The TSA Touches Our Constitutional Junk
An essential read from Gates of Vienna; key sample:
...In his assertion that the Fourth Amendment must be suspended, Mo McGowan speaks [in the video above] matter-of-factly. His evident unconcern is not due to his being evil — banal or otherwise — but because he is used to it. The government has been able to override the Constitution at will for as long as he or any other living person can remember. Whenever the Constitution got in the way of doing his job, why, he just had to push it aside. It was no big deal — everybody did it.
In order for this situation to change, the American people will have to stage a really big ruction of some sort (WRSA - emphasis added). To get an idea of how big, consider this: there are about fifteen million federal employees in addition to our elected representatives and federal judges (WRSA note: this number is wrong, although the idea is spot-on). Every single one of them has a vested interest in the extra-constitutional status quo, and together they control the armed forces, federal law enforcement, the IRS, and the power of the purse. Virtually all high-level federal administrators will dig in their heels to resist any attempt by We the People to reclaim the Constitution...
And virtually every single one of those FedGov parasites scoffs at you and any idea of limiting their power.
If they think of you at all.
They do not respect you.
They certainly do not fear you.
They are winning.
And they plan to continue in the same Leviathan-growing manner as the past 75 years...
Remember this dialogue from The Untouchables?
Malone: You said you wanted to get Capone. Do you really wanna get him? You see what I'm saying is, what are you prepared to do?
Ness: Anything within the law.
Malone: And *then* what are you prepared to do? If you open the can on these worms you must be prepared to go all the way. Because they're not gonna give up the fight, until one of you is dead.
Ness: I want to get Capone! I don't know how to do it.
Malone: You wanna know how to get Capone? They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. *That's* the *Chicago* way! And that's how you get Capone. Now do you want to do that? Are you ready to do that? I'm offering you a deal. Do you want this deal?
Ness: I have sworn to capture this man with all legal powers at my disposal and I will do so.
Malone: Well, the Lord hates a coward.
[jabs Ness with his hand, and Ness shakes it]
Malone: Do you know what a blood oath is, Mr. Ness?
Malone: Good, 'cause you just took one.
What are you willing to do to live as a free American?
'Cuz you're gonna need to do that and a helluva lot more to even stand a chance against these filthy vermin.
Think on that a while.