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Published:March 19th, 2011 11:42 EST

Patriot Arrested For Writing 4th Amendemnt On Chest Sues TSA

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A man who was arrested after stripping to his shorts at a Richmond International Airport checkpoint to protest security procedures filed a lawsuit Thursday against federal and airport authorities.


Aaron Tobey of Charlottesville filed the complaint in U.S. District Court, alleging agents of the Transportation Security Administration and the Richmond airport police violated his constitutional rights.

Tobey, a 21-year-old student at the University of Cincinnati, partially disrobed Dec. 30 to display a message scrawled on his chest about the Constitution`s Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure. Tobey was detained and charged with disorderly conduct, but the charge was later dropped.

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Having your junk groped by a TSA Gestapo thug qualifies as an unreasonable search and seizure, and is a violation of the Fourth Amendment. Being arrested for displaying the Fourth Amendment on your chest, is a violation of the First Amendment.

In December Tobey was handcuffed and held for an hour and a half by the TSA at the Richmond International Airport for having the audacity to exercise his First Amendment rights.

According to Tobey`s lawsuit, while under interrogation the TSA goons wanted to know about his "affiliation with, or knowledge of, any terrorist organizations." We live in an Orwellian upside down world: If a citizen exercises his constitutional rights and questions unreasonable government policies, he is suspected of being a terrorist.

I hope Tobey wins his lawsuit, and a jury of patriots awards him millions in compensation. The court should also rule that every TSA employee should be tested on his knowledge of the Constitution on a regular basis.

The real terrorists are the TSA employees who grope and fondle passengers, and the patriots are heroes like Tobey who fight back against unconstitutional government measures.

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