The soul of America to be sold at auction

The following article, written by Jonathan Benson, was originally published at http://www.truthwinds.com/siterun_data/government/homeland_security_patriot_act_fema/news.php?q=1308763416.

I get the point, and agree on a certain level. On the other hand, I think ‘willful surrender’ is absolutely the correct terminology. It’s not just their stuff they’re choosing to hand over, but their essential rights and human dignity when people buy a plane ticket and enter the airport. The criminal actions of DHS/TSA are public knowledge. If you still choose to fly, how is that not willfully surrendering, even aiding and abetting?

Stop it. Write your airlines and tell them why you’re not flying and demand that they bring their full weight to bear in lobbying for your rights and liberty, which you refuse to surrender for the privilege of purchasing their services. Money talks, and you say it all when you give yours away at the ticket counter or in the security line – or when you purchase stolen merchandise and encourage the criminals in Washington to keep it coming. Even if you can’t change the system, it’s still the right thing to do. This is disgusting on so many levels.

GOVERNMENT ‘SURPLUS’ STORES NOW SELLING PERSONAL ITEMS TSA STEALS FROM PASSENGERS !!

(NaturalNews) If you have ever wondered what happens to the countless barrels of personal items that the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) confiscates (steals) from air travelers every single day, you might be surprised to know that state governments are now reselling these supposedly “dangerous” items in government surplus stores for extra revenue.

According to a recent article in the Austin American-Statesman, Texas state surplus stores are reaping hundreds of thousands of dollars in new revenue every year for the state by selling travelers’ “legally” stolen goods.

Formerly reserved for legitimate surplus items, state surplus stores in Texas are making a killing on the thousands of new “security threat” items being stolen by the TSA, which is, of course, the result of artificially-generated government paranoia. So harmless personal items like snow globes, for instance, are now in great supply at the surplus stores because they contain more than the three ounces of liquid permitted by the TSA.

Most travelers, of course, would never in their wildest imaginations think that a snow globe is a security threat, which is why many are shocked in the security line to discover that their simple souvenir is considered a terrorist threat by the TSA. But apparently that threat magically diminishes once the government decides to resell that same snow globe for cash to fill its coffers — because surely the thousands of snow globes the shops receive are not inspected for the mythical explosives they could contain, prior to hitting surplus shelves.

Humorously, both the TSA and the agencies that are selling the stolen items refuse to admit that they are even confiscating them in the first place. According to the Statesman, a worker at a Texas surplus shop said, concerning how the items were obtained, “We say willfully surrendered.” Using this same logic, of course, a man who holds up a woman and steals her purse did not actually steal — the woman merely “willfully surrendered” her purse upon having a gun pointed in her face.

In reality, this fictitious robbery scenario, as absurd as it sounds, is exactly what the TSA is doing to air travelers every single day in the US. It is also what the illegal IRS does to American taxpayers with its “voluntary” income tax.

When presented with options that include inability to fly, arrest, imprisonment, or even being killed, most people will likely “willfully surrender” whatever is demanded of them, whether it is something as large as half their income, or something as miniscule as a plastic snow globe.

Sources for this story include:

http://www.statesman.com/life/where…

http://www.naturalnews.com/z032757_TSA_surplus.html

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One Response to The soul of America to be sold at auction

  1. Mark says:

    Elderly woman asked to remove adult diaper during TSA search
    LAUREN SAGE REINLIE / Florida Freedom Newspapers
    A woman has filed a complaint with federal authorities over how her elderly mother was treated at Northwest Florida Regional Airport last weekend.

    Jean Weber of Destin filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after her 95-year-old mother was detained and extensively searched last Saturday while trying to board a plane to fly to Michigan to be with family members during the final stages of her battle with leukemia.

    Her mother, who was in a wheelchair, was asked to remove an adult diaper in order to complete a pat-down search.

    “It’s something I couldn’t imagine happening on American soil,” Weber said Friday. “Here is my mother, 95 years old, 105 pounds, barely able to stand, and then this.”

    Sari Koshetz, a spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration in Miami, said she could not comment on specific cases to protect the privacy of those involved.

    “The TSA works with passengers to resolve any security alarms in a respectful and sensitive manner,” she said.

    Weber’s mother entered the airport’s security checkpoint in a wheelchair because she was not stable enough to walk through, Weber said.

    Wheelchairs trigger certain protocols, including pat-downs and possible swabbing for explosives, Koshetz said.

    “During any part of the process, if there is an alarm, then we have to resolve that alarm,” she said.

    Weber said she did not know whether her mother had triggered an alarm during the 45 minutes they were detained.

    She said her mother was first pulled aside into a glass-partitioned area and patted down. Then she was taken to another room to protect her privacy during a more extensive search, Weber said.

    Weber said she sat outside the room during the search.

    She said security personnel then came out and told her they would need for her mother to remove her Depends diaper because it was soiled and was impeding their search.

    Weber wheeled her mother into a bathroom, removed her diaper and returned. Her mother did not have another clean diaper with her, Weber said.

    Weber said she wished there were less invasive search methods for an elderly person who is unable to walk through security gates.

    “I don’t understand why they have to put them through that kind of procedure,” she said.

    Koshetz said the procedures are the same for everyone to ensure national security.

    “TSA cannot exempt any group from screening because we know from intelligence that there are terrorists out there that would then exploit that vulnerability,” she said.

    Weber filed a complaint through Northwest Florida Regional’s website. She said she received a response from a Homeland Security representative at the airport on Tuesday and spoke to that person on the phone Wednesday.

    The representative told her that personnel had followed procedures during the search, Weber said.

    “Then I thought, if you’re just following rules and regulations, then the rules and regulations need to be changed,” she said.

    Weber said she plans to file additional complaints next week.

    “I’m not one to make waves, but dadgummit, this is wrong. People need to know. Next time it could be you.”

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