Thursday, November 18, 2010
Yesterday, Congressman Ron Paul introduced the Air Traveler Dignity Act, H.R. 6416, 111th Cong. (2010), the full text of which reads:
No law of the United States shall be construed to confer any immunity for a federal employee or agency or any individual or entity that receives federal funds, who subjects an individual to any physical contact (including contact with any clothing the individual is wearing), X-rays, or millimeter waves, or aids in the creation of or views a representation of any part of a individual's body covered by clothing as a condition for such individual to be in an airport or to fly in an aircraft. The preceding sentence shall apply even if the individual or the individual's parent, guardian, or any other individual gives consent.
The legislative proposal comes in response to growing public resentment of the Transportation Security Administration's heightened screening measures. Video of Rep. Paul explaining the proposal and lambasting the TSA for its "Soviet-style" searches is available below.