Washington D.C. - Congressman Ron Paul last night introduced legislation designed to stop abusive TSA practices that treat American air travelers like criminal suspects. "Enough is enough" Congressman Paul declared in a speech before the House of Representatives earlier tonight. "We are supposed to sacrifice our liberty... I say that is wrong!" Paul stated.
HR 6416, the "American Traveler Dignity Act," will subject TSA personnel to the same laws ordinary Americans must obey. It establishes that airport security screeners are not immune from any US law regarding physical contact with another person, making images of another person, or causing physical harm through the use of radiation-emitting machinery on another person. It means they are subject to the same laws as the rest of us.
To read the full text of Congressman Paul's statement introducing the bill, click here: http://paul.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1796:introducing-the-air-traveler-dignity-act&catid=16:speeches
To watch Congressman Paul's speech, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-N5adYM7Kw