Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano: Transportation Security Agency
Administrator John Pistole
Be it Resolved:
The Department of Homeland Security and TSA have rapidly implemented
Backscatter Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) full image body scanners into 450
airports around the US with the intention of doubling the number of machines in
use during 2011.
According to the US Airline Pilots’ Association, the Transportation Security
Administration "has offered no credible specifications for the radiation
emitted by these machines. USAPA has determined that frequent exposure to
TSA-operated scanner devices may subject people to significant health
In response to the large numbers of people opting out of the body scanners, TSA
implemented a new, very intrusive pat down protocol intended to discourage
citizens from opting out of the AIT machines. Many have stated that they felt
molested by TSA during these “pat downs.”
We, the undersigned citizens, object to being scanned, photographed, recorded,
and/or having our images and the images of our children viewed by the TSA, and
hereby resolve to boycott the use of these body scanners.
We further object to being patted down in a way that invades our privacy.
Privacy is paramount, and Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable
search and seizure prohibit the actions now routinely undertaken by TSA
We demand that the TSA/DHS immediately cease use of either the AIT machines or
the intrusive pat downs. We further demand that these screening measures be
used only as SECONDARY SCREENING measures based on the risk presented by
We demand "Risk Based, Intelligence Driven" screening, not screening
that violates the Fourth Amendment rights of 100% of air travelers. We further
demand that the TSA and the DHS begin serious exploration of alternatives to
these intrusive, ineffective and unconstitutional procedures.