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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ron Paul Calls for Privatizing TSA: ‘These Are Not the Most Reputable People’

(By Buck Sexton, The Blaze) - Rep. Ron Paul fired off a rhetorical salvo at the TSA Tuesday, decrying its air travel security policies and calling for TSA’s replacement by private security forces. It‘s a position he’s come to champion over the last few weeks.

Rep. Paul made his case while on the Tom Sullivan Show that the TSA is invasive, unnecessary, and ineffective. He rejected the underlying premise of the TSA wholesale- that federal bureaucrats will keep us safer than private enterprises with direct interest in the safety (and satisfaction) of their customers.

On the heavy pat-down policies implemented over the past year, Paul said “these are not the most reputable people…we would be arrested if we did this.”


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