Thursday, September 8, 2011
Put Ron Paul in the anti-pat-down column.
The Texas congressman accused the Transportation Security Administration of taking an “abusive” attitude towards passengers, disputing the view that government regulation helps airline security.
Paul said of the TSA: “They’re accused of all kind of sexual activities”
To the notion that his libertarian approach to security could threaten passenger safety, Paul said that exactly the reverse was true.
It was government policy, he said, that helped make 9/11 possible.
“They told the pilots they couldn’t have guns,” Paul said. “They set up the stage for this.”