There was a mini-showdown in Tampa this week. A group called Free Thinkers sent a camera crew to film the sights. (Note: we have no verb to replace the verb “film.” It’s a real challenge. “Shoot” doesn’t do it. We don’t try to shoot the Department of Homeland Security.)
Here is a report from the Free Thinkers.
While doing a walk through the downtown Tampa area we noticed something interesting. The TSA was searching citizens who chose to travel by way of Greyhound bus. We stopped to film this violation of free citizens rights and while doing so noticed we were being filmed by the Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Services. So we began filming in return and decided to cross the street to get a closer look.
It was a shootout!
The DHS officers demanded “papers, please!” and under the threat of detainment for 72 hours we relented. Make no mistake the officers were violating the rights of free sovereign people. Also take notice of the fact that the officers declared the entire street and essentially the entire state of Florida federal property. As our livestream died, Micah Jackson continued filming.
The Free Thinkers have posted videos of all this.
I have reported on the TSA’s harassing of Ron Paul as he tried to board a private jet after he left the Republican National Convention.
When a bureaucracy gets badges and guns, it starts acting in ways that reveal its authority over people without badges and guns. TSA members mostly just collect their paychecks for running people through lines at airports. They serve time. But occasionally badges and guns go to the heads of members of a bureaucracy’s “special forces.”
“Your papers, please.” But there are no papers. There are only plastic cards. Some day, there will be RFID chips in official plastic cards. “Your ID card, please” will be the demand of the future.
To view the videos, click the link.