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Broward Commissioner Stacy Ritter Gets the Lew Rockwell Treatment

The Broward Commission voted yesterday to go through with its complaint to the Transportation Security Administration against the body scanners at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, but the conversation that took place before the vote apparently didn't quite satisfy some of the TSA's harshest critics.

A columnist over at the Lew Rockwell website -- run by the libertarian political commentator of the same name -- wasn't too happy with what Broward Commissioner Stacy Ritter said at yesterday's commission meeting.

If there's such a phrase, Ritter got Rockwell'd.

Among the dissenters was Comrade-sorry, Commissioner Stacy Ritter. She believes, unbelievably enough, that passengers have "'some personal responsibility here.' If travelers study the issue and decide they don't want to go through the scanners, they don't have to. They can opt for a thorough pat-down." This is what passes for "choice" among Our Rulers -- and since we may "choose," this moron figures the Feds should be free to endanger us. Wanna bet she'd never extend that same liberty to entrepreneurs (not that they'd want it)?

You won't be surprised to learn that she also "said she trusted what the TSA said. ...'Are we as government officials going to say we don't believe government?' [she asked.] 'Well, I won't say that.'"

Finally! A politician with conviction, willing to fall on her sword for the overlords in DC! Let us hope she reaps the due rewards of such loyalty.

A TSA spokesman ("spokesliar," if we're keeping the Rockwell terminology) read a statement from the agency at the commission meeting, which you can read over at Broward Politics.

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