Well the TSA continues it’s assault and insults toward the American traveler in airports assuming they are all criminals or terrorists. But now Government leaders will be exempt from all the hassle. So I guess we can add to the violation of the 4th amendment when searching travelers at airports, now by exempting Pilots and Government leaders they are violating the 14th amendment of ‘equal protection’.

Government Leaders Can Skip Security, TSA Says

(CBS/AP) While the rest of the country enters a “Constitutional Twilight Zone” every time they step into an airport, many top politicians and government officials have their rights to privacy fully protected when they fly, reports the Associated Press.

Cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders and an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials are exempt from toughened new airport screening procedures when they fly commercially with government-approved federal security details.

Aviation security officials would not name those who can skip the controversial screening, but other officials said those VIPs range from top officials like Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and FBI Director Robert Mueller to congressional leaders like incoming House Speaker John Boehner, who avoided security before a recent flight from Washington’s Reagan National Airport.

In a way, by exempting government officials and politicians, it is a kind of reverse of the profiling some politicians have begun to promote.

The new, tough security procedures, which involve either an invasive body scan or an enhanced pat-down, have caused some uproar in the American public and the media. While a majority of Americans support them, the support for the procedures may be slipping.

CBS News

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