Nov 2010 30

by Blogbot

We love this cheeky clothing line created by 4th Amendment Wear, which is guaranteed to put a smile on your face this holiday season while the TSA are jingling your balls. The innovative undies aim to remind TSA workers conducting freedom gropes and porn-o-scans of our 4th Amendment rights – you know the ones in the increasingly ignored Bill O’ Rights that say a little something about “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, blah, blah, blah, against unreasonable searches and seizures” without “probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation.” The text is printed in a metallic ink that the manufacturers say “in theory” should show up on TSA scans, and is thoughtfully laid out in easy to read (if slightly small) capital letters (which ironically may provide myopic operatives with a legitimate excuse to move in closer to eyeball the text atop your junk).

“If we sell a few items, great. But the main intention is to open more dialogue. It’s more of a conceptual piece than anything else,” say the clothing line’s creators, Tim Geoghegan and Matthew Ryan. “Hopefully, these clothes ask us all to re-examine how much we’re willing to go through for the sake of security. Hopefully, they prompt us to reread the US Constitution. Yes, we need to be 100% safe, but does that mean giving up all notions of personal privacy…There must be better ways to keep us safe while also respecting our freedoms. This project’s only intention is to get the right people to explore all of those ways.”

When we checked, the site had sold out of much of their adult metallic print merchandise, but you can place a back-order here. Surprisingly, much of the company’s companion “Read The 4th Amendment, Perverts” children’s line was still available for purchase. Get yours now!

[Source: Sean Bonner via Courtney Riot]