Kane Smacks Down TSA
Nov 21, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck
Nov 18, 2013
Pro-wrestler Glenn Jacobs, aka Kane, slammed the TSA (pun intended) in a recent speech before the Liberty Political Action Committee (LPAC), stating that the idea the government agency protects the nation is a complete joke.
Pro-wrestling and politics don’t often mix, but when they do it tends to get interesting, as Jesse Ventura will attest to. Jacobs pinned his Libertarian leanings to the mast some years ago, declaring his support for former Congressman Ron Paul. But recently, Jacobs has become more vocal concerning fierce protection of liberty from big government.
“Since I just flew in last night and it’s fresh on my mind, I thought that I would start with the TSA,” Jacobs told the group in a keynote speech from September that appeared on the LPAC website this weekend.
“TSA is such low hanging fruit, I mean, anybody can bash the TSA.” Jacobs added, before launching into several of his own personal experiences at the hands of America’s Blue goon squad.
“I could talk about the time I tried to give a TSA agent a pocket constitution from the Young Americans for Liberty. He had to ask permission from his supervisor to accept it, despite the fact that as a federal agent, he’s sworn to uphold the thing,” Jacobs said.
“They always tell you to start your speech with a joke, and the idea that the TSA actually upholds the constitution, that’s the best joke I could possibly do, right?”
“In Australia, I bought a balsa wood toy boomerang as a souvenir,” Jacob said, referring to another incident.
“As I’m going back through security at [Los Angeles International Airport], I was informed that could not bring my balsa wood toy boomerang back on the plane because it was a weapon. So let me get this straight, they sell weapons at the Melbourne Australia Airport?”
Jacobs also spoke at length about Austrian economics and his research regarding the proposed internet sales tax, which he described as an unbelievable threat to freedom and personal privacy.
While Jacobs hinted earlier in the year that he was considering challenging Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) in the 2014 primaries, he appeared to rule that idea out in his LPAC speech, noting “I am not going to do that… I like hanging out at places like this way too much.”
“I like to show people that at least there is a ‘red pill’.” Jacobs noted, after saying that for him discovering Austrian economics was like waking from a Matrix style sleep and going very deep down a rabbit hole.
“There is an alternative,” Jacobs said, adding “lately I have found that more and more people are being attracted to the message of liberty.”