Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Keep Austin Free of TSA Tyranny

During times of crisis, one act of courageous leadership can inspire many others to rise up and boldly do their duty.

The City of Austin has just such an opportunity now. Unlike many major US cities, Austin has yet to have the Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) full-body scanners installed in their commercial airport, and if Texas’ capital city were to forbid the TSA from installing these invasive machines at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA), it could spark a national movement for liberty.

The good news is this: On December 14, the Austin Airport Advisory Commission (AAAC)—the official body tasked with giving Austin City Council input on airport policy—passed a unanimous resolution calling upon the Council to “oppose the installation of AIT’s at ABIA and further oppose the practice of invasive body searching.”

What’s more, a broad coalition of diverse groups has risen up in support of the AAAC’s resolution to check TSA tyranny in Austin, including the Travis County Republican Party, the Libertarian Party of Texas, ACLU-TX, Texans for Accountable Government (TAG), the Central Texas Republican Liberty Caucus, and We Are Change Austin. (To add your group to this list, send an e-mail here.)

Momentum is building to see Austin become a safe-haven for liberty—and we encourage you to join the effort.

It’s time to rally to “Keep Austin Free”!

To find out what you can do to be a part of the growing movement, visit TSA

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