8029 Miles to go to while Walking to Mecca
I am glad that TSA doesn’t have to scan me or grope me on my walking trip to Mecca. Since it is a combination of spiritual discovery/Dear Diary/and exercise program, the government hasn’t decided to regulate it through administrative fiat. They would not be able to pass a law against my activities because that would be “Unconstitutional” and ordinary Americans might object to that even if it applied to Muslims.
In case you were sick when they were talking about the Constitution in your high school Government class, look at what I found on Wikipedia!
The Fourth Amendment (Amendment IV) to the United States Constitution is the part of the Bill of Rights which guards against unreasonable searches and seizures. The amendment specifically also requires search and arrest warrants be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause. It was adopted as a response to the abuse of the writ of assistance, which is a type of general search warrant, in the American Revolution. Search and arrest should be limited in scope according to specific information supplied to the issuing court, usually by a law enforcement officer, who has sworn by it.
No, Government officials know that a better way of getting all of us good little citizens who are “American in Heart” to go along with the diminution of our “rights.” See, nobody has a “right” to drive a car and nobody has a “right” to fly in an airplane. So these “activities” can be regulated and controlled by administrators who can then decide who and when and how, and eventually why, people can travel freely from one point in the US to another.
“Unreasonable search? Whatever are you talking about? We are PROTECTING the PUBLIC by making these rules to catch TERRORISTS. Why would we need a warrant? This is a RULE, not a LAW! And if those MUSLIMS…er…TERRORISTS, don’t like it, Well, Good Gosh, they don’t need to fly!”
Administrators are usually political appointees who NEVER have to be elected and are not confirmed in their positions by ANY elected body of officials. This seems to indicate a “ruling” class that is outside of our democratic process. They make the “rules” and have their “employees” enforce them. And if you question them, they take you into a back room and make you “disappear” for however long they want.
Up until a few days ago, probable cause seemed to be wearing a headscarf or having a Muslim name. Now the TSA is going far past “reasonable” into “ridiculous” in their dignity destroying searches, because they want people to meekly file through the new “body imaging scanners” that they spent too much money on. Look at the victims that have gotten so much attention. A Breast Cancer Survivor, A Little Boy, A Woman with Metal in her Knees, & A Man with a Urine Bag. But no YouTube Videos on Muslim Women being groped…
Boy, aint that a PISSER! Of course, I’ve been patted down for YEARS without setting off any of the metal detectors. And nobody ever took videos of that. They probably thought that I “deserved” it. Thank God that TSA hasn’t gotten real close and touchy feely with my personal recreation and reproduction areas. But still, why should these innocent Americans have to deal with that invasion of privacy because of people like me? Oh wait! I am an INNOCENT AMERICAN TOO!
My opinion is that TSA is harassing people to get them to use the scanners so that they can concentrate on those of us who through a belief in Personal Dignity or in the rights granted by the US Constitution refuse to be exposed to scanners, harmful radiation and a loss of our fundamental freedoms.
Whether you are a Muslim or a Patriot, ( in my case, a MUSLIM PATRIOT) you are considered a danger to a Government that feels threatened by a knowledgeable and informed public – especially when you speak out!
How do you think that the Taliban operates?
*They make sure that the people (especially women) are not educated so that they cannot work or effectively teach their children about rights, religion and responsibilities.
*They go out and identify people who speak out against their illegal & unrighteous behavior only to kill them as an example to others.
*And then they take the starving orphans and/or destitute children that they have created and give them a little food, a little shelter and a big program of lies and distorted pseudo-Islam to perpetuate the Taliban Power Base.
Wow! I compared Administrators and the TSA to the Taliban. Who’d a thunk it?
I have a LOT more thinking and walking to do, don’t I?