Wolverton: Congress needs to put down the TSA monster

November 6, 2013 by History in a Hurry

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 10:10

TSA to Pre-Screen Air Travelers’ Tax Info, Property Records, Travel History

Written by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.

Owe money to the IRS? Having trouble making your mortgage payments? Ever been sued or been arrested?

Soon, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will know the answers to these questions before you pass through security, and they might affect whether you are cleared for travel.


National security is a curtain behind which a cabal of wizards is making our civil liberties disappear.

The only true protection for our national security is by strictly adhering to the Constitution and the timeless principles of liberty that it enshrines. Any step away from that sure footing, and we edge ever closer to a precipice at the bottom of which is found the rubble of the republics of the past.

Each of these formerly free societies eventually devolved into totalitarian regimes where rights were the exclusive inventory of the state, to give and take according to its whim.

There is hope, however, for the United States to avoid falling off that historic cliff.

Any day, one of the 435 members of Congress could introduce a bill defunding the TSA and repealing the relevant provisions of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act that established the TSA.

Americans who are tired of the pat-downs, the unconscionable treatment of the young, old, infirm, and disabled at the hands of TSA agents, and the revelation that now any and all personal information will be collected and passed around must contact their representatives and demand that a stop be put to this abuse and that the TSA monster be put down.

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