Libertarians ask Floridians to “Touch My Junk”
PALM HARBOR, FLORIDA – Though they don’t want the TSA touching their “junk” at airport checkpoints, Libertarians are inviting all Floridians to touch their junk this weekend. The Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) has announced plans to conduct “Touch My Junk” yard sales by its membership across Florida on November 11-13, 2011.
The event takes its name from a viral video by John Tyner, who told TSA agents, “If you touch my junk, I’m going to have you arrested,” when they advised him that they would be searching his groin area in an enhanced pat down.
“We thought this was a great opportunity for Florida Libertarians to do a little fall cleaning, while at the same time raise funds for the LPF,” said Macy John, Chairwoman of the LPF Communications Committee. “And we couldn’t resist using a bit of satire to point out TSA abuses at the same time.”
LPF Chairman Adrian Wyllie said that Department of Homeland Security employees may be subjected to an administrative search upon entering a Libertarian yard sale zone. “It’s for your safety,” he added.
The LPF is asking that participants donate 50% of their “Touch My Junk” yard sale proceeds to the LPF, by sending a check to The Libertarian Party of Florida, 1334 Tampa Road, Suite 2, Palm Harbor, FL 34683.