April 4, 2011
Appearing today on the Alex Jones Show today, the former governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura, told Alex Jones the TSA discriminates against common Americans by allowing the elite and select politicians to avoid naked body scanners and sexual molestation gropes at the nation’s airports.
In January, Ventura filed a lawsuit in federal court in Minnesota against the Department of Homeland Security and the TSA. The lawsuit accuses the agencies of violating Ventura’s rights under the Fourth Amendment, which protects Americans from unreasonable searches and seizures.
In November, Ventura announced he will no longer fly commercially.
During an interview in September, Ventura told Jones his career was endangered and that he was considering abandoning travel altogether due to the intrusive pat-downs and dangerous radiation emitting naked body scanners. Due to a metal prothesis from a hip replacement, Ventura routinely sets off metal detectors at airports and is subjected to the TSA’s “enhanced” humiliation.
Since implementing the procedures, the TSA has demanded medical patients remove urostomy bags and prosthetic breasts. In December, an Austin woman with a pacemaker was foreced to the floor by police when she objected to the prospect of TSA employees fondling her breasts.
Jesse Ventura is particularly outraged by the fact Washington politicians are allowed to avoid so-called enhanced pat-downs and naked body scanners average Americans are forced to endure.
In November, after Republicans gained control of the House, the New York Times reported on the soon to be Speaker John A. Boehner being escorted around metal detectors and body scanners at the Reagan National Airport in Washington.
“The appropriate security procedures for all Congressional leaders, including Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid, are determined by the Capitol Police working with the Transportation Security Administration,” said Michael Steel, a spokesman for Boehner, when quizzed about the exception.
A few politicians have criticized the security measures. Rep. Ted Poe of Texas said the naked body scanners violate the Fourth Amendment. During a one-minute speech on the House floor, Poe lambasted former Department of Homeland Security boss Michael Chertoff, who has pushed the devices since departing the agency.
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“There is no evidence these new body scanners make us more secure. But there is evidence that former Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff made money hawking these full body scanners,” Poe said in November. “There must be a better way to have security at airports than taking pornographic photographs of our citizens, including children, and then giving apparent kickbacks to political hacks,” he said.
Rep. Ron Paul introduced HR 6416, a bill designed to protect Americans from physical and emotional abuse by TSA employees conducting the grope-down screenings at airports.
In addition to Chertoff, the globalist George Soros profits from humiliating average Americans and subjecting them to dangerous radiation.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton characterized the procedures as “offensive” and said she would avoid them if possible. Speaking on CBS’ Face the Nation and NBC’s Meet the Press in November, Clinton said she realizes the need for tighter security but said there is a need to “strike the right balance” and “get it better and less intrusive and more precise.”
Clinton made her remark after the TSA threatened to fine and arrest people who refuse the intrusive procedure. The TSA said people who refuse to be groped or irradiated will not simply be allowed to leave the airport. Passengers will face questioning by the TSA and possibly local police.
Ventura told Jones he will now fly on a private jet while conducting business for his popular television show.
In 2008, the TSA attempted to extend its reach to private aircraft and small airports. “The TSA is seeking to impose the security requirements on roughly 15,000 corporate jets and 315 small airports that currently have none,” USA Today reported.
“This is an important milestone,” Michael Morgan, TSA head of general aviation security, told the newspaper in October of 2008. “It’s the evolution of security into a new operating environment.”
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