Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I'm disappointed that Texas backed down


Feds’ Threat to Cancel Flights in Texas Kills Anti-TSA Grope-Down Bill has an update on the latest with Texas fighting the groping by TSA:

An astounding Department of Justice threat to cancel airline flights to and from Texas, in addition to underhanded lobbying by TSA representatives, has killed efforts in the state to pass HB 1937, a bill that would have made invasive pat downs by TSA agents a felony.

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.

I wish the Texas State Senate had voted for it, and then taken the DOJ to the Supreme Court.

As the article explains, the Constitution has limits to the power of the Federal goveernment.  It is time for more people, at all levels, to push back.

Hat tip: Boycott Flying

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