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Interesting news.

The Rutherford Institute site explains exactly why the American People cannot question these searches:

A federal court has dismissed a Fourth Amendment lawsuit filed by The Rutherford Institute challenging the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) airport security screening policy of requiring air passengers to either submit to virtual strip searches involving advanced imaging technology (AIT), which exposes intimate details of a person’s body to government agents, or submit to highly invasive pat down searches during which TSA agents may go so far as to reach inside a traveler’s pants. U.S. District Court Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr., justified his dismissal by declaring that the court has no jurisdiction over the case, citing a secret order issued by the TSA which requires that the D.C. Court of Appeals hear any reviews of TSA orders. Insisting that it contains “sensitive security information,” the government has yet to make public the order embodying the TSA enhanced screening procedures.

Secret orders? As mentioned on PPJ in January, there has been no “Transparency Czar” since August of 2010.

As one might wonder, I am intensely curious why no media has questioned these “Secret Orders”. After all, while they may be in the “interest of the children”, they certainly are not in the interest of Freedom Loving Americans.

Let me guess – as we were advised yesterday by The President:  shut up and let us eat our cake peas.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, let me distinguish between professional politicians and the public at large. The public is not paying close attention to the ins and outs of how a Treasury option goes. They shouldn’t. They’re worrying about their family; they’re worrying about their jobs; they’re worrying about their neighborhood. They’ve got a lot of other things on their plate. We’re paid to worry about it.

Interestingly enough, the complete Economic ignorance of the man shows through in this statement:

If we don’t raise the debt ceiling and we see a crisis of confidence in the markets, and suddenly interest rates are going up significantly, and everybody is paying higher interest rates on their car loans, on their mortgages, on their credit cards, and that’s sucking up a whole bunch of additional money out of the pockets of the American people, I promise you they won’t like that.

For those individuals with Fixed Rate Auto and Car Loans – the interest cannot “suddenly” go up. That is what the concept of “fixed” means. When a contract is entered into the terms are set – unlike the Debt Ceiling which seems to be operating on an Adjustable Rate Mortgage. Maybe he should have studied Contractual Law vs Constitutional Law.


Original Article from PPJ follows:

Actually, this is an exaggeration. A  book targeted toward 4 – 8 year olds would never indicate that this should be a “normal” occurrence which a child should be “pleased” with. Or would it?

Obviously for “Sue Happy” publishers, I would never place the photo of the offending page here. There is nothing indicating that providing this link to the actual page on Amazon would be against the law. Describing the little beloved piggy (Olivia) on her wonderful adventure to Venice via invasive airport screening  cannot after all be seen as any type of “subversive training” now can it? Utilizing the following statement would definitely not be considered indoctrination:

“As they went through the Airport, Olivia was searched for weapons. She was very pleased.”

The Security Pigs don’t look pleased in the drawing. They look annoyed. Probably because Olivia isn’t “developed” enough or carrying an IPod they can borrow.

The Piggy Travelers in the queue don’t look pleased. In fact the next in line has to be wondering WTF is happening.

But little Olivia knows how safe she will be once her little prison-uniform-clothed body is appropriately wanded.  Maybe Olivia wonders if the Ham fisted thugs will be running their nasty mitts over her bacon again like the time she visited another Country.

Or maybe, like many children who read this book, Olivia will grow up with the knowledge that there isn’t anything she can do to keep her “private spaces” private. After all, when all the good Citizens take their little sheeple piggy children through checkpoints everyone is safer for it.

Think not?

Well then do as this person chose to do (post 16) and contact the publisher/seller of this book to indicate your disapproval. Maybe it is also time one reconsiders utilizing Amazon as a source for – well – anything.

I’ll end with this quote:

However there will be no purchases from either of your firms nor any book published by the following groups based on the poor judgment shown in allowing this type of information to be disseminated.

I am of course referring to the approval of removal of Liberties from individuals through the mindset of “searching children for weapons”.

I also plan to petition every Public Library and School System in my state to remove this book if found on the grounds that Indoctrination of young children is counterintuitive to the Founding Fathers concept of Liberty.