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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.

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