RON PAUL DEMANDS AN END TO FEDERAL AIRPORT SECURITY
By NWV News writer Jim Kouri
July 11, 2011
Last week during a radio broadcast in Texas, GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul proposed getting rid of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s security officers who have been abusing and harassing American citizens.
Paul, a veteran U.S. Congressman, joins a growing number of lawmakers and security experts who believe the TSA security officers are no better — perhaps worse — than the private security company guards who worked at the nation’s airports prior to the 9-11 terrorist attacks and the subsequent creation of the Homeland Security Department.
During the radio show “Texas Straight Talk,” Rep. Paul told listeners that the latest horror stories of a 95-year-old woman who was forced to remove her adult diaper and an eight-month-old baby’s diaper who was inspected showed the TSA was out of control.
“The press reports are horrifying,” Paul said. “Ninety-five-year-old women humiliated, children molested, disabled people abused. Men and women subjected to unwarranted groping and touching of their most private areas, and involuntary radiation exposure.”
“If the perpetrators were a gang of criminals, their headquarters would be raided by SWAT teams and armed federal agents,” he said. “Unfortunately in this case, the perpetrators are armed federal agents.”