“As a general rule, passengers are required to cooperate with the screening process. Cooperation may involve answering questions about their property, including why they are carrying a large sum of cash. A passenger who refuses to answer questions may be referred to appropriate authorities for further inquiry,” the TSA said.
Mr. Bierfeldt made his flight on time and said he had not decided whether to file a formal complaint against the officers or the agency.
“Everyone in these types of situations needs to stand up for their rights,” said Mr. Bierfeldt, whose organization describes itself as supporting constitutional ideals and a free-market society.
The Campaign for Liberty already had objected to Missouri’s militia report. On March 24, Missouri Department of Public Safety Director John Britt sent a letter to all the named candidates acknowledging the state had made a mistake.
“I have ordered that the offending report be edited so as to excise all reference to Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin and to any third-party political organizations,” Mr. Britt said. “Additionally, you may rest assured that the report is not posted on any website maintained by the State of Missouri.”
“The Missouri Department of Public Safety regrets any inconvenience or issues caused inadvertently by the unnecessary inclusion of certain components by MIAC in its militia report,” Mr. Britt said.
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