Paul Joseph Watson
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Despite the fact that TSA agents have routinely been caught abusing their power for criminal ends, the agency is now instructing its airport security screeners to make photocopies of people’s credit cards, while Big Sis is also busy fighting terrorism and protecting America by confiscating chocolate Christmas advent calendars.
A Libertarian activist from Arizona who makes videos documenting confrontations with authority figures had a recent encounter with TSA agents from the “domestic surveillance squad,” who ransacked through his personal documents and took photocopies of his credit cards.
TSA workers habitually abuse their position to conduct illegal searches and seizures that represent clear violations of the 4th Amendment. There are numerous cases where TSA thugs have demanded to read people’s private emails and obtain their personal computer passwords, while asking invasive questions about personal income, religious and political beliefs, and arresting people for refusing to answer.
The notion of TSA agents making photocopies of credit cards is even more concerning given the fact that TSA employees are prone to criminal behavior and have been caught stealing people’s laptops, iPods, cellphones and other electronics.
In another example of how Homeland Security is engaged in a total takeover of society at every conceivable level, Alex Jones relates the story of how his mother was on vacation with a friend who bought an expensive German Kinder advent calendar and attempted to ship it back to the U.S.
However, instead of receiving the gift, the recipient got a letter from Homeland Security stating the calendar had been intercepted in the mail and confiscated because it may have contained small toys that would have been a choking threat to children. Even though this particular calendar contained only chocolates, the mere possibility that the company may have produced a similar calendar that contained small toys was enough for DHS to block its entry into the United States.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show. Watson has been interviewed by many publications and radio shows, including Vanity Fair and Coast to Coast AM, America’s most listened to late night talk show.