I just contacted my House representative with the following letter. It is a more properly measured correspondence, filled with less ragespeak and more call-to-action words. I wait patiently with baited breath for my form letter response thanking me for contacting him about gun control laws. Sigh.
Regarding TSA experience:
Mr. Joe Barton:
After refusing to be have my body irradiated and naked pictures shown to "highly trained security professionals", I was given an "enhanced pat down" which had no patting involved, only lots of unwanted rubbing and general molestation. This is not security. This is blatant violation of my person. Then when I voiced my dissent on this process using strong language (as any reasonable person would do under this circumstance), I was "invited" to have a conversation with a manager in a suit and a uniformed law enforcement officer. At this point, I asked if I was being detained or if I was free to go. My question was not answered until after the LEO and manager arrived where they attempted to intimidate me into surrendering my first amendment protected right to free speech. I was then accused of causing a "scene" and was given the threat of "not flying." I argued for my protected right to free speech, but then realized that this was not going to change anything. I reiterated my previous detainment questions and was told I was free to go so I left immediately.
After having such a terrible experience at the hands of these poorly trained "professionals," I urge you not to further support any bills that will increase funding to the TSA for any additional staff or equipment and to vote for any bills that limit the TSA's governance. Situations like mine are not increasing airport security, they are violating individuals rights and persons.
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