The following is reprinted from the “Wabash Plain Dealer” April 16, 2011 edition:
I’m as tired of bad news as everyone else is. I want to go back to taking care of my own life while trusting that I, my family, neighbors and country are protected from harm and evil. I’m tired of being expected to be tolerant of others opinions and lifestyles while I see looks of contempt, and being hated for mine.
If I’ve heard the same ideas expressed by several people I may write about it to make a point.
Having said that I see no problem sharing something said by a former public servant in a public place. The subject? Scans and searches at the airport. I said it’s another freedom being taken from us and against the constitution. They said, ‘Oh yes the can do that. Airlines are private companies and have every right to do that.’
The government (not private) agencies of Transportation Safety Adminstration and Department of Homeland Security are mandating these radiating naked picture body scans and molesting searches. Anyone else would be arrested for touching another like that and against their will. The government is treating us like we are all criminals. Now they are talking about starting DNA mouth swabs on travelers.
Our public servants should know and uphold Amendment IV to the Constitution which says, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Getting away with this violation of our Constitution encourages them to try much more. Soon we’ll be forced on the “smart grid.” Warrantless searches of our houses are being considered to ensure we have the right energy efficient appliances, outlets, light bulbs, types of food, and so forth. The government is working to limit our water, electricity, and heat use according to communist standards. Also under government consideration is regulating out of existence – the home garden.
While the world is on fire, oil and food prices are skyrocketing (as promised) Obama decides that bullying is the most pressing issue of our time. Families or even whole communities may be forced to attend sensitivity training classes at some point. Communism? Bullying is the new way to justify the president potentially signing an executive order to take guns away from “those who have no business having guns.” Must be starting with border guards since they’re forced to use bean bag guns against those with machine guns.
It’s amazingly uplifting going to C3 where dedicated “founders” meet, we are not alone. On May 2, Greg Fettig for Conservative Senate and June 6 the Rev. C.L. Bryant at 7 p.m. at Bachelor Creek. — Pat Hammons, North Manchester