That's complete (expletive deleted). From a legal/constitutional viewpoint that's correct -- that's what we should be able to do, and TSA's own published polices state that we can do that. However, the simple fact of the matter is that TSA's legions of ill-trained thugs (most of whom are so stupid they can barely tie their shoes) do not comply with the constitution, do not comply with the law, and do not comply with their own agency's published policy in this area. 5+ years ago you might have gotten away with that argument, and in single, isolated cases that perhaps can still be true. What we have today is an overwhelming preponderance of the the evidence that TSA is a gang of thugs that rapes, molests, assaults and abuses passengers at the checkpoints, steals their property and tampers with the medical devices. Individual cases no longer matter much -- we know what we're dealing with. Again, complete and total (expletive deleted). The agency that is raping (read the FBI's current definition of rape: If local police submitted these assaults to FBI crime data, they would be reported as rapes), molesting and abusing passengers simply cannot act as their witnesses or advocates. That makes about much sense as recruiting volunteers from the sex-offender registry to work at a sexual abuse hotline.