Our goals are to restore legal airline passenger security, reinforce our constitutional rights against warrantless, unreasonable searches, and promote dignified procedures for those with medical issues.
The elected officials sworn to uphold the United States Constitution should be strongly supportive of the freedoms that make America a great country, and should not be afraid to preserve these constitutional rights as well as common decency for citizens. The specific legislative goals for airport security that we support and are asking you to support are:
- Provide for airline passenger screenings using long-standing and effective legal means which existed prior to strip search scanners and sexual assault pat downs, specifically magnetometer (metal detector) screening. We also support effective explosive detection technology, “bomb sniffing” dogs, and cargo screening for passenger flights.
- Forbid strip searches (including searches using body scanners) of U.S. citizens, including children, except that law enforcement officers may perform strip searches under current legal authority and circumstances.
- Forbid physical searches of U.S. citizens, including children, except that law enforcement officers may perform physical searches under current legal authority and circumstances.
- We are especially concerned that U.S. citizens with ‘medical metal’ – think of metal joint replacements (knee, hip, and surgery metal), artificial limbs, and similar medical issues - are currently profiled 100% of the time by strip search scanners and sexual assault pat downs. We propose a pre-flight clearance procedure be developed that will protect those with medical assistive devices from needing to violate their privacy rights in order to exercise their right to travel.