Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle said today, “The TSA should end the strip-search machine program immediately. We’ve reached a point where our government has no qualms about humiliating us.” Mr. Hinkle expressed support for the EPIC lawsuit aimed at suspending the body scanner program. Mr. Hinkle further said, “We encourage Americans to call their newly-elected members of Congress and tell them that they don’t want this expensive, worthless, intrusive, unconstitutional program.” The Libertarian Party is America’s third-largest political party. For more information, see EPIC v. DHS.
This is exactly what I hoped for — that Libertarians would speak up and support some of the privacy recommendations that too many people have viewed solely as “liberal” or “progressive” positions. Privacy concerns reach across the aisle and I hope to see both sides stretching towards each other on these issues.