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Rand Paul TSA Debacle Prompts Fundraiser from Father Ron Paul...

January 24 2012 at 3:51 PM

Mari  (Login auntiem2)
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Hours after a controversy in which Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) claimed he was held up at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint in Nashville because of concerns over the screening process, his father, GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul, is seeking to make a little money off a newly emphasized campaign to "end the TSA."

On Monday, Paul set off an alarm while passing through a scanner at a security checkpoint at the Nashville Airport in Tennessee. He then reportedly refused a secondary screening procedure of a full-body pat-down, instead insisting that he be allowed to run through the scanner again. The TSA refused his request, which then led to Paul's removal from the area.

The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel reports:

The TSA said that Paul "was not detained at any point."

"The passenger triggered an alarm during routine airport screening and refused to complete the screening process in order to resolve the issue," TSA said in a statement. "Passengers, as in this case, who refuse to comply with security procedures are denied access to the secure gate area. He was escorted out of the screening area by local law enforcement."

TSA spokesman Greg Soule said in a statement, "When an irregularity is found during the TSA screening process, it must be resolved prior to allowing a passenger to proceed to the secure area of the airport."

Soule added later that Paul "rebooked on another flight and was rescreened without incident."

Both of the Pauls have frequently stood as vocal opponents of the TSA and its increasingly tight security procedures. Now Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), in the middle of a campaign for president, has launched a money-bomb in which he asks for supporters to "help me win this race and fight back for our civil liberties by making your most generous contribution right away."

"The elderly. The disabled. Little kids. All victims of an out-of-control police state that, while doing nothing to make us safer, is working overtime to strip away our freedoms, our rights, and our basic dignity," Paul writes in the release. "As President, I pledge to do everything in my power to strengthen our national security by ending the theatrical sham that is the TSA."
snip.....from Ron Paul snip
 Earlier today, my son, Senator Rand Paul, was detained by the TSA in Nashville, prevented from making his flight, and missed his commitment to speak at the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

All because he refused to be the latest victim of the TSA's disgusting full body pat-downs.

I'm proud of my son's stand, but there are many more who receive this kind of treatment every day - and never have a chance to speak out.

My Plan to Restore America stands up for the rights and privacy of every traveler by abolishing the TSA.

Please, make your most generous contribution today to my End the TSA Money Bomb so I can have every possible resource to win this race, abolish the out-of-control TSA, and lead the fight to keep our nation safe - instead of allowing bureaucrats to continue sacrificing our security for this theatrical sham.

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(Login grand_sandee)
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Re: Rand Paul TSA Debacle Prompts Fundraiser from Father Ron Paul...

January 24 2012, 3:59 PM 

Maybe some terrorists will contribute.


(Login mawsword)
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Re: Rand Paul TSA Debacle Prompts Fundraiser from Father Ron Paul...

January 24 2012, 6:50 PM 

If you don't obey the rules, you lose. That simple.

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(Login cjgrill)
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January 25 2012, 12:56 AM 

I hope this energizes the Paul supporters. I hope they all dig deep and give him the money he needs to stay in the race.
If Ron Paul doesn't get the GOP nomination (cough, cough) I hope he will run as an independent.

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