What’s Worth Dying for, If Not More Convenient Air Travel?
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The right to noninvasive and convenient air travel isn’t explicitly protected by the Constitution, but Georgia congressional candidate Bob Johnson thinks the TSA is violating our rights and turning us into sheeple. Give him the right to keep his shoes on or give him death!

Johnson, a Republican running for Rep. Jack Kingston’s open seat, said he’d take death over the loss of his airport liberty. “Now this is going to sound outrageous, I’d rather see another terrorist attack, truly I would, than to give up my liberty as an American citizen,” he said, according to Politico. “Give me liberty or give me death. Isn’t that what Patrick Henry said at the founding of our republic?” Johnson argued that the TSA has been “indoctrinating generations of Americans to walk through a line and be prodded and probed by uniform personnel, agents of the government, like sheep.” 

Confiscated weapons. Via TSA.

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Fly-In Day to bring up-close look at air travel
News from Morganton News Herald:

Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 7:09 pm | Updated: 7:13 pm, Tue May 6, 2014.

Foothills Regional Airport in Morganton will be holding a Fly-In Day on Saturday and people of all ages are invited to enjoy fun, food and flights from 10 a.m. to dusk.

Men’s Club of Morganton, the cities of Morganton and Lenoir and the Foothills Regional Airport all participated in organizing the event.

Men’s Club of Morganton Treasurer Bob Vanasek said there will be a number of discovery flights, including open and closed cockpit rides, along with balloon and glider rides.

“Planes will be flying in from around the region,” Vanasek said. “There will be an F-14 flight simulator for kids to climb aboard and look around in.”

Vanasek said the Fly-In event is a fundraiser for the Men’s Club, and the money raised will be given back to the community in several ways, such as sponsoring scholarships and small grants or giving to children around Christmastime.

“The more money we raise, the more we can help the community,” he said.

Vanasek said there is no cost for attendance or parking at the event.

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