June 26, 2011 AD
Groped by the TSA
Texas House Bill 1937
Texas House Bill 1937 would make it a misdemeanor offense for a federal security agent to “intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly [touch] the anus, sexual organ, buttocks, or breast of the other person, including touching through clothing, or touching the other person in a manner that would be offensive to a reasonable person.”
The Anti-Groping Bill
As they say, "What we have here is a situation."
The short story here is that low level "unelected" federal officials from the TSA threatened "elected" representatives of the State of Texas with an un-Constitutional restriction on the right of the people of Texas to freely travel, actually threatened to impose a "no-fly zone" over the State of Texas IF AND WHEN the Texas representatives pass a bill prohibiting unreasonable searches at airports - a Constitutional right to privacy ALREADY protected in both the Federal Constitution, as well as the Texas Constitution. And sadly, the Constitutionally-backed "elected" officials backed down when confronted with the un-Constitutional threats of the low level "unelected" federal officials.
If there was ever a reason to repeal the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (direct election of Senators), this would rise to the top as a prime example of why the 17th Amendment needed repealed.
The States will never regain any power over the Federal government, until they retake the U.S. Senate as originally designed by James Madison, debated by our Founding Fathers, and approved by the original 13 States.
Texas State Representative David Simpson, who originated the ill-fated anti-groping bill and Texas State Senator Dan Patrick, who sponsored it in the Senate, would find a much better use of their time and resources in passing a bill that would have the Texas Legislature fully fund a candidate for the United States Senate.
The battle the States face must be a offensive battle, not a weak-kneed defensive one doomed to failure.
The battle has to be taken to the Federal level.
Texas House leader
Joe Straus the Third
, an elitist San Antonio Republican, has in the past supported loosening restrictions on third-trimester abortions and has supported expanding casino gambling. His wealthy San Antonio family has been heavily invested in racetracks.
He is Jewish, he is filthy rich and he is immoral.
So how did Joe Straus come to be the leader of the Texas House of Representatives in 2009 and again in 2011 in a majority Republican House of conservative Republicans?
The way he got elected is because the Democrats know how politics work better than socially conservative Republicans.
The Democrat minority knew they could not elect their Democrat choice, so they banded together to select the most liberal Republican to back -- and he won.
How has that paid off?
Well, after the House passed an anti-groping bill targeted at the TSA, backed by both liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, their "leader" is quoted as saying,
Jewish House Leader Joe Straus
"The bill — without some serious revisions — appears to me to be nothing more than an ill-advised publicity stunt. Unenforceable. Ill-advised. Misdirected to uniformed security personnel. And not where it appropriately should be aimed, which is in Washington, to the bosses of these people,"
mocking a decision of the Texas House
Of course, whatever Joe Straus the third
(rhymes with?) does is not a publicity stunt.
If he feels there is a more appropriate way of addressing the problem to Washington, then where is his plan?
Jewish House Leader Joe Straus
"I have some other thoughts on how to send a message without actually harming commercial aviation in Texas and without making the Texas Legislature a laughingstock,"
calling the Texas House a laughingstock
OK already? What are your plans Joe Straus?
Then Jewish Pharisee Joe Straus the Third
tried to single-handily spike the bill last Friday - typical anti-Democratic Jewish behavior against majority decisions.
Tea Party Candidate
Representative David Simpson is the Texas State House Representative who originally introduced the anti-grope bill into the Texas Legislature where it passed and was sent on to the Senate.
Texas State Senator Dan Patrick is the man who introduced David Simpson's bill into the Texas Senate.
Threats of intimidation
Two TSA officials visited Patrick at the Capitol earlier today to discuss the legislation. They warned him that the legislation “could close down all the airports in Texas,” he said.
from unelected Federal officials
After their departure, U.S. Attorney John E. Murphy sent a letter to Speaker of the House Joe Straus and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst saying the bill would “conflict directly with federal law” and that if it became law, “TSA would likely be required to cancel any flight or series of flights for which it could not ensure the safety of passengers and crew” until the agency could seek a court order stopping the measure from being carried out.
With just a hint of resistance from the feds, Dan Patrick put his tail between his legs and withdrew his own bill.
There you have it.
Restoration of States rights, and with it citizen's rights, will not be won by silly confrontations with low-level federal officials that are doomed to fail.
The States of the United States all need to fund candidates for the U.S. Senate and retake Capitol Hill, much as the military wins battles by offensive campaigns to forcibly take hills from the enemy.
Once in control of Capitol Hill, the States need to introduce amendments to repeal the 16th and 17th Amendments, much as the 18th Amendment was repealed, returning the United States to a pre-1913 federal government which served us well then and will do so again.
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