Leaving Sacramento after speaking at the NorCal liberty summit, I’m at the airport.
As ALWAYS, I refuse to go through the porno scanner and so get patted down. This time (first time this has ever happened to me), I triggered the explosive detector.
So they say they have to do a closer pat down in a private little room. They take my stuff in there, and on the top of one of the boxes is my laptop – with the sticker of the Blue Republican seal on it. As they are finishing the patdown (there were two officers), one of the officers says, “Love the sticker. That’s me.”
I say, “There are a lot of us about… Actually I was just here speaking about the principles on that sticker …” He says, “Fiscally, I’m conservative, but I’m social liberal”.
“Would you like a sticker?”, I ask.”Yes,” he replies, “that would be great”.
“When you’ve finished with me, I’ll grab one for you”:… And so I do. And then I pull out a “Constitutional Liberal” sticker and ask him, “Is this you too?”
“Yes!”, he says… so I give him one of those as well.
Me: “So was this a false positive?”, I ask about the triggering of the explosive detector, even though they have now discovered I’ve not been near any explosives.
Me: “So how many of those do you get?”
Him: “About 10 a day”
Me: “Do people get upset when you do this to them?”
Him: “Yes. I just tell them that I don’t want to do it to them but I am just doing our job”
Me: “Sure. But then, that’s the problem, a lot of people just doing their job. If they refused, it would all stop.”
Him: “Right. This is just a stepping stone for me. Part of a five year plan”
Me: “Great. What’s next for you?”
Him: “I want to get into respiratory therapy”
Me: “Now that sounds like something really useful! Good for you?”
Never miss an opportunity to spread liberty! Our people are everywhere – even working for the State!
And get your sticker HERE: they’re SO GOOD, even the statists love them.