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Ron Paul & Wife Are Harassed by 8 TSA Anti-Terrorist Experts

Written by Gary North on August 30, 2012

When you work for the TSA (Transportation Safety Agency), you worry about terrorists. Day and night, you worry about terrorists.

There is no terrorist as dangerous as a Congressmen who wants to eliminate the TSA. Cut its budget. Replace it with airline security funded by . . . airlines.

Then what happens to the TSA’s $8 billion a year budget?

This man must be stopped!

And he was. On Tuesday, he, his wife, and his granddaughter were flying to Texas after his floor appearance at the Republican National Convention.

At the little airport in Clearwater, 8 TSA agents descended on them and ordered them not to board their private plane. First, the pilots, the airplane, and the passengers would have to be screened in great detail, because Romney might be nearby. After a long examination of the pilots and their credentials, the agents said they had to check the plane for explosives. One of the pilots noted that the plane, full of aviation fuel, was already a bomb. Then Carol Paul, who has a pacemaker, refused to be screened, and an aide started taking video of the whole rotten process. At that point, the TSA backed down and let them through, to Texas and freedom.

My guess is that somewhere in the TSA’s files is this eyes-only memorandum from Janet Napolitano, who runs the Department of Homeland Security. “Terrorists are now armed with smartphones. They post videos on YouTube. Extreme caution is advised.”

When you read about this incident, you need not wonder why Americans’ faith in the federal government is draining away.

Could it be true that some supervisor in a local TSA unit really did order 8 TSA goons to make sure Ron Paul is not a terrorist? Is this the intellectual capability of supervisors in the TSA?

If it is, how safe are we? I don’t mean from “safe from terrorists.” I mean “safe from government goons.”

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74 thoughts on “Ron Paul & Wife Are Harassed by 8 TSA Anti-Terrorist Experts

  1. c. law p a g Chris says:

    We Have Found the TERORISTS and IT IS THE U.S. Gov. Terrorist Revolutionary S.S. Stazi Talmudic Storm Troopers?

  2. The airlines can opt out of TSA. A couple of them have but they all need to and dump the agency. Just another form of union govt workers in which the union dues are laundered back to the dems to run their campaigns on.

  3. Sgt. York says:

    Good ol Nappy Napolitano is a control freek for O'Vomit. He has his hole staff as rah rah for me as Pres.as im Great and 1/2 black so I do no wrong, I'm King. This is the poorest excuse of a American President ln our history. Why would any Freedom Loving American trade this Freedom for any years under this pro Commie Muslim? Its not SOP to give your country away just to be a smug A$$ for race. WAKE UP AMERICA or it will be to late.boys count your guns,keep your powder dry,lock and load sight em in.

  4. Even though their Talmudic blueprint for society drafted by Marx and Engels has proven to be a complete failure, they just redoubled their efforts to impose it on the next specimen, the United States. When it fails here — as it is already in the process of doing — they will leapfrog to the next host, which will be Canada. This is the nature of human parasites.

  5. the TSA are the terrorist….. I would never fly anywhere anymore because of them… I used to fly quite a bit in the 70’s for business reasons.. but no more…. that is a government agency that obuma is having work for him like the brown shirts worked for hitler…. so be ready…. obuma will do just like hitler did when he took over germany….. hitler said in 1933 ” to conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens” so watch out americans obuma is trying to do that now……. buy more ammo

  6. As Pogo said,”We have met the enemy and it is us”.

  7. Diver Down says:

    I pray to God we can start getting back to America in Nov. then push Romney to start closing down these gov. boondoggles.

  8. frustrated says:

    The terrorists presently reside in the White House and some are members of Congress (pelosi, reid, etc.) They are tearing up our Constitution and taking our rights and freedoms away everyday.

  9. LiveFreeOrDie says:

    Seems like everyone is after poor Ron Paul. Well, he is a Congressman. He needs to introduce a bill ELIMINATING the TSA. He needs to call Napolitano in front of a Congressional Committee and grill her on her DHS for HOURS. Ron Paul has nothing to lose- he should take this on ASAP

  10. Kbreedlove50 says:

    Wow, Congressman Paul and his family are really lucky. If he had pushed them any farther, those TSA guys might have unloaded some of those BILLION rounds of ammo that DHS just bought.

  11. Oh Yeah, Romney's our man; he will end all of the boondoggles…You are joking right?

  12. Monica Goldstein says:

    Hey Ron Paul,

    What are you going to do about the gov't goons frisking you and harassing your family? It is time to get courageous and bold and put a stop to this lunacy! You have some power, you can do something about it! It is time!!!!!

  13. Romney is just a means to an end. Romney is needed to defeat Obama first. Then we can concentrate on electing a more conservative person in future elections. One step at a time.

  14. That is exactly why the second amendment was included in the bill of rights. To protect us from this kind of government abuse.

  15. JohnWayne says:

    Enjoy yourselves TSA. Your days as Gestapo for the Left are about to come to an end! November will tell the tale!

  16. I keep including the following message in the hope you all get a chance to read and ponder the obvious truth
    The following quote, only an opinion, came from the Czech Republic . It was translated into English from an article in the Prague newspaper, Prager Zeitungon.

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their President.”

  17. wow, that was great. it hit the nail on the head!

  18. We have found the terrorists and they are the TSA and n their leaders . Janet Neopolitano and he bosses , one Eric Holder and Barry (I'm the Great) Obama are the true terrorist in America . They know full well that Mr Paul and his family will be traveling and on what day . I am 100% certain advanced notice was given and in plenty of time for them to have checked piolt and crew credentials . As for Mr and Mrs Paul and their Grand Daughter , the whole affair was to show their authority to an individual who opposes them and their very existance . Had it not been for Mrs Pauls pacemaker and the TSA's fear of some real bad publicity I am quite certain even greater indignities would have occurred .
    At the same time I am quite certain that the eight goons conducting the search and their supervisors were acting on orders from higher up and located in offices in Washington DC .

  19. Napolitano is being sued by her own flunkies, IIRC.

  20. Between today and September 7th, there's a plan to kill the 2nd Amendment in the works called "UN Small Arms Treaty."

  21. FINALLY! Somebody pointed out the obvious…

    "One of the pilots noted that the plane, full of aviation fuel, was already a bomb."

    The Post Office used to ask if the packages were "combustible". I pointed out one day that the package that I was mailing (Textbooks) would burn as would the cardboard box they were being shipped in. The guy behind me in line cracked up laughing and then informed the clerk that the Overnight letter he was mailing would burn because it was in a cardboard envelope and the documents were paper. I guess we weren't the only ones because shortly after that, they stopped asking the question. Now, they say "flammable".

  22. jmsmaxwell says:

    Ron Paul has many good ideas and makes a lot of sense except in one key area. His foreign police is not realistic
    and not feasiable for our nation. He has presented many good bills to the Congress but unfortunatley with the
    Marxist in the White House and the Senate both refuset to acknowledge or let his bill go forward. I, like many others,
    in the GOP and TEA party support much of what he says. The problem is he scares the hell out of many entrenched
    politicans and they are afraid he will force them to actually uphold thier oath of office. Can you just see the horror and
    devistation if a poltican was held accountable for their vote and actions by the Voters. Heaven forbid such horror.

  23. A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Romney is the first step back to the US being governed by the constitution.
    It took a hundred years to get where we are today. It will take a couple of decades to reverse directions and educate the people along the way.

  24. joe no work says:

    What airlines have opt out of TSA ? I will use them !

  25. frustrated, also some of them are in the Supreme Court and the courts across the nation.

  26. Didn't they go after Rand Paul, too, not to long ago and he missed or almost missed his flight?

  27. Sam Parks says:

    Since when are "PRIVATE" aircraft subject to TSA screening? As a former pilot for 30 years the whole concept of "PRIVATE" aircraft is to bypass lines, waiting, TSA harrassment and FAA restrictions.

  28. Willaim 1 says:

    How laughingly stupid-Let's go harass the man who wants to —cut —our–budget? These people are so dumb that they can't even spell the word!
    Oh and also let's go piss off seal teams-the most dangerously, trained by our own hands,–people-really funnily stupid!

  29. TSA agents are not immune from like treatment.
    It'd be a no brainer to find out where they live, and camp out en masse ala 'occupiers'.
    Once they start to feel the wrath of the public they'll likely stand down.
    Bring you cameras.

  30. Seminole Katz says:

    @ Sam Parks: If private plane crews and passengers are able to "bypass lines" and just board and go, then ANYONE, friend or enemy, could use a private aircraft for a " terror tool ". Looks like the F.A.A. has a huge hole in the post 9-11 security plan. Duh, Huh !

  31. jheasler12175 says:

    The TSA screenings at the airports have turned up no terrorists to date, but they have liberated millions of Americans from articles of toiletry, small scissors, and other miniature pointed objects that TSA claims could be used as a "weapon". Now that I have a titanium hip, I get the full monte every time I have to fly, which is as seldom as possible just because of the aggravation of dealing with the TSA screeners. Some are very professional while others are rude, curt, and obviously are over-employed. As far as I'm concerned, TSA is primarily a huge Job Corps and taken in the context of obam's stated intentions of having a government security force equal in size and scope to the military it makes sense. Add to that the huge ammounts of hollow point ammunition being purchased by NOAA, the IRS, TSA and branches of the government that have no business having weapons and you have the makings of obam's version of Hitler's Brownshirts. We should be scared of a government that is making vast purchases of weapons and ammunition designed to mushroom on impact, and that are not for military but for use against private citizens.

  32. I've been saying this since the Muslim-Marxist implant was installed just for this purpose! We, the average American, especially the white male patriot have become the enemy of the State! We have the new Hitler emerging with his "dyke squad" and the DHS, TSA, HSA, EPA, IRS, and fda as his "CIVILIAN ARMY" that he had forewarned as he campaigned as "Fuhrer-In-Chief." People, I have absolutely not an iota of doubt that if we are to remain free, then you will have to fight for it as our forefathers had to! Freedom doesn't come free and we are about to find out that this couldn't be truer! Oh, I almost forgot, that incidence with the gun left on Romney plane was another intimidation tactic as was the Ron Paul Gestappo tactics used against him and his family! WAKE UP, WISE UP, RISE UP!

  33. TSA, are the high school bullies gone a muck. A complete abuse of power and authority a disgrace that needs to be dealt with.

  34. Texas Chris says:

    You don't like his foreign policy?

    Tell me, what part of his constitutional foreign policy do you disagree with?

  35. adamenochnoah says:

    Why is Ron Paul's foreign policy of closing all the foreign aid bases, creating a strong national defense, & letting Americans spend the money in America for Americans not feasible? It sounds like a damn good idea to me.

  36. Texas Chris says:

    Yes. Yes they did.

    Welcome to Chicago-style politics.

  37. Texas Chris says:

    By that logic we need to screen all rental moving vans, because that's what McVeigh used to bomb OKC.

    You can't give up freedom for security. Eventually you'll have no fredoms, and no security.

  38. Texas Chris says:

    What's really funny is that the vast majority of active duty and veteran military already HATE Washington, DC. Napolitano is right on one count; Veterans are dangerous to her and all like her. They take their oaths seriously, unlike her and her goons.

  39. John Black says:

    You must be kidding. When Obama looks in the mirror he sees Romney. Romneycare was enacted 5 years before Obamacare.

  40. 2WarAbnVet says:

    Recall the history behind the creation of this bloated useless bureaucracy. In the wake of 9/11 when the concept of the TSA was born, Sen. John D. Rockefeller, (D-W.VA.) said, "If you don't have federalism, it doesn't work”? Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, (D-S.D.) chimed in, "You can't professionalize unless you federalize". The result, another Dem dream to control the populace not terrorism..

  41. Child minded "men" playing powerful just because they can. The TSA needs to teach their employees respect to all people. They are not trusted or liked by most travelers.

  42. PatriotDiva says:

    Sadly, I would be very surprised if Romney got rid of even one thing Obama has done. Remember Bush? He signed many freedom killing laws and the citizens who voted for him were asleep because "our guy" was in the White House. This time, we MUST hold their feet to the fire! I'd rather have Romney than Obama, but he is RINO and they can't be trusted.

  43. And our present Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, is the major American drum beater for this UN treaty proposition. Protect your Second Amendment rights by voting Obama and the Clintons permanently out of office in November!


  45. Romneycare didn't contain 2700 pages, nor did it regulate EVERY ASPECT of everyone's entire existence. Obamacare does.

  46. These rouge TSA agents need to be fired and the department abolished. We never needed homeland security before and we do not need it now.

  47. Although it's extremely unlikely, based upon his past, that Paul is a terrorist, his stated "Blame America First" position on 9-11 conclusively proves that he has become, at the very least, a terrorist sympathizer. Those poor misunderstood terrorists just had to fly planes into the WTC and kill thousands of innocent people. At least that's what Ron "Blame America First" Paul believes.

    Sure, the TSA went overboard. But you can't fault them entirely. They must surely have been considering these facts. Paul is a known terrorist sympathizer. He has been completely ineffectual in Congress, in that he has managed to get only ONE bill passed in two decades in Congress. Anyone who is so passionate about his agenda and retires after having achieved nothing of substance over such a long period must be at least a little depressed. Depressed people do stupid things. Depressed terrorist sympathizers may do stupid things that would harm America. Do I think that Paul would be one of those people? Certainly NOT. Do I think that the TSA went overboard? Absolutely.

    My point is that the TSA screeners are government workers, so they aren't the brightest bulbs on the tree and they did have "some" reason for doing what they did. It wasn't a good reason. But they're government workers and reasoning is not something that they're good at. That's a sad state of affairs. But it's true, nonetheless.

    Sure, we need to put airport screening back in the hands of the airlines. Sure, the TSA went overboard in this case. But you can't blame them entirely. Paul helped create the basis for their reasoning, however warped it was, so we must not give him a pass, just because a bunch of robotic government workers interpreted their instructions in a way that was not entirely reasonable. His unstable background, that they certainly considered, is at least partly to blame.

  48. This is so typical. Typical of union workers, government workers, and the liberal left. But it is also an indicator, that the American right has sat silently on it's arses for far too long. We are responsible for letting things get here.

    It started with Lincoln and it culminated under Bush with the patriot act. It will be our end under obama.

    "In Saving the Union, I have destroyed the Republic, before me have I the Confederacy wich I loathe, but behind me have I the bankers wich I fear” ~ A. Lincoln

  49. "push Romney to start closing down these gov. boondoggles"

    You better push Romney now, he'll make specific commitments to garner votes.
    He's on video supporting the 2012 NDAA -Section-1021 illegal indefinite detention of citizens based solely on suspicions.
    Nothing will destroy the "Bill of Rights" faster than a Commander-n-Chief and high ranking military personnel who abandons their pledge to protect & defend the Constitution of the United States & start rounding-up "terrorists" (dissenters) at will.

    Be aware of the UN Small Arms Treaty and its effects on the 2nd Amendment.

    Also, watch out for "UN Agenda 21" in you local government, it's all about eliminating private property rights.
    ICLEI Agenda 21 – YouTube or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjqgdWcKLlk

  50. mathis1689 says:

    We haven't been safe from government goons ever since 1865!

  51. patriot1776 says:

    Excuse me, I may not be a fan of Ron Paul, but wasn't this HIS PRIVATE PLANE? What in blazes does the TSA have to do with questioning Paul. his wife and family when they want to board THEIR OWN PLANE?

  52. Public_Citizen says:

    While these 8 examples of government efficiency by those on the left hand side of the intelligence bell curve were giving the Ron Paul party "special attention" [government speak for harassment] what was going on at the rest of the airport?
    How many potential terrorists boarded commercial flights during this time period? What was smuggled on board in checked luggage that wasn't inspected for lack of manpower? Who gained access to secure areas without proper authorization or credentials?

  53. out law gasoline!..it's a "terror tool" no planes, no cars, get a horse!

  54. One thing I definitely agree with Ron Paul on…..get rid of the TSA……they are the worst, and we will see another tragedy before long which will be attributed directly to them….we pray they are disbanded before something happens!!!

  55. I cannot speak for the above commenter, but Paul's stance on nuclear proliferation frightens me and many others.
    He's basically said Iran getting the bomb and vaporizing Israel isn't something that would bother him. It should bother everyone, as that outcome would remove all M.E. oil from our economy, which means it would remove our economy, and basically start ww3.
    i agree that the stances he has put forth ARE Constitutional…it's just that they're not realistic. We can back away from our established 'World Police" role, but that's a process that needs to take decades to complete without setting the world on fire (any more than it already is).
    We are all connected now. Isolationism is impossible in this world unless you live under a fascist dictatorship. North Korea is a great example.

  56. after reading the headline, repeat this to everyone,-my God, that is a crime.

  57. WTF????????????????????

  58. I don't fly anymore, either.

  59. Wow. "[Ron Paul's foreign policy views] ARE Constitutional. . .[but] they're not realistic." By that, you've just said you understand some of what the Constitution says but that you are not a friend of our Constitutional Republic. . . .that you advocate the United States' violation of its own legal contract, the Constitution. That's radical, don't you think?

    Following the Constitution is possible, realistic, and absolutely necessary for our protection and prosperity. Our current behavior with regard to other nations causes illegitimate loss of life and wealth , and damages, not improves, our relationships with foreign nations.

  60. Dear axmickl,
    Thanks for helping to spread those words which are so embarrassingly true. One may wonder, though, if those
    who gave us Obama can understand them. I fear not. Many have not mentally survived government "education".

  61. Dear Mr. Garver,
    There is a long way between being 'a terrorist sympathizer" and explaining blowback. Actions have consequences
    whether we like it or not. Also, how 'unstable" can a physician be when he has delivered over 4000 new babies to this
    world. I am grateful to Dr. Paul for being the only political candidate who has said: "I do not want to rule you."
    Anyone else….?

  62. This F-King government has gone to hell.

  63. Jerri Lynn Ward says:

    Only a collectivist would considering passing a bunch of laws regulating our lives as evidence of being "effective" in Congress. Only a Trotskyite would consider endless war as a legitimate endeavor for our country. Only a pagan empire-builder would say that other countries are not entitled to justice and can be invaded at will and are terrorists if they respond in kind.

    You sir, belong in the Democratic party as tit has fit the above description to a T ever since the unfortunate presidency of Woodrow Wilson.

  64. TSA are the problem, and with the badges that they have been given, they wrongfully think that they are law enforcement. NOT!!! TSA should be arrested for impersonating law enforcement, TSA should be done away with, and state and local law enforcement put in their place!

  65. The TSA (Totally Stupid A–holes). You have to have the cognitive ability of a piece of wood to be hired on12 y with that bunch of anti-american riff-raff. If TRUE Americans ever get back in government, the TSA can bend over in one of their scanning machines and photo each other kissing their own butts just before they’re drummed out of Public Service with loss of ALL BENEFITS and being on 12 year house arrest for unreasonable search and siezing of private property, which is an act of TREASON against the 4th Amendment to the Constitution, which is a LIMITATION on government, NOT the Citizens. Communist Ba–tards.

  66. Ron Paul has accompliched NOTHING? What den have you been occupying these past two decades? It not HIS fault his bills don't get passed into law…. but he DOES see what is constitutional, right, etc. and promotes that. He has had a LOT of solid influence in our government. He had to push auditing the Fed for more than a decade.. now it s finally law. NOTHING?

    and your premise he is a "terrorist sympathiser" is so far off its ludicrous. He has merely had the guts to stand and declare the part WE have had in scontinually poking sticks at the hornts' nest that IS the terrorist camp. He strongly favours cutting off the ROOT of their animus against us…. how would WE react if, over decades, we had a strong occupying force running things in our nation?If we'd get ourselves OUT of most of the 150 or so places we've invaded, maybe we'd not have them so stirred up against us. Openly and freely trade with them… they won't attack a trading partner……. because THEY would lose out their end of the business.

  67. ten bucks sez ol Nappie and/or some of her underlings had a hand in "assessing' the higher "threat level" and jumping at the chance to swing into action and give some payback to one of their arch-enemies. I do rather suspect they pushed it pretty hard but cautiously, knowing full well that to detain a sitting congressman when in transit on official business can land them in plenty of hot water.. as they learned the hard way when they played heavy handed with Ron Paul's son Rand…… now those eight out of ocntrol goons have bragging rights.. "hey, guys I was one of the team that put the crusty old guy in his place…….

    TSA do have authority to check on general aviationi, but not to the same level as commercial. They ahve to have significant grounds to be getting huffy, and they knew they didn't really have anything on these folks. Insisitng that Carol Paul go through the scanner? No way.. they were WAY out of line on that one. I loved the pilot's crack "this whole airplane is a bomb"…….. stupid goons from TSA

  68. Gary North, the one word for you begins with a p. The Pauls are also P's. You wimps. Boo-Hoo the TSA is picking on me.

  69. Must be Obama's homosexual friends.

  70. One more reason they gotta go…

    The park rangers want to get rid of the "stinkin" crosses in their parks… we should staff these with volunteers. There is no need to have over-paid union government employees… these guyss should go too.
    Put on your thinking caps because we can come up with good ideas for the PUBLIC good and get rid of this anti-American element in our society. The taks is to get rid of a third.
    You will work until 70 for your funded Social Security benefits; while they want their unfunded pensions at age 55…. all under the mantra of "fairness." They do not want to fund their own pensions… well, we don't either!!!

  71. Robert,you are putting words into his mouth,and twisting them to sound bad.That is not what he said.He actually said that Iran is years away from having a nuclear weapon,and that they have no way to launch it.He also said that we should stop holding Israel back because they have at least 200 nuclear weapons,and are perfectly capable of taking care of them selves if we would quit making them hold back. Netanyahoo said on the floor of congress that Israel could take care of themselves,and didn't need the U.S. to prevent them from doing that. Why should needed policies take decades to do?We should have already done it years ago.That is not isolationism,that is taking care of our country first. Romney will be more of the same,and Paul Ryan's plan only slows down projected spending,and doesn't address the real debt.Ron Paul's plan would have cut one trillion dollars the first year,cut out five wasteful useless departments,and balanced the budget his first term.The RNC didn't want him because they can not control him,the NWO doesn't want him because he didn't sell them his soul,and the news media blacked out as much of his campaign as they could,because the news media is owned by the NWO.Think about that when you vote your party line vote.

  72. I find it interesting that those angry about the TSA label it a “product of the left” when it came about under GW. Do we really have such short memories? Are we really going to let them divide us over non-existent differences? I hope not. The problem is not who is in power. The problem is an electorate that doesn’t realize that they’re all the same person, no matter how they try and play on our emotions to make us believe they’re different. It is the biggest farce and deception in American history, that the two parties are anything but exactly the same.

  73. Slight correction – -nockwurst nappy is just a "plain freak" – -period, end of sentence!

  74. CaptainDLW says:

    This sounds more like political harassment. You KNOW they knew who this group was. I'd bet higher ups asked that this type of harassment be implimented. The statement that Romney might be nearby????????????????????????? They were running against each other not fighting w war against each other.