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TSA Grills Cash Carrying Ron Paul Supporter

Increased security is in the best interests of everyone however does carrying a large (but under $10,000) amount of cash pose a threat to anyone? Most of us are willing to submit and comply with numerous small indignities in order to enjoy the miracle of air travel.

Steve Bierfeldt, a young man with time on his hands and a healthy mistrust of authority decided to assert his rights (Steve is a  Ron Paul supporter and Campaign for Liberty worker).

You can listen to the full audio of the interrogation on this site.

The TSA subsequently apologized.

Probably none of this would have happened if he would have cooperated with the officials, although we don't know this. The definition of "cooperation" can be wide ranging and may lead to the gradual erosion of civil liberties over time.