper from the DNC or Anti-2nd Amendment fools. If people are carrying guns to airports, it is because they do not understand the concealed laws of their state, but I suspect it is just leftist bull.

  • tim

    Make them go away. The TSA is hiring more people every week. Soon obama will have them out in the streets. The first one who hassles me better be ready for the fight of his life.

    • FreedomFighter

      TSA is Obamas brown shirts, they have no purpose except to subdue the American People when Martial Law is enforced, elections are suspended and the WAR that enables the above is started with some eastern nation like Iran or Syria.

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

    • eddie47d

      Then again it could be Bush’s YELLOW belly shirts who put the TSA in place and who started the false flag war in Iraq.I agree the TSA needs to change it’s methods but the problem with you Freedom Fighter is that you are in your face anti-Obama. Instead of who started this Occupy airports (Bush)or who Occupied Iraq (Bush)you attempt to blame everything on Obama. You have become too irrational to be credible especially with that last round of videos you put out. You deal in “feel good” fear, in other words they are not factual but makes you feel good. I personally have no desire to go to war with Iran and have sent E-Mails to Obama saying so and also did so when he went into Libya. Bad policies are wrong no matter who initiates them whether Bush on the Patriot Act or Obama on NDAA.

      • FreedomFighter

        I dont fear war with Iran. It does not make feel good.

        I use logic and reason, combined with the best information available, historic referance, and good old common sense. Nobody knows what will happen,some think OBAMA is buying time for Iran to get the Nukes so he can say “nothing can be done now”, he is stringing Isreal around, and thats why NetaYaHOO canceled the war games.

        I on the other hand think Obama will start that war when its to HIS purposes and gain.

        Obama will do what Obama does, your letter will only be read by the Secret Service whom will put you on a list to be watched when the war starts.

        Laus Deo
        Semper Fi

      • Buster the Anatolian

        ” Bad policies are wrong no matter who initiates them whether Bush on the Patriot Act or Obama on NDAA.”

        However obama doubled up on bad policies because he not only signed the renewal of the un-patriot act he expanded it.

        • http://naver sook young

          Very true Buster. just wish the libels would stop attacking conservatives and stop defending Obama. I guess they will wake up after he loses in November this year. He hasn’t even begun capaigning, so how could he do anything else but lose? Thank you.

          Sook Young
          Wife of th Samurai


      • eddie47d

        That is another poor excuse for the fright wingers.Obama did not advocate for the Patriot Act or NDAA it was Congress who by majority vote pushed for or supported these measures. I put the biggest part of the blame squarely on Congress who has a 13-18% approval rating not Obama who has a 48% approval rating. Congress represent a majority of the American people and in most cases a President goes along with what the majority of those Congressional members want. We all know that politics become a part of any Presidents decision making (whether right or wrong). If Obama didn’t vote for NDAA then he would have been accused of being weak on Defense. If he didn’t re-authorize the Patriot Act he would have been accused of supporting terrorism and being weak on Security. Not sure what would happen if Ron Paul is elected. He may veto everything but Congress will just over ride those vetoes.

  • timchert

    TSA was formed after 9/11 because of Muslim terrorists who remain the primary, if not only, group terrorizing us today. Since the Muslims were exempted by TSA for pat downs over a year ago, why do we still need a TSA? It would have been abolished except Obama is preparing the public for martial law and loss of liberty. All of the sheeple going through these radiation machines and submitting themselves and their children to this invasion of liberty and privacy are paving the way for the total takeover by a Communist president who fancies himself as king.

    • Michael

      Obama is not a communist – he is all for jack booted socialism. Not unlike the party that ruled Germany from 1933 to 1945.

      • Doc Sarvis

        THAT’s a good one. Let me know when you return to reality.

      • NC

        Michael, if you want to see how good “jack booted socialism” by Democrats has been compared to Right wing conservatism for our free market society since well before 1939 just type into “bulls, bears, donkeys and elephants” and tell me what is responsible for thoses figures!Denial is a disease, Michael!! Do those figures indicate that Democrats have been trying to wreck the American economy?? Try also “Presidents and Prosperity” at as to how the Democrats rank against Republican administrations> Get back to me after you take a look.

        • FreedomFighter

          Sissy In the White House

          Laus Deo
          Semper Fi

        • eddie47d

          WildBill is a warmongering fruitcake and the blowhard! The sissies are the anti-Ron Paul’s who want to bully other nations in the world and control other countries. Time to get out of the Military Industrial Complex sinkhole.

  • joe1cr

    Section 6. The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place. They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony, and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same. The constitution is not being followed by the TSA

    • Jonathan

      An excellent observation, if Senator Paul had been traveling to attend a Senate session. Ron Paul’s email to me said that his son was to give a speech at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. Now, this may be splitting hairs and I am against the Homeland Security theater acted by the TSA. But, I question whether a Senator falls under the protection of Article 1, section 6 protection if he is traveling other than to attend a Senate session. Help me out here.

    • smilee

      joe1cr says:
      January 24, 2012 at 8:06 am

      He was not arrested, spin spin spin

  • rb

    While I feel the TSA is simply incompetent and an over abuse of our gov’t perceived power the fact still remains that Mr. Paul refused to follow protocol. Obviously he is a Senator and well known so why should he be under suspicion. However from the TSA employees standpoint (remember they are basically glorified security guards)he did not follow procedure and the TSA people did. Politically motivated? You betcha. Do you think Senator Paul will deal with these people once back in Washington? You betcha. Just a point though. It seems it isn’t beneath Senator Paul to travel via the regular airlines. That in and of itself speaks highly of the Senator. 2016?

    • FreedomFighter

      Nazi protocal must be followed at all times

      TSA will now put you on the FEMA bus…please follow protocal, or you will be shot.

      I wish you well on your trip to the FEMA camp, it will most likely be one way.

      You sir have been conditioned to accept domination by an illegal unconstitutional authority that has nothing to do with your safety and everything to do with enslavement.

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

    • Buster the Anatolian

      Mr Paul did NOT refuse to follow protocal. He was willing to be and infact asked to be rescanned. People are rescanned all the time instead of being pulled aside for a patdown so he was within his rights to expect the same treatment.

  • Chris Watkins

    Why do our senators not have an express lane?
    A perfect example of how the Government & TSA are stripping our rights away in the name of national security.
    I hope I never have to fly again.

    Obama now has the legal authority to declare U.S. citizens a threat, and detain them indefinetly without legal representation. Just like so many dictators that we have condemned in the past.
    look up the National Defense Authorization Act.

    • Buster the Anatolian

      “Why do our senators not have an express lane?”

      No one should have an express lane including the president and his family if they flys commercial. every person who gets on the plane with the possible exception of the pilots should have to go thru exactly the same prosedure.

    • Doc Sarvis

      Senators are part of the government. Congress along with the President oversee the TSA.

      • Opal the Gem

        And your point is?

  • Grumpy Old Biker

    ” He missed his flight to Washington for a Senate session.” Makes ya wonder what was to be discussed in the Senate that day. I’m surprised none of you picked up on that. You don’t think Our Government had something to do with his being “Detained” do you?

    • Angel Wannabe

      Grumpy Old Biker__I wouldn’t put it pass the GUV to try anything, they’re nothing but a bunch of high paid thugs with college degrees!

      • Doc Sarvis

        The government is elected by us.

        • Bill

          The president is elected by “electors” They would be more accountable if we could personally vote for the individual.

          • smilee

            They voted the same as the people did so the outcome was the same, whats your real bitch??

        • Angel Wannabe

          Yeah, you just go on and believe the Government is elected by the people…..the next Presidient the TPTB want, is already being shoved in our face, which is, “Obama Lite” Romney…..your a howl!
          And the TPTB feel like changing it, and giving Bam Bam another four years, who the hells gonna stop them? your Naieve.

        • http://naver sook young

          Not everyone that works for the government is elected. Thank you.

          Sook Young
          Wife of the Samurai


  • J c

    I remember Ted Kennedy missed his flight because the name Edward Kennedy was on the airline possible terrorist list. Couldn’t even be “scanned” to satisfy the requirements. Don’t know why the Pauls think they can get away with something WE can’t.

    • FreedomFighter

      The TSA will escort you to the FEMA bus for relocation, everyone else is going the camp, you are no exception. Ignore the millions of coffins as you drive into the camp, ignore the machine guns, ignore smoke from the ovens…

      please undress for the showers

      FEMA CAMP – you check in but you never check out.

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

      • http://naver sook young

        That sounds like the song from the Eagles. “…you can check inany time you want, but you can never leave…” The Hotel California. Thank you.

        Sook Young
        Wife of the Samurai


    • Christin

      J c,

      NO ONE should have to be subjected to TSA… its unConstitutional.

      WE are NOT suspect and should not be detained, physically assaulted, or radiated. (period)

      Land of the “FREE’, Home of the ‘Brave”… really? Not anymore.

      • smilee

        Another know nothing constitutional expert

  • Gary

    Jc, you need to look back to joe 1 cr. Section 6 will explain your question. What all the people that fly need to do is just say no, it will snarl the filghts and bring them to a stand still ( call your office before hand and let them know you wont be in today) they will loose a lot of money and they are all on a shoestring and can’t afford it. The TSA would be thrown out in a weeks time. You need to take a stand and quit complaining.

    • DocnChaos

      Right on Gary,
      Hey, the rest of you Sheeple,
      I’m 65 years old and I’m collected lots of fire power in my life.
      You can believe this, “I’m ready to start shooting back,
      Who will join me?”
      Yeah, that’s what I though,,,just a lot of talkers, no action!

      • Doc Sarvis

        Conservatives are generally poor shots.

        • http://naver sook young

          Actually the liberals are the poor shots as they allow politically correct measures to stand in their way. I’ll bet my husband is a better shot than any liberal. Thank you.

          Sook Young
          Wife of the Samurai


      • Bill

        Gary, I am not for the violent overthrow of the government but I can read something like; “when in the course of human events…….”
        We can shut down the government without firing a shot, social disobedience. Citizens exercising their constitutional rights is simply enough. With so many rights being violated it would entail perhaps hundreds of millions, perhaps 2 million people to simply say NO. As long as it is happening to Rand Paul that’s OK but let it happen to us and then we cry out for help and wonder why no one is coming to our rescue. Ron Paul wants to do that by simply having the government do what they are specified to do by the constitution and nothing more. Listen to the lot of the candidates and tell me how often, if any, they mention returning to the constitutional. Look at the candidates when Ron Starts speaking about constructional government. They are all looking at him like in a class room wondering what this guy is talking about. some of them are actually picking up on some of this and using it in their talks. But it is just like a parrot saying a word that they have no understanding of.
        Newt has no idea that what he did by working for a organization that ripped off taxpayers was in anyway immoral. Fanny and Freddie should be prosecuted for receiving stolen property, the government ought to be prosecuted for aiding and abetting the process with the money they took from the people, and poor Newt should be looked at as traitor of the American People. I don’t believe that he has the moral attributes to lead anyone.

  • KDB

    All the people need stop flying for a couple weeks.

  • Kilgore Trout

    As problematic as these invasive searches may be to our personal liberties when we travel, the libertarians have no problem telling us what we can do in the bedroom or if a woman seeks an abortion.

    The author failed to mention in his story that Mr. Paul was on his way to speak at an Anti-Abortion rally in Washington. Talk about government overreach!

    • independent thinker

      It doesn’t matter where he was headed he should have been allowed a re-scan. If the anomoly showed again then TSA could have asked for the pat down.

  • sybucket

    I seem to recall that when Congress is in session, ALL Senatiors and Congressman have “Diplomartic Immunity” and can not be detained or arrested for any reason. Paul should go after the TSA for violating this.

    • Kilgore Trout

      Congressmen(women) can be arrested at any time.

    • smilee

      Constitution only says arrested and I’m sure that is what it means, certainly not your meaning

  • Gringo Infidel

    Why does it take a Senator to experience this atrocious behavior before it will be stopped?

    Even then, can one Senator really get the TSA to stop?

    Here is a question for the GOP POTUS candidates: Will you impose a review of such reprehensible behavior if elected? How about firing a few numb skulls at high, medium, and low levels in the TSA? Romney said he likes being able to do that – will he?

    • Christin


      In the state of Texas we tried to stop TSA from fondling and radiating our travelers, but someone in the Texas gov helped stop the passage of that bill and obamama’s thugocracy shut that idea down threatening to make Texas a ‘no fly zone.’

      Heck, make us a no fly zone and keep out the commies and protect the conservatives.

  • ranger hall

    Some People should remember<< There was a time when i could.

  • Phlash

    While I loathe the TSA and would also like for President Paul to abolish it, it seems to me that many have forgotten who created it and why. The Why was typical bureaucratic and reactive fear mongering in a tradition of function follows form. See if you can figure out the Who.

    • Buster the Anatolian

      Easy. Biden wrote it it was passed under Bush then renewed and expanded under obama

      • phlash

        So clearly all the blame belongs on the Dems. Stop supporting the wrong-headed Republican party in its current form. We need to get back to our conservative ideals. Bush was a nightmare, and the current slate doesn’t look any better…Ron Paul excepted.

  • Tunaman


    • Kilgore Trout

      Do I smell something fishy here….we need to clean out any and all representatives who do not represent the majority of their constituents.

  • http://deleted Claire

    Seems like the TSA are not pulling any exceptions? Since the TSA is the norm for the moment, it doesn’t and shouldn’t make a damn bit of difference who you are, the TSA should detain anyone that causes problems.

  • One-Angel

    And how is it that all congressmen have not been granted the trusted traveler status by the TSA? How did Congress miss giving themselves that perk, too? I think it was Huffington Post that just this week posted an article on the massive number of thefts TSA employees have been getting away with. Please, Dr. Ron Paul in 2012!

  • Marty S.

    This goes all the way to the top folks, Rand Paul was an asset, was identified and held so he would miss his engagement at the Pro-Life March in D.C. The PTB are going to start messing with people who do not share their views through things like airport security by TSA etc. what a screwed up government gestapo we endure.

  • James

    Senator Paul should have submitted to the pat-down, like others have to. He’s not above the law, we’re supposed to be a nation of laws, not men.


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