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swissaustrian
01-23-2012, 09:27 AM
If the story on Rand's and Ron's facebook pages is true (Rand beeing detained by the TSA at Nashville airport), this could be a HUGE political opportunity:
1. The TSA is totally unpopular and Ron Paul is the only GOP candidate opposing it.
2. The fact that they detain an US Senator during a congress session where he should have immunity from prosecution, shows how totally out of control the TSA and the whole police state for that matter are.

I suggest that the campaign reiterates RP's solution that
a) the airlines take care of the security of their passengers and...
b) pilotes are granted the right to bear arms in the cockpit. This could also highlight Ron Paul's 2nd amendment credentials.

rpwi
01-23-2012, 12:22 PM
Like the idea...hope this will come up in the debate tonight.

It's stupid that the TSA inserts themselves between passengers and businessmen selling plane rides. Should the TSA filter people coming into a mall? A church? Where do you draw the line? Best let the property owners decide who to handle security and customers can patronize who they feel gives them the best balance between value/privacy/safety.

LibertyEagle
01-23-2012, 12:23 PM
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bolil
01-23-2012, 12:28 PM
The line is being drawn by those fancy new cameras the NYPD is installing... same tech as the body scanners. Who wants to move to Ireland? They give political asylum there I think.

pacelli
01-23-2012, 12:31 PM
Paul better INJECT THIS ISSUE INTO THE DEBATE tonight.

hazek
01-23-2012, 12:49 PM
I don't know if making a mountain out of a molehill is such a good idea, since it turned out he was only briefly detained or as the TSA PR is saying just escorted away from the scanning location. Sure he missed his flight, but it's not like he is still sitting in a cage somewhere.

swissaustrian
01-23-2012, 01:04 PM
I don't know if making a mountain out of a molehill is such a good idea, since it turned out he was only briefly detained or as the TSA PR is saying just escorted away from the scanning location. Sure he missed his flight, but it's not like he is still sitting in a cage somewhere.
That's probably irrelevant by now, imho. The media picked it up, so it can be used.

JJ2
01-23-2012, 04:19 PM
I don't know if making a mountain out of a molehill is such a good idea, since it turned out he was only briefly detained or as the TSA PR is saying just escorted away from the scanning location. Sure he missed his flight, but it's not like he is still sitting in a cage somewhere.

No, according to the news he may have missed a vote in Congress because of this. It was unconstitutional. Ron Paul needs to point out that this was a violation of the US Constitution which says that Senators cannot be "arrested" (detained) on their way to Washington.

JuicyG
01-23-2012, 04:21 PM
CNBC has a short interview with him on the issue. http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000068914