Liberty Movement activists and the Florida Sheriff’s ended the Sunday afternoon of July 31,2011 with at best an agree to disagree opinion of taking action to end TSA groping of law abiding airline passengers. We suggest that since the Sheriffs will be standing for re-election in 2012, this issue be kept alive and in the forefront of Liberty Movement issues regarding civil liberties.
For now, calls and letters to your county sheriff taking exception to their Association’s statement should go out immediately. Make this an election issue. Let’s get Florida’s Sheriff’s on the record that they believe in the unquestioned authority of the general government and will not protect their constituents from that government. Let’s not compound this poor attitude by awarding them their star for another four years, or worse yet, sending them to state or federal congressional seats.
It might help too to determine how much your county Sheriff’s department received in general government grants towards their federalization and militarization. The money trail is always a dependable traceline for determining loyalties.
“About 50 activists gathered Sunday outside the Ocean Center and Daytona Hilton Oceanfront Resort, where the Florida Sheriffs Association Convention was getting under way. The protesters want the sheriffs to enforce state laws against sexual molestation when TSA agents perform patdowns that are too intrusive……
“… Adrian Wyllie, the Libertarian Party chairman, said the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment guarantees all Americans the right to be secure against unreasonable government searches…”It’s unacceptable the federal government is violating the Bill of Rights,” he said.
Andrew Nappi, coordinator of the Florida Tenth Amendment Center, said the intrusions on flight travelers are akin to some of the most reviled criminal acts in American society.”
“By MARK HARPER, Staff Writer, Daytona News Journal
Official Response From the Florida Sheriff’s Association:Details