Should We Abolish the Department of Homeland Security?

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Should we abolish the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)? I highlight [a few reasons why we should] in my letter to Congress: When the DHS was created the year after 9/11, it lumped in 22 agencies from other departments to improve efficiency and coordination. It has FAILED… The budget jumped from $19.5 billion in 2002…

TSA to Reward Frequent Fliers Who Give Up More of Their Privacy

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Stung by bad publicity, the TSA is making “reforms.” One of them is to give frequent fliers a “choice”: give up even MORE of your privacy for greater convenience! Isn’t this just more evidence that the TSA should be ABOLISHED, instead of reformed? I wrote a letter telling Congress to do just that, and I…

Banning the American Flag on U.S. soil?

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Dawn Kamin, who owns an optometry office in Germantown, Tennessee, received a notice that flying the American flag outside her office is a violation of the complex’s bylaws. “I was just appalled,” Dr. Kamin told Fox News Radio. “It’s the American flag. Really?” According to a letter sent to Dr. Kamin by the business condominium group that…

Who killed Texas' TSA Anti-Groping Bill?

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“Rarely in the history of this legislature has the State’s leadership so masterfully worked against the will of its members and the people they represent.” – State Rep. David Simpson The defeat of the TSA Anti-Groping Bill in Texas is heartbreaking. And the dirty tricks used by Texas’ Republican leadership can seem devastating… But this…

Abolish the TSA

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There’s been a backlash against airport screening procedures. Passengers object to scanners that reveal their naked bodies, and to enhanced pat-downs that would be considered sexual assault anywhere else. John Tyner summed it up perfectly: “Don’t touch my junk!” We object to the TSA’s new procedures. But they are just the latest in a long list…