It's called the American Traveler Dignity Act and it would privatize airport security. And despite living in an age of terror, it has a chance of passing thanks to the stupidity and callousness of the TSA.
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) has once more called for the privatization of airport security amidst the "appalling treatment" travelers receive at airports, in the latest post on the congressman's "Texas Straight Talk" blog.
"The press reports are horrifying," Paul wrote. "Ninety-five-year-old women humiliated, children molested, disabled people abused. Men and women subjected to unwarranted groping and touching of their most private areas, and involuntary radiation exposure."
Paul mentioned a piece of legislation he will introduce this week - The American Traveler Dignity Act - that will address his concerns about airport security and personal privacy. The act, in essence, would hold Transportaion Safety Administration (TSA) employees to the same standards as average citizens in regards to physical contact, making images of another person or causing "physical harm" to another person through the use of radiation-emitting machines.
The final package probably won't go so far. But people are really angry about this and coming up on an election year, lawmakers may not want to risk voting against it.