The Constitution and the TSA

Michael Roberts: Heroic Pilot Stands Up for His Constitutional Rights | The Beacon

Mr. Roberts said he had gone through the TSA metal detector countless times, had never been suspected of carrying dangerous materials on a flight, and had even taught the security portion of a TSA-mandated course for his airline. But they wouldn’t let him through the checkpoint unless he consented to either the virtual strip search of the AIT machine, or a physical frisking. He refused, and after some further questioning, was eventually allowed to leave the airport.

He was willing to go through a metal detector as he had done in the past, but that was no longer an option. TSA policies have become increasingly intrusive, as anyone who flies regularly knows.

The Fouth Amendment to the Constitution reads, “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.”

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Henry C Alphin Jr
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