Saturday, November 17, 2012

Libertarians And The TSA

Garry Reed at The Libertarian Examiner recently emailed me about a bill going through the Texas House of Reps, allegedly designed to minimize TSA patdowns and groping.    

What is the Libertarian Party's stance on fondling by the TSA?  

Well, the LP's stance matches what everybody's stance on this question oughta be. 

The Fourth Amendment. 
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
If a private organization wants to require that anyone entering their property be searched, patted, x-rayed, or probed, that's between them and their guests/customers. But the government cannot be involved in that activity without probably cause.

Pretty simple.  Glad I could clear that up for everyone. 

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