What started out as a gag gift could technically help people practice their Fourth Amendment rights.

With the heightened security at airports seemingly never-ending, people are becoming ever more concerned about the pervasiveness of TSA agents.

As TSA agents are tasked with keeping flyers as safe as possible, full-body scanning has become almost routine for regular travelers.

Despite this, people are still left feeling uncomfortable with the idea of being strip searched or with what full-body scanners may reveal.

As a result, a clothing company has offered a way passengers can express their Fourth Amendment rights while going through the security line:

According to, which sells “4th Amendment Underclothes”:

"Now there's a way to protest those intrusive TSA X-ray scanners without saying a word.

4th Amendment Metallic ink-printed undershirts and underwear.

Assert your rights without saying a word."

These clothes work by displaying the Fourth Amendment when passengers walk into a scanning machine

The clothing comes in the form of t-shirts and underwear for men, women, and children, according to

Each item bears the Fourth Amendment, which reads:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

For the children's clothes, they have alternative shirts that read, “Read the 4th Amendment, perverts.”

Would you buy these?

View Comments(29 comments)
glenn(12 likes)They are tasked with providing for our safety.  Pray tell, who is tasked with keeping us safe from them.
@EddieS(10 likes)I fly a lot, and I can't recall ever being x-rayed by the TSA.  My carry-ons and my luggage, sure, but not my body.  I'm not sure what these products are supposed to do, other than cause someone to get even more attention from the TSA when they're trying to figure out what you have on you that is causing screw readings on their machines.I hate the delays that the screening causes, for sure.  I hate how ineffective the screening actually is.  I've accidentally gone through with a razor-sharp knife in my wallet and didn't realize it until long after the flight, so they're definitely not catching what they need to.  Other times, I'm singled out and end up spending 20 minutes waiting for someone to go through all of my carry-on items.Meanwhile, I've seen someone build a surprisingly powerful grenade/bomb on YouTube with items that could all be purchased on the "safe" side of the security gates.If terrorists truly wanted to attack the US in an organized way, we would have no defense.  All of this security at the airport isn't stopping any terrorist attacks.
@Vinuzzo(9 likes)I would  not buy these, because the search conducted by TSA is not unreasonable.  The 4th Amendment protects against UNREASONABLE searches and seizures.  We must keep our airplanes safe and in the sky, so therefore, these searches are reasonable and necessary.  Also, travelers have a choice, go by train, bus or boat, if you don't like the TSA serch.  As for calling the TSA workers who are mandated to conduct these searches "perverts"  people who feel this is appropriate should get over themselves.  TSA workers have as much loathing for looking at and touching others as the travelers have for being touched.  It's a job and a necessary evil.  It's unfair to castigate the workers doing their jobs, which keep all of us safe.  Why don't people who think this underwear is a good idea, direct their anger where it belongs, against radical Islamic terrorism, which is the root cause of the need for these invasive procedures?  I'm old enough to remember what airports were like before Cuban hijackings, which were the genesis for beefed up airport security.  You could walk in and out and to and from the gates to see loved ones off, or welcome them, without all this security paranoia.  It was a beautiful thing in the land of the free and the home of the brave.  However, the idiotic Cuban hijackers crapped in our lunch box and the radical Islamic terrorists have taken it to the next level.  Unfortunately, until we rid the world of every single Muslim and their sympathizers, we'll never get back to the halcyon days of free and open airports and the wonderful freedoms we enjoyed in this great land of ours before lunatics ruined it for everyone.