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Submission + - Sen. Rand Paul Introduces TSA Reform Legislation (senate.gov) 1

OverTheGeicoE writes: Over a month after Sen. Rand Paul announced his intention to pull the plug on TSA, he has finally released his legislation that he tweets will 'abolish the #TSA & establish a passengers "Bill of Rights."' Although the tweet sounds radical, the press release describing his proposed legislation is much less so. 'Abolition' really means privatization; one of Paul's proposals would simply force all screenings to be conducted by private screeners. The proposed changes in the 'passenger Bill of Rights' appear to involve slight modifications to existing screening methods at best. Many of his 'rights' are already guaranteed under current law, like the right to opt-out of body scanning. Others can only vaguely be described as rights, like 'expansion of canine screening.' Here's to the new boss...
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Sen. Rand Paul Introduces TSA Reform Legislation

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  • Abolition means abolition. Large American airports have always had private security... or at least they did until TSA took over at so many of them.

    So if by "privatization" you mean putting things back the way they were, then fine. But if you mean "turning the TSA into a private agency", then hell no. Nobody wants the damned thing.

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