Friday, November 19, 2010
By Paul Martin

By Michael LeMieux
November 19, 2010

By now most all of us have heard of the “Don’t touch my junk” guy, John Tyner, and his ordeal with the TSA, that has gone viral.[1]

The good thing about all this is that it has caused an uproar in what our government is doing to its own people. Is it right? Is it lawful? And most importantly, is it Constitutional?

Since shortly after 9/11 we have seen a slow but steady creep of encroachments on our freedom – especially our freedom of travel and movement. The government has told us that these encroachments are for our own safety and essentially to shut up and color within the lines (meaning do what your told).

The strange thing is that each time a foreign terrorist commits an attempt at harming us the government ‘reacts’ to that threat by locking down its own citizens even more. The shoe bomber, Richard Reid, was a British citizen who join Al Qaida and boarded a plan in France bound for the US. Now everyone inside America boarding a plane, even if traveling from one US city to another US city, must remove their shoes.

This does not affect most other foreign ports of departure and will have absolutely NO effect on someone coming from another country where there are still very lax in their boarding procedures. The ONLY people who are affected are Americans who had nothing to do with the shoe bomber incident.

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