The TSA and the State House(s)

Considering the recent and dramatic escalation of the security theater’s intrusion into the world of air travel (i.e. body scanners and invasive pat-down procedures), and moreover considering the recent news about the New Jersey state legislature’s resolution (plain HTML here) which “Urges Congress and President to address certain concerns raised by advanced imaging technology employed at airports or to discontinue their use,” I had been strongly desiring to see a way to press this issue in other regions besides New Jersey.

Lo and behold, such an opportunity has appeared to me, in the form of an activist of long-time New Hampshire residence, whose acquaintance I’ve been honored to have made not long after I first moved to New Hampshire, namely Leah Wolczko. She has reported to me that she has arranged to meet with New Hampshire representative Bill O’Brien, to discuss drafting a similar resolution for New Hampshire.

What she would like to do, is to include as many name+town listings in the signature section of her letter, which she will be presenting to Representative O’Brien on Monday, November 29th: 

Representative O’Brien:

We, the undersigned, petition the New Hampshire House and Senate to pass resolutions regarding the TSA. This affront to freedom cannot be allowed to stand. On November 22 the New Jersey House and Senate passed resolutions calling upon their Washington delegation to take up the matter immediately. Copies of both resolutions are enclosed.

As American citizens, we should be allowed to travel freely and without fear. The stories coming to light from people all over this country of the humiliation they have endured at the hands of the TSA screenings are painful to hear and almost impossible to believe. People are being forced to be virtually strip searched or subjected to warrantless hand searches; forced to remove prosthetic devices, and having devices removed in such a way as to cause terrible psychological damage; forced to be touched in ways they find inappropriate and humiliating; forced to see children and the elderly traumatized; forced to ignore their deeply-held religious beliefs regarding modesty; forced to undergo radiation against their will; subjected to unhygienic practices of TSA agents searching person after person without changing their gloves, creating the danger of spreading communicable diseases; forced to travel by “some other means,” in the words of Janet Napolitano, if we will not submit to this tyranny. Several days ago Janet Napolitano decided to close that avenue of escape to us and admitted we will soon be screened to board ships, trains, metros or to enter Federal buildings.

We submit that language as strong as, or much stronger than, that passed in New Jersey is necessary from New Hampshire. The complete abolishment of the TSA and the return of security to the hands of private property owners is the best solution. We pray our elected representatives in Concord will pressure and encourage our elected representatives in Washington to defend the rights of the People. We thank you in advance.

Sincerely,

Leah Wolczko, Goffstown, NH

As I believe liberty activism should be full-spectrum—and considering the previous success with states-saying-no regarding the “REAL ID Act”, which, in May/June 2008, gave me the first glimmer of hope I had experienced since becoming more fully aware, in Fall 2005, of the tendencies away from liberty to which this world has been prone—I support Leah Wolczko’s effort very much…so let’s put name+town in the comments, shall we? (If it’s too much of a privacy concern to place here, comment so and I’ll see about getting permission to show the relavant email address, too.)

In short, let’s make this letter crowded! ;-)

  • Trifith

    Sean Murphy

    Winchester NH

  • theKINGofKEENE

    DITTO…~tKoK.

  • Hardy Macia

    canterbury, nh

  • Bob Constantine

    Abolish the TSA.

    Bob Constantine Free Grafton, NH

  • Dan Binnun

    X-Ray vision is for sci-fi movies, not real life.

  • mackler

    I gotta admit I'm a bit confused. Why complain to a NH State rep about the Feds? If we want the State legislature to address bad Federal laws, wouldn't our effort be more efficiently placed working to repeal the 17th Amendment? Then the Staties could address all BS Federal agencies, not just this one.

  • Paul

    I'm no fan of the 17th amendment, but I don't think its repeal would accomplish anything significant, and the effort would be incredibly time consuming.

    States absolutely have the right to nullify. I hope NH state reps exercise this right frequently, especially as the feds become more and more abusive.

  • mackler

    I don't know about that "state's rights" stuff, but I'm pretty sure that airports have the power to choose not to use the TSA. If Manchester made that choice, that would definitely be a step in the right direction, and it wouldn't require action by the NH General Court.

  • Paul

    Well, I'll take individual rights over states rights any day … but I certainly, in general, prefer state level decisions over people having the preferences of federal bureaucrats, or people in other parts of the country, forced upon them.

    And no, they can't really opt out, at least according to federal law. They can use an alternative security service to the TSA, but that security service must be approved by the federal government, paid by the federal government, supervised by federal government employees at the airport, and they must follow TSA procedures. Basically, it's TSA with different uniforms (and nothing close to free choice).

  • Eben Palazzolo

    Eben Palazzolo

    Goffstown, NH

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/williamcmay Skeptikos

    Will May, Spofford, NH

  • Resident Troll

    The only thing "Dramatic, Intrusive,is nothing. You watch too much COPS!

  • kpmsprtd

    Yes, abolish the TSA. But don't forget to abolish the DHS as well. Both agencies were created in a time of panic. Cooler heads argued against it, but the hot heads won out. It is time to fix our huge mistake.

    kpmsprtd

    Sacramento, CA

  • theKINGofKEENE

    1.

    kpmsprtd on Mon, 29th Nov 2010 2:28 pm

    ——————————————————————————–

    Yes, abolish the TSA. But don’t forget to abolish the DHS as well. Both agencies were created in a time of panic. Cooler heads argued against it, but the hot heads won out. It is time to fix our huge mistake.

    kpmsprtd

    Sacramento, CA

    Hey, I liked the comment so much, that I am reposting it. I agree. It's long past time to let the "cooler heads" prevail….Thanks, and greetings to you ouit there in the Capitol of the Republic of California!…~tKoK.

  • Andre Davis

    The truth has finally been revealed:

    http://dcist.com/2010/11/loudoun_county_official_

  • theKINGofKEENE

    Thanks, Andre!…I just KNEW it was all those HETERO-PHOBIC faggots behind the TSA patdowns. Glad SOMEBODY will stand up and speak the truth.

  • Resident Troll

    Queen of Keene, Such derogatory words, is this how the free stoners work? Name calling?
    I find name calling is a last resort to an argument you just realized you're wrong.
    Thanks for verifying that.
    How's Junior, hope he's doing well.

  • Resident Troll

    Queen of Keene, you really had to dig for this one, all just to say you didn't get a hummer from me?

    Holds no gravity.

    Like I said, you were good!!!!!!! No matter what links you or your current one posts, and you did come back for more, well, have me come back for more. Small details.

  • theKINGofKEENE

    Why would i want a lame-ass civilian model HUMMER from you? I'd rather have a HMMWV- HIGH Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle…Junior is fine, TROLL…he just got called back. DOD is timing the public release of the XM25 to coincide with the wikileaks brouhaha…He does Data Imagery Reconciliation for NRO…sort of a hobby for him…He's shipping back a few keys of Ghani bud…You want in on some???…

  • theKINGofKEENE

    …impertinent little twit TROLL, aincha!?…HA!…~tKoK.

  • bil

    That XM25 is a lot of fun-why didn't someone invent it sooner!? —bil

  • Resident Troll

    ian, you are kidding, having this posted in the Sentilel. Who did you "do" that QoK didn't?
    The Community Kitchen ups its organic fare; Congress didn’t extend jobless benefits; what’s the local impact.
    Ian, tell me are this lot of "organics' you lot?
    Don't get desperate now.
    SHAME ON YOU and the chick dressed as the pure innocence white dress.
    She has no idea, nor do you lot have an idea what the Statue of LIberty, is all about. SHAME ON YOU!
    Did that, me saying shame on you intimidate you…no, nor did it affect anyone outside the Drama scene.
    You ot watch too much, drama television. Another reason I don't have one.
    Freaks and geeks don't impress me.
    WHEN"S THE GOVT MONEY BURNING IN CENTRAL SQUARE?
    the3 $50,000 that got Sam SWAMI's cam didn't bothet you.You were so good at not doing anything.

    PANIC, EVERYONE, PANIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Still haven't heard word on why the NEW freestoners are preferencial as compared to the REAL people in Keene……
    Last time I asked, the whole thread disappeared.
    What is the one left 29 Nov?
    Free stoners are up to no good again. Trust me!!!!!

  • theKINGofKEENE

    YO! + bilThis latest XM25 iteration has been field-testing beyond beta since the early aughts…First deploy was initially slated for Bush jr's "Troop Surge" build-up in 2003, (Iraqi, "natch"…) until Sergei in Digital Serio-Logistics "re-minded" us all about those "queen bees" in the Portolahso Udoniastan- remember these ones have *STINGERS*, (and they ain't the Mujahajadeemiacondorser of the Negev/Gobi!…), but the target acquisition optics were all first-gen open source, & you know how THAT does in a sandstorm, with OPEN PORT transverse snail-ware!-SHEESH!…So SecNav started crying "Foul!", because they were supposed to go the Seal Team pipeline, but that would have yielded USMC exposure, and there was a UCMJ conflict which NRO & DIA fought a stove-piper over, (with DIA victorious, as usual!…), so they were next requisitioned into the Army Ranger/SpecOp slider tray, which conflicted with GenPowell's contract w/GE&RAYTHEON(Judd Gregg's office string-pulled that little DEBACLE!…), which brought us WAAA-AAAY past 01 – 20 – 09, and of course now it's BHO's turn, so they go 'Ghani, which is what the JCS wanted all along, so off to the Hindu Kush went they!…(that "documentary" on DiscoveryChannel was pure smokin' mirrors/wilderness of mirrors, dude! They just took a standard M240(re-bored to *155*mm!…), regular Thompsen Shootflares re-loaded to pre-1972 milspec, and morphed in the "special effects" using *PHOTOSHOP*, reconverted to Gen ! digital – thanks to a subcontract w/DREAMWORKS! – yes, *THAT* DREAMWORKS!!!…(wtf???…), and they just squibbed-up the mortar flashbangs, which looks great to the average couch potato, but we'd of spotted the lack of pre-ignition flare…you get the drift!…), Basically, they nano-ized a couple of T9cells, inserted them in the "willy pete" rounds, and WHO THE FUCK NEW???…HAH!…thing didn't have a *TRIGGER*, they scabbed in the keypad, and called the rounds time on target!…It was priceless!!!….I'll tell you all about it later. Right now, I gotta get back to the CONUSnet, I'm doing some R&R on that "FREEKEENE" blog post that DHS/BATF have been developing, you remember Ian -THAT Ian, well, some yokel is trying to sell me a freakin' HUMMER!…If he's serious, we can requisition the $$$ through BUPERS, and fleece his ass good!…Gotta get off this subnet, we de-linked a DARPABOM to get quicker on-off times, but the guy posts like 5 times a day, he's a regular dillweed!…Another local, natch!…I usually use the old KING.OF.(city) template, so log on some time, it's a hoot! Don't try to post, though, we're trying to keep a clear back-trace skiploop going!…Those tards are eatin' it UP!, Bra! DOG me, DOGFACE!……I'll put a _+_digeri, or a snort, so you know for sure. There's some other faggot who spoofs the site posting as "Resident Troll" – I shit you not, brother – so that's not me. Just sayin! Good to hear from you! How's Barbara & Michelle & Laura? Gotta RUN, duty calls, got the runs, dirty stalls!…semper*eternicus, Galatian!.ciao! ~Rimbaud><.send.XM25/htm.79.201.33.54BRAVO*ZULU+

  • bil

    Just had to break that other thread-this place is nuts!!! —bil

  • resident troll

    bil on Fri, 3rd Dec 2010 8:44 pm

    Just had to break that other thread-this place is nuts!!! —bil

    You're a bit slow on the draw, bil.

    Ian isn't posting on the most recent, (29 Nov,) to increase user comments. Keep up, with us.

  • resident troll

    theKINGofKEENE on Thu, 2nd Dec 2010 6:35 am

    "Why would i want a lame-ass civilian model HUMMER from you? I’d rather have a HMMWV- HIGH Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle…Junior is fine, TROLL…he just got called back. DOD is timing the public release of the XM25 to coincide with the wikileaks brouhaha…He does Data Imagery Reconciliation for NRO…sort of a hobby for him…He’s shipping back a few keys of Ghani bud…You want in on some???…"

    What the hell, you're letting Junior take commands from the damn government.??? What the hell are you thinking?
    and much less HMMWV?
    Tell him to go AWOL, NO DEMAND it as he's supporting a violent Government…..and you let him do it?????? …..Make up your fecking mind, hate the gov't or encourage the son to go be violent!!!! I commend Junior for taking his life to chance TO DEFEND THE COUNTRY. TOO BAD YOU'RE NOT A SUPPORTIVE FATHER.
    Do I still have to think for you?

  • resident troll

    Queen of Keene, you know damn well that wasn't the 'hummer' I spoke of.

    You damn nearly choked me.

    More dishonesty, typical of you lot.

    I suppose in a public forum, you can't admit.

  • resident troll

    And no, Queen of Keene, I'm not being baited, I will not tell you of my history. Good try though.

    Ask IAN THAT IAN, he's met me a few times.

  • Kelly THEKILLER Ayot

    Just be glad I got my nasty little ass a Senate seat, motherfuckers! or I'd have ALL your asses on DEATH*ROW!….I can stand, step, trample, all over the back of a murdered cop, if that's what I need to do to advance my political ambitions! If I'd do *THAT*, just think what I can do to you from my Senateseat….mark my words, mark my words. Darker days are coming, and i got candles, damnit, i got candles!~resin dent roll.

  • resident troll

    kelly, I see you took advantage of the big christmas special on the pot, and other sorted things.

    "415" is the new 420.