Last chance: Stop unwanted 'feelings' at airport
'Don't let this issue die,' pleads organizer of opposition
While coverage of enhanced airport security screening has fallen off the media's radar, the organizer of opposition to what he calls "gate rape" and "virtual strip searches" says the people can still beat back the government's intrusive new policy.
The "Stop Airport Humiliation Now" campaign is sending at least 1 million individual letters to every current member of Congress, Barack Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano demanding an immediate end of the program. The campaign gives Americans the opportunity to send 537 individual letters of protest, with guaranteed FedEx delivery, for only $29.95, saving time and money during the busy holiday season.
"There was immediate outrage about these enhanced security procedures that simply serve to harass travelers with little hope of stopping terrorists," said Farah. "But the hue and cry has subsided in the wake of new national security threats, debates about tax cuts and high jobless numbers. I just want to urge Americans to put a stake through the heart of these unconstitutional, warrantless searches at our airports while we have the chance."
The campaign is based on previously successful campaigns like the famous "pink slips" effort that delivered 9 million such protests earlier this year – letters that warned incumbent members of Congress what was eventually coming on Nov. 2.
Farah says this is the very last chance to be part of this historic campaign. This campaign ends at 9 p.m. Eastern on Christmas Eve.
"Time is definitely running out," he says. "We'll be sending the last letters out in the next few days, before this Congress adjourns for good."
The program is simple, fast and economical, says Farah. It allows individuals to send 537 letters to Barack Obama, Janet Napolitano and every members of Congress for a flat price of $29.95. To replicate such a feat without the program would cost more than $206 just for postage. But the campaign letters are not just mailed. They guaranteed delivered to congressional and other government offices by FedEx.
"Let's get the terror out of the airports," says Farah. "We're punishing the wrong people for the terror in our skies. We're punishing everyone for the sins of a few. This is absurd. There's bipartisan opposition to this program mounting in Congress. But, as always, Washington needs to know Americans are not just going to forget about this issue and move on to another."
"I am urging Americans to stop acting like lemmings," said Farah. "This is not the American way. It's time to stand up to this abuse or worse will come from an out-of-control government."
"But we can't afford to wait around for legislation to make its way through the Washington maze," said Farah. "I want to raise enough heat right now to force the Obama administration to back off."
Dec. 23, 2010