The TSA is gathering personal information on millions of United States flyers
As if violating millions of Americans’ fourth amendment rights and being treated like a common criminal if you have the audacity to travel was not bad enough we are now learning in this story that the TSA is pre-screening millions of American flyers by accessing their private information:
The Transportation Security Administration is expanding its screening of passengers before they arrive at the airport by searching a wide array of government and private databases that can include records like car registrations and employment information.
It is unclear precisely what information the agency is relying upon to make these risk assessments, given the extensive range of records it can access, including tax identification number, past travel itineraries, property records, physical characteristics, and law enforcement or intelligence information.
The TSA is now gathering tax information, as well as property and car registration records, and your criminal background and naturally they are defending this policy by claiming they are trying to make it easier to fly for those who pose no threat to the United States. In other words, they are doing this for our own good. I seem to remember a famous Ben Franklin quote about giving up liberty for security.
Do you still feel as if you have any privacy rights left whatsoever under the rule of Barack Obama? If you are a woman and you are seeking an abortion you have the right to privacy, to everyone else I say; buyer beware. Big Brother is watching…..