Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano lies to the public?

Head of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, is today in the firing line after apparently lying to the American people about airport security in an attempt to stem waves of public backlash and outrage at what they perceive as breaches of civil rights.

As a parody of her position she is known as the Orwellian, Big Sister, but it seems the surveillance cameras are now firmly scrutinising her after thinly veiled attempts to deceive the public who are against full body scanning technology and invasive pat-down procedures being used at airports.

In a seemingly propagandist article she penned for publication by USA Today, Napolitano states that scanning machines are safe and that pat-downs are discreet, despite complaints and evidence to the contrary. Scientists, pilots, flight attendants, privacy groups, parents, Muslim groups and everyday passengers, are very unhappy with over the top, intrusive security.

“AIT machines are safe, efficient, and protect passenger privacy.” Writes Big Sis Napolitano.

“They have been independently evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, who have all affirmed their safety.”

Dr Michael Love, of the Johns Hopkins school of medicine sees it differently and after years of expertise in the field of X-Rays and Biophysical studies he said, “Statistically someone is going to get skin cancer from these X-rays,” he added, “we have a situation at the airports where people are so eager to fly that they will risk their lives in this manner.”

The American 4th Amendment reads as follows:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

This means that, according to American law, the scanning and patting down of all passengers is illegal and breaches civil liberty as they do not have probable cause, they have no witnesses (oath or affirmation) against all passengers and therefore no warrants can be issued for searches about persons because they can not describe the things to be seized.

The effectiveness of the scanning machines is also in doubt as they are unable to detect explosive materials and the x-ray machines have captured revealing images of persons, despite Napolitano’s claims otherwise.  All these things breach civil liberties and unless people stand up for their right to be free, they never will be.

Share your thoughts on this matter, is Napolitano lying or are the public being unjustly paranoid?  Leave a comment.

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14 thoughts on “Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano lies to the public?

  1. Don’t forget that Janet Napolitano works for *us*! She has her authority granted by the people. It is becoming more and more clear that the American people are not interested in this weak facade of security – we understand that these new scanners, and the accompanying patdowns, do little to improve security in any meaningful way, at the cost of serious violations in liberty and privacy. They still can’t effectively screen bags / cargo, most airplane maintenance is done outside the US by unscreened individuals, thousands of airport workers enter the secure area everyday without being screened, and in the end, someone can just blow up a bomb *at the checkpoint*! Call your congressman, opt-out of the naked (cancer-causing) screening machines every time, and spread the word about how invasive the new screening machines are. You can never be 100% safe, but you can allow all of your freedoms to be stolen along the way if you don’t stand up.

    “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

  2. In reply to fdiiut:

    If people choose to opt out of the naked full body scanning, then they will be subjected to being frisked in such a manner that makes it just as humiliating–if not more so–as the scanning. The TSA agents have to pat you down all over, including the inner thighs. They have to keep going up the inner thighs until they meet resistance–yep, you guessed it: they have to keep going up until they hit your crotch! I think that if the American people have to be subjected to this kind of humiliation, then Janet Napolitano and her goons should have to be subjected to it too!

  3. Janet? Lie?

    Did anyone actually review her work while Governor of Arizona prior to her appointment to such a position? Did anyone review Arizona’s references in the 9/11 Commission Report?

    The DHS Secretary is an appointed position, not an elected one. Perhaps the Obama administration should have reviewed history before her appointment.

  4. The pilots’ union recommends their members not go through the scanners and those concerns are certainly reasonable, but what about those who fly regularly (weekly or even daily) as passengers. They are also exposed , perhaps as much as or even more than the crews. Also, there are those who, due to health problems have already been exposed to excessive radiation from medical x-rays and must minimize any additional exposure.
    Another point. The screeners wear gloves to protect themselves from us, the filthy passengers, but they don’t change gloves after each use. They just spread the germs and bacteria from one passenger to the next…and the next…and the next!

  5. IF we want it stopped .. then do something radical like all potential passengers REFUSE to fly. IF we ALL REFUSE to fly until this new ruling is changed.. the airplane industry will either quickly go broke or change the rules. REFUSE to FLY until this invasion is stopped!

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  7. Is that scan at the top Napolitano? It sure looks like that fat moron.

    If you must fly for any reason then take along the above mentioned right to be safe in property and person “that SHALL NOT be infringed upon” and read it over and over to the TSA. Also, ask them pointblank if the Constitution is no longer valid and if they are stooooopid enough to say yes then ask them to sign such a statement and by whose authority they are making such a statement. We have the laws of the land on our side so use them. Rub their ignorant bully noses in it until they get the message. I think most of those FAT SLOBS calling themselves TSA are marginally intelligent and many appear to be borderline retards straight from the nearest group home. What kind of a decent self-respecting human wants to fondle and grope innocent people? Only damn freaks and perverts. This issue is just a clear reflection of what we have allowed our government to become so it is up to us to clean this mess up and throw out the trash.

  8. i agree totally with the tea party. use dogs! they are more reliable. costs? once they are trained and there are enough of them, the costs of keeping them would be small compared to buying and maintaining scanning machines. and the cost of training the people to run them.

  9. Did not Michael Chertoff invest money with the body scanner manufacturers? This is has got to be a tremendous shake-down by criminals elements in the US Government.

  10. Napolitano & Pistole should be impeached for their blatant disregard of their OBLIGATION to the American Constitution and to the American People.

    The TSA should be dissolved and more effective methods explored and implemented. Seriously, it can’t be that hard. My husband and I were able to find two alternatives over our morning coffee – check out security at Tel Aviv airports and the bomb-sniffing dogs employed in Russia.

    As a side note, I was able to witness the new procedure first hand as my husband and I watched the TSA systematically choose the single attractive ladies for the xray/patdown combo treatment. Necessary for public safety, my ass. More like a fre TNA show for the TSA peeps.

  11. Another example of people giving up their rights as American citizens to the tyrants we call our elected government officials. People, wake-up….the NWO is upon us and unless we rise up and throw these criminals out of office we will soon wake to a Nazi/Communist dictatorship.

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