From Karl Denninger; I especially like the “making a list” part:
From Pete Blome on The TSA
As this is not cited as an official Libertarian Party of Florida communication, I will take this as a personal transmission, albeit with a request for wide distribution.
Here’s the plan for ATL/Hartsfield from the Georgia Campaign For Liberty; see you there tomorrow:
November 23, 2010
Dear Georgia Campaign for Liberty Activist,
I’m writing to let you know about an important event on Wednesday, November 24: National Opt-Out Day.
No doubt you’ve heard about the Transportation Security Administration’s new enhanced security measures. You may be singled out for such treatment. (If not, count your blessings and keep on moving through the metal detectors.) If you decide to opt out of getting scanned by the new millimeter-wave scanners that take nude pictures of you, you may be patted down by a TSA agent in a manner that has been described by some as “embarrassing” or “assaultive.” The irony is, many travelers who opt for the scans get patted down anyway because the scanners are prone to error.
Granted, there is no winning in this situation. If one decides to decline both the scan and the pat-down, one is subject to arrest, detention, and hefty fines, not to mention missing one’s flight. Clearly, this is in violation of your rights that are recognized by the Fourth Amendment.
Many people are refusing to fly until the TSA backs down. But if you choose to fly or have to fly because of work or an emergency on November 24, many of your fellow travelers are choosing to opt out of the scan. It is called National Opt-Out Day, and I ask that you consider joining them in protest of these Draconian tactics.
TSA is promising delays on Wednesday. I expect they will try to show “us citizens” who’s boss by blaming the victims of their heavy-handed groping. This will cause delays, so show up well in advance of your flight.
If you feel that the pat-down was invasive, please fill out a TSA Complaint Form and mail it in. You may have a hard time finding one, so print this one off and have it ready. You might want to take several for your fellow travelers.
You also should insist that TSA screeners change their gloves before they put their hands on you. Click here for more information on the health hazards caused by poor hygiene at TSA.
If you are not flying that day, but you want to help spread the word about the National Opt-Out Day, Campaign for Liberty Local Coordinator Brett Bittner (firstname.lastname@example.org) is heading up an effort to hand out literature at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Please let him know you are interested in helping by joining the Facebook page for the event. This will take place outside entrance doors N1-N6 and S1-S6, so please dress accordingly for the weather. [WRSA NOTE: CURRENT RALLY POINT IS NORTH TERMINAL OUTSIDE DOOR N-1 AT 0930 LOCAL; PARTICIPANTS INTERESTED IN BEING “LEGAL” MUST HAVE A COPY OF THE RALLY PERMIT]
The plan is to pass out literature educating the flying public about “opting out” on Wednesday. Signs and apparel promoting this cause are acceptable and encouraged. Participants will merely be passing out literature and promoting that travelers “opt out” of the body scanners, so this is a NON-CONFRONTATIONAL activism effort.
Signs can be no wider than your body width or 2 feet tall, 2 feet wide, and 4 inches thick – whichever is smaller. They cannot be affixed to any wooden, metal, or plastic apparatus.
Thanks for all that you do to spread the word about freedom!
Yours in liberty,
Interim State Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty
We’ll do our best to get Alvie’s musical selection into the soundtrack.