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You Will Respect My Authoritah! ^ | 5.25.11 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Posted on 05/25/2011 6:12:30 PM PDT by Whenifhow

So demandeth the DOJ and TSA in regards to Texas’ efforts to pass HB 1937, a bill that would have made invasive pat downs by TSA agents a felony. But never fear, Texas was forced to kill the bill because they did not have enough votes to pass it. And the Chicago-style thuggery and extortion goes on and on…

But it wasn’t just the lack of votes at play here. Oh no… The DOJ threatened to stop all flights in and out of Texas if the bill proceeded apace. That is the real reason there weren’t enough votes. When you threaten to basically exile an entire state and stop their citizens from traveling, you gut the economics in that state. Most politicians at that point see money literally flying out the window along with votes that would reelect them. That’s the problem with the Texas legislature. There aren’t enough real Texans residing there. However, the ones handling this bill… well they are feisty true patriots who don’t give up in a political tussle. Barack Obama, Eric Holder and the DOJ goons should know that you don’t mess with Texas.

So let’s see if we understand the constitutional atrocity that was just foisted on probably the bravest state in the union shall we? The DOJ just stomped all over Texas’ Tenth Amendment rights to quash their Fourth Amendment rights. If the government can do this (and they just did), what makes you think they haven’t just skirted the entire Constitution? Making it a founding document in name only while denying what they are doing all the while. This comes at a time when a whole slew of Fourth amendment violations are happening around the country from Indiana to Kentucky and in various other states. I don’t believe in coincidence – this is planned pure and simple. We see the government now violating all our rights on a daily basis and they are getting more and more heavy handed and brazen.

From InfoWars: "

HB 1937, a bill that would have made it “A criminal act for security personnel to touch a person’s private areas without probable cause as a condition of travel or as a condition of entry into a public place,” was headed for an imminent Senate vote in Texas having already passed the House unanimously 138-0, before the federal government stepped in to nix the legislation.

In a letter sent to Texas lawmakers, including to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Speaker Joe Straus, the House Clerk, and the Senate Secretary, U.S. Attorney John E. Murphy threatened to cripple the airline industry in the state if legislators did not back down.

“If HR [sic] 1937 were enacted, the federal government would likely seek an emergency stay of the statute,” Murphy wrote. “Unless or until such a stay were granted, 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.”

“We urge that you consider the ramifications of this bill before casting your vote,” Murphy added. "

Any questions? That is pure and simple fascism. The DOJ threatened Texas with a no-fly zone if they didn’t ‘reconsider’ the bill.

From the Tenth Amendment Center:

"Previous to the federal government’s threat, the Texas legislature had considered the ramifications of the bill. More importantly, they were responding to a clear need to uphold the Fourth Amendment and ensure that each person enjoys the right “to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures” — a right which the U.S. Constitution mandates “shall not be violated.”

You’ll no doubt remember a former Miss USA from Texas tearfully recalling how she was molested at an airport by the TSA. She isn’t the only one. There are also cases in Texas that include incidents with children, even babies. And the list could go on and on. Many people no longer fly at all because of the harassment and physical violations. But the government devil wants his pound of flesh and for all Americans to submit on bended knee to their authority, including Texans. Or else.

Last night, fireworks ensued on the Texan House floor. Senate sponsor Dan Patrick (R-Houston) pulled the bill, stating that TSA representatives had been “lobbying” the Texas Senate in an effort to mothball the legislation.

“I will pull HB 1937 down, but I will stand for Liberty in the state of Texas,” Patrick said.

Patrick stated that the government threatened to shut down all airports in Texas if the bill was passed. But I have a feeling this is not the end of this in Texas. A legislative tornado season is upon us and some of these brave Texans have only begun to fight.

Rep. David Simpson’s office put forth that the DOJ had “thrown down the gauntlet” in using such stark language to oppose the bill.

More from InfoWars:

“Either Texas backs off and continues to let government employees fondle innocent women, children and men as a condition of travel,” the staff wrote, “or the TSA [Transportation Safety Administration] has the authority to cancel flights or series of flights.”

“… 97 percent of people who go though the nation’s airports do not go through these offensive searches. And yet, a United States Attorney warns that flights to Texas could be shut down because TSA would not be able to ensure the safety of passengers and crew if agents could not touch genitals. Someone must make a stand against the atrocities of our government agents …”

Simpson went on to compare the struggle against the TSA to the Texas revolutionary war against Mexico: “Gentlemen, we find ourselves at such a watershed moment today. The federal government is attempting to deprive the citizens of Texas of their constitutional rights under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article 1, Section 9, of the Texas Constitution. If we do not stand up for our citizens in the face of this depravation of their personal rights and dignity, who will?”

The government is out in the open using criminal techniques to get their way, forcing compliance with physical and economic threats. Invoking the Supremacy Clause for every mandate set forth by the government, no matter how horrendous or suppressive. To force compliance from the individual states of this nation is not only thuggish, dictatorial and brutish – it is a blatant misinterpretation of the Constitution.

Article. VI. Clause 2 of the Constitution states:

"This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding."

This simply means that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land and any federal laws made in accordance with the Constitution (thus being Constitutional) are also therefore the supreme law of the land.

I ask you Texans, where is your modern day line in the sand? For that matter, each state should answer that question. I think Americans have just about had enough. No amount of slick governmental propaganda will make this go away. It is shaping up to be one hell of a fight for our freedoms and Texas is the tip of the spear. The DOJ and TSA – well, you can go to hell, we’ll stand with Texas.

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: constitution; fascism; texas; tyranny

1 posted on 05/25/2011 6:12:33 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Is it possible that Texas could supercede the TSA instead and force it to show probable cause before allowing it to molest passangers?

2 posted on 05/25/2011 6:16:39 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Whenifhow
Let 'r rip!

Go ahead.... shut down and see what happens...

3 posted on 05/25/2011 6:19:20 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Whenifhow

Also, could Texas basically put a sign out around the area, where TSA operates, telling people that what the TSA does is solely the responsiblility of the federal government and that passengers should basically take time out to thank the law makers, that support the TSA, personally come election time?

4 posted on 05/25/2011 6:21:01 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Whenifhow

What the TSA is doing is already illegal in every state, and violates the Constitution.

Texas senators need not fear the threat. Pass the bill. Get Perry to sign it. We have had enough.

I would love to see the TSA try to shut down air travel in Texas. We can throw those sumbitches in some Texas jails too.

5 posted on 05/25/2011 6:23:40 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Whenifhow

So in Texas, a terrorist can stuff a bomb in his child’s diaper and board an aircraft, assured that no search will occur?

6 posted on 05/25/2011 6:25:19 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Whenifhow

The Bill was pulled because they lost just a handful of supporting votes. That was Dewhurst’s fault.

I called State Sen. Dan Patrick’s office this afternoon and Dan, David and staffers are all just as busy as can be restructuring HB 1937 for resubmission in order to address the supporters concerns and get the votes back.

If they had let it go to a vote today and it failed, they would not have had time to run it back through the entire process before the end of the session, which I believe is next week.

It would then be two years till the next session here in Texas.

7 posted on 05/25/2011 8:15:32 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Doe Eyes

Doe Eyes,

You need to get a grip on reality. Seriously, did you read your post before posting it. I guess you’re a big advocate of strip searching babies. Really? This is your stance on this?

I think Rep. David Simpson said it pretty well, “Instead of threatening to shut down flights in Texas, why doesn’t the TSA just show us their statutory authority to grope or ogle our private parts.”

How does this legislation, “not ensure the safety of the passengers and crew.”? The legislation would simply keep a check on pat downs and aggressive abusive pat downs in particular. Up until this past year we seemed to being doing pretty good with airline safety. And please don’t bring up the “Christmas Day Bomber.” That story doesn’t hold water and the flight originated outside the US. Our domestic record has been pretty good without this federal overreach.

I say pass it. How in the world could the federal government justify shutting down all flights in and out of Texas? If they did wouldn’t that be an admission of failure for the past nine years post 9/11? The federal government increased security checks. Then formed the massive bureaucracy known as the TSA. The TSA put in place security checks and procedures to keep “us” safe. Now all of the sudden if they can’t touch your junk we’re not safe and no planes can takeoff or land in the State of Texas. Are you kidding me?

“The...bill...relates to the punishment for the offense of official oppression by the intrusive touching of persons seeking access to public buildings and transportation.” or preview

They can still scan your bag. They can still remove everything from your bag. They can still wand your person. They can make you take off your shoes. They can make you throw away your bottle of water, diet coke or how coffee. They can confiscate your toe nail clippers and your clippings for that matter.

Does “intrusive touching” by a federal employee really make you feel more comfortable traveling to and from Texas? Not an officer of the law, a federal employee. I don’t know anyone that meets their mailman, a federal employee, at the mailbox to be intrusively touched so that they would feel more secure in opening and reading their mail. I think maybe the federal employees at the DMV should think about incorporating these policies. If you’re going to stand in line for two hours to be treated rudely you might as well get some intrusive touching.

8 posted on 05/25/2011 8:17:38 PM PDT by TheDude33
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To: Whenifhow

Below find message sent to Sen. Patrick, Rep. Simpson, and Lt Gov Dewhurst

Dear Sen. Patrick,

I understand from press reports that Federal agents have threatened to impose a “No Fly Zone” over Texas, as has been done in the past and present to rogue states such as Iraq, Libya and Bosnia, and this threat is in response to the exercise of the duly constituted legislative powers of the Texas Legislature.

I am of the opinion that this federal threat is contrary to the U.S. Constitution, as per Article 1, section 9 quoted below.

Article. I. - The Legislative Branch
Section 9 - Limits on Congress
No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of
one State over those of another: nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged
to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.

I am further of the opinion that the regulations or policies imposed by the Secretary of Homeland Security regarding unwarranted searches and seizures of persons boarding aircraft are contrary to the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Accordingly I strongly support your efforts for passage of HB 1937 in defiance of federal threats of a No Fly Zone and air blockade. I further suggest that should the federal authorities make good on their threat, the Texas Railroad Commission should, in the name of safety and security, shut down all interstate pipelines carrying natural gas and refined petroleum products out of Texas.

You have my full support.

Best regards,
aka “ThirdMate”

9 posted on 05/26/2011 10:30:15 AM PDT by ThirdMate
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To: TheDude33

You MUST be a lawyer for the American Civil Liberies Union (ACLU).

10 posted on 05/26/2011 5:49:10 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Doe Eyes

They can already place plastic explosives inside a body cavity with a simple fuse/non metal detonator . Mid flight go to the lavatory remove the explosive & scream allahu ahkbarBOOM end of flight .

The TSA finger f**king my 15 yo niece taking a flight to band camp wont stop the mad mohammadans from trying to do the C4 suppository stunt .

Now you may not mind yourself & your loved ones being publicly fondled, groped, poked, prodded, finger f**ked in public by govt. flunkies but some of us in fact do object & do so strenously.

11 posted on 05/31/2011 12:12:09 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: Nebr FAL owner
Can you post a link about this incident?

I did a search but I couldn't find it.

12 posted on 05/31/2011 7:29:37 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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