ADVERTISEMENT

Details are still unfolding, but according to both social media accounts of Senator Rand Paul and his father, presidential candidate Ron Paul indicate that the Senator was detained this morning by the TSA at a Nashville airport.

The first tweet and facebook post apparently came from Rand Paul’s press secretary.

Ron Paul also posted about the incident.

Rand told the AP:

He said he was “detained” at a small cubicle.  He was later escorted out of the airport by local authorities and missed his flight to Washington for a Senate session.

This also brings into question whether or not this brief detention violated the US Constitution:

Article 1 Section 6:

They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.

Senator Rand Paul has long been a critic of TSA invasive pat downs.

His Father Ron Paul has also been critical of the TSA and authored a bill called the American Traveler Dignity Act that would have reigned in the invasive pat down procedures.

Over this last week we saw how powerful public opinion can be, as the SOPA and PIPA bills were stalled as the public took a stand against the bills that would have stifled some free speech on the internet.  When will the people stand up for their other rights?

Take a stand, Rand Paul did.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Subscribe For Latest Updates

Sign up to receive stimulating conservative Christian commentary in your inbox.

Invalid email address
We promise not to spam you. You can unsubscribe at any time.
4 comments

Comments are closed.

You May Also Like

Ernst, Grassley Join Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter on Chinese Government Atrocities in Xinjiang

The letter urges the Trump Administration to issue a formal determination of the atrocity crimes, and presses them to impose sanctions against Chinese officials who are responsible.

To Defund or Not to Defund Obamacare?

That is the question.  Charles Krauthammer on Fox News said that he…

When “Washington” Solutions Create Bigger Problems

David Young: Yes, we need to strengthen health care. But we do not need another big federal government-run program with a one-size-fits-all mentality.

The Romney & Priebus Failed Attempt at Political, Vehicular Candidaticide

Missouri Senatorial candidate Todd Akin has been thrown under the bus by…