“We’d like to think that the TSA has been listening to citizens concerned about being given a choice between naked imaging or pat down searches of people’s private parts,” said former Congressman Bob Barr, Liberty Guard’s Chairman. “If this is the indeed the case, we’d like to commend the TSA for applying a bit of common sense to the controversial situation. However, it’s far more likely the reason was political and we think the public should be made aware of the motivations of our country’s security chiefs.”
The Opt Out Alliance is a project sponsored by Liberty Guard, a non-partisan, non-profit organization with one specific mission: Protect and Defend Individual Liberty.
We believe the invasive nature of the newly implemented Full-Body Scanners and new “enhanced” pat downs are a violation of the 4th Amendment, which guards against unreasonable searches and seizures.
The Opt Out Alliance calls upon the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security to return to previous, adequate standards of security at our nation’s airports unless reasonable suspicion exists to request a more thorough screening.
The Opt Out Alliance will provide Americans with their rights and options with the TSA. The Alliance will also track and report stories of passengers who have chosen to opt out of these new procedures along with any abuses they may have endured during the process.
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For the past year, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and its parent, the Department of Homeland Security, along with Members of Congress from both parties and the Obama Administration, have been demanding Americans give up our basic civil liberties and our fundamental right to privacy, by submitting to a full-body scan — amounting to a virtual strip search – simply because we need to fly on a commercial airliner.
With increasing frequency, governments at all levels are telling us what we can and cannot put into our bodies — either by banning or heavily regulating particular substances. In fact, cities across the United States have launched a new offensive in the war on allegedly unhealthy food by creating their own “fat police.”
Much has been made of Juan Williams’ recent appearance on The O’Reilly Factor that cost him is job at National Public Radio. Whether or not the comments warranted terminating his employment with NPR has been a matter of debate over the last two weeks.