LP Monday Message: It’s time to “YouCut” body scanners

January 24, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

We’ve heard Republican members of Congress repeatedly claim that they are going to cut federal spending. Yeah, right.

I want to suggest a way you can help hold them accountable. The new House majority leader, Eric Cantor, has created a website called "YouCut" where people can suggest ways to cut spending.

Well, here’s something the Republicans can cut: the billions of dollars they’re spending on TSA strip-search body scanners at airports. I encourage you to go to the YouCut page and make that suggestion.

I just went there and typed "Cut the TSA airport body scanners which waste my money and violate my rights."

I realize there was recently an attack outside the passenger area of a Russian airport. Libertarians abhor this type of violence and aggression. It’s worth noting that TSA body scanners would not have prevented an attack like that. It’s important, even in times of crisis, that we voice our principles.

Do you think the Republicans will admit that lots of libertarians asked them to cut the TSA strip-search scanners? Let’s find out.


Wes Benedict
Executive Director
Libertarian National Committee

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