Jesse Ventura: I'm Done Standing for National Anthem
He's ticked that a court tossed his case on airport searches
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2011 6:38 AM CDT
In this Oct. 7 photo, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura talks to the media while appearing at the Occupy Minnesota demonstration at the Hennepin County Government Plaza in Minneapolis.   (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)

(Newser) – Jesse Ventura says he's so angry that his airport security lawsuit got tossed out of court that he might become a Mexican citizen—or even run for president in this country, reports the AP. The former Minnesota governor and professional wrestler launched a suit against the TSA in January, complaining that full-body scanners and patdowns constitute unreasonable search and seizure. A district judge dismissed the case on Thursday, saying it should have been filed in a Circuit Court of Appeals.

"If I appeal it, they'll get federally paid judges to squash it," said Ventura, who added that he might have to run for president to change the law. With the cameras for his TV program Conspiracy Theory rolling, Ventura also said he wanted to apply for Mexican dual-citizenship so he could live there more months each year. He called the US "the Fascist States of America" and said he had lost his patriotism. "I will never stand for a national anthem again," he said. "I will turn my back and I will raise a fist."

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Nov 7, 2011 11:25 PM CST
What a disappointment to the SEAL community. Too many roids affected his mental capacity. He's starting to exhibit some of the same things Lyle Alzedo did just before he checked out.
Nov 7, 2011 11:08 AM CST
See you later, don't forget to write from Mexico. If you can stay alive long enough anyway.
Nov 5, 2011 9:40 PM CDT
That's the system that has been established, as to provide the best protection for everyone. If you do not wish to be subjected to that type of security screening, than don't fly. And if you do move to Mexico, would you please take Bachmann with you?