[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s incredible how Americans are continually reassured by the federal government to trust their agencies. The NSA, the IRS, the VA, the TSA- time and time again, Americans are outraged to discover that our federal government are not be trusted and then, once the media flare-up dies down, many who were once outraged simply shrug and grant the government even more powers and even more agencies.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Perhaps no other federal agency, except for perhaps the IRS, is as loathed as the TSA. With an army of ill-trained security workers with a complex, the TSA wields authority as a cudgel and infringes upon countless Americans’ rights each and every day.
When Americans speak up, we are placated with assurances that we can trust the TSA. But still, suspicion lingers.
In a new outrage that is, sadly, all-too-predictable, a TSA manager is in hot water for photographing a passenger’s luggage full of cash and tweeting the photo.
“If you had $75,000, is this how you’d transport it? Just asking! TSA @ RIC spotted this traveler’s preferred method,” tweeted Lisa Farbstein, TSA spokeswoman at headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.
Of course, the money in the luggage violates no law and how a person transports money is nobody’s business.
So why would the TSA do this?
It’s simple: the federal government operates in an exactly opposite manner than our founders had intended. The federal government is supposed to serve as a servant of the people. Instead, the supreme federal government labors under the delusion that they are obliged to nobody and the conduct of those employed by the government continually shows as such.
Farbstein admitted to a Twitter user, “TSA didn’t seize/confiscate/take it. It alarmed the x-ray machine as an unknown and we spotted it. It’s just a curiosity.”
However, after news broke of the violation of privacy, Farbstein wrote in a letter to the Washington Free Beacon,
“TSA officers routinely come across evidence of criminal activity at airport checkpoints. Examples include evidence of illegal drug trafficking, money laundering, and violations of currency reporting requirements prior to international trips. TSA turned this bag over to law enforcement, which is investigating.”
So, which is it? Are we allowed to travel with cash? If so, what made Farbstein believe it was okay for her to share a photo of someone else’s luggage and its contents?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
— TSAmedia_LisaF (@TSAmedia_LisaF) June 30, 2015