Thursday, March 18, 2010

your govt in action: an anecdote on the TSA vs. your Constitutional rights

Date: March 29, 2009

Who: Steven Bierfeldt, treasurer for Ron Paul’s "Campaign for Liberty"

Subject: Detained/questioned by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents at the St. Louis airport for a half-hour

Why: He put a box with $4,700 through a security checkpoint’s X-ray machine

How recorded: on his iPhone

The TSA's problem: Traveling with large amounts of cash is not illegal.

Excerpts from the full transcript are available from Harpers...

Here's the CNN coverage of the episode.

Here is part 1 (of 3) of the audio on YouTube.

In how many ways is this sad/funny?


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