NEW YORK - OCTOBER 22: A TSA officer stands next to the first Advanced Imaging Technology unit during a demonstration at John F. Kennedy International Airport's Terminal 8 passenger security checkpoint on October 22, 2010 in the Queens borough of New York City. The new backscatter X-ray full-body scanners, which are optional, can see through clothing and will screen passengers for metallic and non-metallic threats including explosives. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – More than a half-million individual letters of protest of the new system of institutionalized airport abuse and humiliation are on their way to members of Congress, Barack Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, thanks to WND’s C.E.A.S.E. program – Cease Enhanced Airport Security Excesses.

The program allows the public to send 537 protest letters to each member of the House and Senate, Obama and Napolitano, with guaranteed Fed Ex delivery, for only $29.95. It is modeled after the historic “pink slips” campaign of last year that sent 9 million letters that drained the nation’s supplies of pink paper and put members of Congress on notice of what to expect in the Nov. 2 election this year.
Do you want to put a stop to airport humiliation through invasive “pat-downs” and “virtual strip searches”?

Here’s how to participate in the program, devised by Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, who has set a goal of ending the abuse by Thanksgiving.

Because of the volume of these messages, WND is able to send them less expensively than American citizens could send them individually. Through this program, you can send the 537 messages for only $29.95. To replicate that feat individually, postage alone would cost more than $236. But the impact of participating in the “STOP AIRPORT HUMILIATION CAMPAIGN” makes your protest much more impressive – being a part of a mass movement, rather than an individual grievance, explained Farah.

WND simultaneously established a free on-line petition to these same officials. Similar petitions launched by WND have attracted nearly 600,000 virtual signatures.

“If $29.95 is not in your budget right now, at least sign the free petition,” urges Farah. “I understand what politicians in Washington have done to our economy. But don’t let them cow you into silence as they march us like sheep down the road to tyranny and degrading subjugation.”

As the letter being sent to officials in Washington states, under the new screening protocols, passengers are subjected to a virtual “strip search” by being required to undergo a humiliating full-body scan, resulting in the display of a graphic image of their naked body to be scrutinized by a TSA agent.

If they choose to “opt out” of the full-body scan, they are forced instead to undergo the same kind of aggressive pat-down that criminals and drug-dealers get, including direct manual contact with their breasts and genitalia. Children are not exempt.

While such degrading and invasive searches certainly violate passengers’ Fourth Amendment guarantee to be “secure in their persons … against unreasonable searches and seizures,” the generation of naked images of minor passengers arguably amounts to the creation of illegal child pornography.

Moreover, backscatter X-ray technology is known to produce radiation that is potentially harmful to frequent fliers and airline crew members, which is why the American Pilots Association, representing about 12,000 pilots (including almost all of American Airlines’ pilots) has strongly warned its members to refuse the full-body scanning.

This humiliating and degrading new program is already massively unpopular, and obviously subject to horrific abuse. As such, it is certain to result in a significant decline in air travel by Americans at a time when neither the airline industry nor the country can afford another economic crisis.

“Don’t wait on taking action,” urges Farah. “I am participating in this bargain program – and I urge every single American to do the same. Let’s recreate the success of the ‘Pink Slip’ program and other similar efforts and return sanity and decency to our airports.”

Participate in the “STOP AIRPORT HUMILIATION” program now.

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