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TSA Directly Violated US Constitution By Detaining Senator Rand Paul

Posted By admin On January 23, 2012 @ 10:41 am In Featured Stories,Steve Watson Articles,Tile,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Steve Watson
Prisonplanet.com
January 23, 2012

In preventing Kentucky Senator Rand Paul from flying to Washington this morning, the TSA directly violated the law as written in the US Constitution.

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The Constitution [1] specifically protects federal lawmakers from being detained while en route to Washington DC.

Article I, Section 6 [1] states:

“The Senators and Representatives…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….”

Rand Paul was travelling from his home in Louisville to attend a session in the Senate today.

This is the reason that TSA officials have since put out the talking point in the media that Rand Paul was never officially detained, despite the fact that the Senator himself confirmed that he was told to sit in a cubicle and wait without any indication of when he would be allowed to leave.

The Senate is back in session at 2 p.m., and votes are scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Senator Paul was allowed to board a second flight after a separate screening by TSA agents, however, it remains to be seen whether he will make it to the capital in time.


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[1] Constitution: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/constitution-united-states-america/story?id=12510647#.Tx2MtIG8iDk

[2] What the Constitution Says – Were Senator Paul’s Rights Violated When He Was Detained by TSA?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/what-the-constitution-says-%e2%80%93-were-senator-paul%e2%80%99s-rights-violated-when-he-was-detained-by-tsa.html

[3] If The TSA Will Treat Senator Rand Paul Like A Scumbag, What Will They Do TO YOU?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/if-the-tsa-will-treat-senator-rand-paul-like-a-scumbag-what-will-they-do-to-you.html

[4] Senator Rand Paul Pushes Back on PATRIOT Act Extension: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senator-rand-paul-pushes-back-on-patriot-act-extension.html

[5] Rand Paul filibustering over drones: I will not let Obama ‘shred the Constitution’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rand-paul-filibustering-over-drones-i-will-not-let-obama-%e2%80%98shred-the-constitution%e2%80%99.html

[6] Rand Paul Detained By TSA Over Pat-Down Standoff: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rand-paul-detained-by-tsa-over-pat-down-standoff.html

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