Americans must decide if, in the name of homeland security, they are willing to allow TSA operatives to storm public places in their communities with no warning, pat them down, and search their bags. And they better decide quickly.
Bus travelers were shocked when jackbooted TSA officers in black SWAT-style uniforms descended unannounced upon the Tampa Greyhound bus station in April with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and federal bureaucrats in tow.
A news report by ABC Action News in Tampa showed passengers being given the signature pat downs Americans are used to watching the Transportation Security Administration screeners perform at our airports. Canine teams sniffed their bags and the buses they rode. Immigration officials hunted for large sums of cash as part of an anti-smuggling initiative.
The TSA clearly intends for these out-of-nowhere swarms by its officers at community transit centers, bus stops and public events to become a routine and accepted part of American life.
The TSA has conducted 8,000 of these security sweeps across the country in the past year alone, TSA chief John Pistole told a Senate committee June 14. They are part of its VIPR (Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response) program, which targets public transit related places.
Comment from another person in another forum:
I recall reading how the left-leaning Nazi Brown Shirts (under Rohm), Gestapo (originally under Goering) and Shutzstaffel (under Himmler) got started. The Brown Shirts were eliminated out of political convenience once they were no longer useful and Rohm executed. Goering and Himmler continued to fight over power with Himmler winning out and taking the Gestapo. It appears that today we have the TSA and they are following the same path to becoming the new Shutzstaffel or SS in America. At least they seem to be following the same evolutionary process. It appears that the ruling class in Washington DC is expanding its grip over the lives of Americans in it unquenchable thirst for absolute power. Today the TSA is acting like the Brown Shirts and are morphing into the Shutzstaffel (SS). Looks like the America we grew up in has finally fallen.