Ron Paul has famously campaigned for the abolition of the TSA which he believes violates personal liberties. On Monday he launched a mini-money bomb to 'End the TSA', in an endeavour to "protect Americans from harm and humiliation when they choose to travel." (Ron Paul.com)
Thus far the appeal
has raised over $160,000.
Following the incident in which Senator Rand Paul drew national attention when stopped by the TSA over the weekend, Ron Paul attacked the TSA in a statement that said the agency “gropes and grabs our kids and our seniors and does nothing to keep us safe.The police state in this country is growing out of control" the National Post
Paul has written to his supporters to garner attention and support for his anti-TSA money bomb. According to Prison Planet
he sent an email that said "The elderly. The disabled. Little kids. All victims of an out-of-control police state that, while doing nothing to make us safer, is working overtime to strip away our freedoms, our rights, and our basic dignity....As President, I pledge to do everything in my power to strengthen our national security by ending the theatrical sham that is the TSA."
Although many cases of intrusive actions by the TSA make national headlines, Bloomberg reported that in September 2011 the number of complaints by consumers was at their lowest levels since records began seven years ago. This led Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar to conclude "that while 'a few grumpy senators' may complain, TSA’s employees have an “incredibly hard job and do a good job.”