The Slippery Slope Is Here
By Ron Paul

If you thought the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) would limit itself to conducting unconstitutional searches at airports, think again.

The agency intends to assert jurisdiction over our nation’s highways, waterways, and railroads as well.

TSA launched a new campaign of random checkpoints on Tennessee highways last week, complete with a sinister military-style acronym — VIPR — as a name for the program.

[First, your airports. Now, your highways. Next, your private homes]

As with TSA’s random searches at airports, these roadside searches are not based on any actual suspicion of criminal activity or any factual evidence of wrongdoing whatsoever by those detained. They are, in effect, completely random.

So first we are told by the U.S. Supreme Court that American citizens have no 4th Amendment protections at border crossings, even when standing on U.S. soil. Now TSA takes the next logical step and simply detains and searches U.S. citizens at wholly internal checkpoints.

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T.E.A. Party Compared To The ME Party

Let me get this straight, when we T.E.A. Party folks get together, and ask for smaller government, and to be left alone to care for ourselves and families, we are cranks, and nut jobs who continue to cling to our guns, and Bibles.
The counter ” movement” wants the government to pay their bills, and take money from many folks who worked for it, and give it to those that have not. Cry babies who say that there are no jobs in the fields they studied for in college, and if Uncle Bammy does not pay them, they will have to sell drugs, or themselves to survive?
So the message is: ” Give us free stuff or we will become criminals.” CRAPTASTIC! What has led to this type of thinking? Even worse, these fools really believe in their message, and I doubt they will never be convinced that they are wrong.

Some may have their gripes against the T.E.A. Party people, but at least they have not crapped on any police cars, had sex on the sidewalks, thrown plates, or told law enforcement to “F” off. I am all for the right to voice your message in public, but do it like law-abiding humans.

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