Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, today applauded the Obama administration's new airport screening procedures and suggested that critics don't understand what they're talking about.
During a hearing, Lieberman told John Pistole, head of the Transportation Security Administration that "you're doing the right thing" in implementing new security regulations that give air travelers a choice of invasive pat-downs or full-body scans that show what a person looks like naked. (See related CNET story.)
"I think perhaps the reaction to the pat-down procedures got ahead of TSA's or the department's description of what you were doing and why you were doing it," Lieberman said. He added that "it's necessary for the security -- homeland security of the American people." Lieberman is an independent senator from Connecticut who caucuses with Democrats.
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Comment: Make no mistake about it folks, Lieberman is one of the chief architects of the developing police state and has been at the helm of the creation of the Department of "Das" Homeland Security and the policy originating from the it.
We can ill-afford to allow this maddening march toward this draconian police state a few in Washington are creating. They are creating an environment to enslave us, the US citizenry. Where is the focus on the supposed terrorists who originated from the Arab culture? Nowhere folks; this is because the whole dehumanization of the Arab community was a ruse to emplace tighter controls over you and me. That's the most important point; these measures are for us, while a few defense contractor and Washington insiders make billions of dollars from the sale of equipment and expertise to tighten the rope around our collective necks.
Folks we really need to wake up. Read Lieberman's words; is this the kind of leadership we need in this country? Do we really think these 100 have our best interest or the states in their forethought or heart? Hell no! The founders all knew this day would come and all knew that power corrupts if it is consolidated as it has in Congress and especially in the Senate.
We need to repeal the 17th Amendment more than ever. We have to see the police state is closing in around us and only through the sovereignty of the states and the repeal of the 17th Amendment will we find the way to save this country from total ruin.
Folks, the dollar is dying, industry is gone, an endless series of war continues, and the rope of the police state is tightening. This isn't hyperbole, this is reality. We need to wake up, and we the people need to take back our country before it's too late. There is no compromise on this matter. We cannot be subjected to this police state tyranny any longer. Repeal the 17th today!