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TSA Groping Bill Up For Vote In Texas Senate Monday

• Andy Hogue via The Lone Star Report

It flew through the House with nary a word against it in the regular session.

But today Speaker Joe Straus called the anti-TSA-groping bill "ill-advised" and a "not well-researched" publicity stunt, after quickly gaveling in and out a five-minute floor session this morning.

The possible lack of quorum may have been the official reason that bill did not get a floor debate this morning (see footnote below). But behind the scenes there was a debate over the legality of Rep. David Simpson's (R-Longview) HB 41, which criminalizes the touching of certain body parts by Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) workers.

"I think the philospohy is right, I think it's the challengability in court that's the issue," said House Calendars Committee Chairman Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi).

Hunter did not comment on why such a meeting of the minds did not occur during the regular session. HB 1937, HB 41's predecessor, passed without objection on the House floor May 13, before hitting a bump in the Senate on May 24.

Maybe this time Simpson's opponents were afraid the bill would actually become law, whereas in the regular session it seemed more of a longshot.

Straus said HB 41, as worded, would have made Texas the "laughingstock" of the country.

"So if he [Straus] is so concerned about the mockery, why didn't he stop it then [in May]?" Simpson said during an impromptu press conference this morning.

Hunter explained the impasse stemmed from discussions held over the last several days on the legal concept of "probable cause" vs. "reasonable suscipicion" for the reason travelers may be detained (and groped) at an airport checkpoint. The conclusion was that Simpson's bill needs to allow for "reasonable suspicion" for legal purposes.

 

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Comment by Jim Arft
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End Airport Assault and Battery

 

Unlawful anti constitutionalists are trampling over the law of the land and putting special interests and their personal egos and incomes above the interests of America, the States and the people.  The globalists at the federal level have grown too big for their britches.  Their hats have grown too small for the ego swollen heads. 

 

TSA bureaucrats of Homeland Security act as though there is no US Constitution and treat all air travelers as suspected terrorists and the enemy. They are the extension of the Bush/Obama military industrial security complex and globalist mission of nation destruction and subsequent consolidation into western globalist control.  Their efforts have and are destabilizing nation states in many ways.  Further, we are now in 5 shooting wars.  To make matters worse their policies, now headlined by Obama, Biden and H. Clinton are creating grave regional tensions beyond North Africa and the Middle East.  Western globalists have opened the door to World War III. 

 

Serious by products of their consolidation includes fear mongering, the loss of reason and truth and the rationale for Federal security at airports.  This so called security is an outrage and one of the results of foreign policy, war policy and money and banking policies which favor globalist consolidators over foreign nations, our nation, our states and us.  These same unlawful anti constitutionalists are responsible for economic and shooting wars which create pain, death, economic decline and an assault on our constitutional rights.  We are not respected.  Instead we are lied to, kept ignorant, used and abused. 

 

Do we go to airports to be treated like criminals, to get strip searched, to get our private areas prodded, probed, pushed and touched?  Do we go there to get grilled?  Do we go there to get fined and detained?  Do we go there to miss flights do to delays?  Do we go there to get skin or organ cancer from X ray machines?  Do we go there to have our DNA damaged?  Do we go there to become infected with a contagious disease after submitting to a TSA feel up?  Do we go there to have our dignity and privacy assaulted?  Do we go there to be traumatized?  Do we go there to be insulted with higher federal tax and national debt levels caused by actions of globalist consolidators?

 

Travel is not a privilege granted by the globalists who run the Federal Government.  It is a right.  Their so called security is really a theft and an assault and battery upon the people. 

 

It is about time that everyone supports the US Constitution with Bill of Rights.  Inclusive is the right against government searches and seizers.  Additionally, laws concerning assault and battery and molestation/child abuse laws need be applied to all Federal, State and Local government employees. 

 

Please support US Congressman Ron Paul’s The American Traveler Dignity Act and his effort to become President of the US.  Also, please support the efforts in Texas to criminalize TSA airport security measures.  Texas House SB 29 passed last month and the Senate version is expected to pass this June.  Floridians, and those in other states, should insist that the Federal assault and battery at airports should also be criminalized in their respective states. 

 

James E. Arft

 







































































End Airport Assault and Battery

 

Unlawful anti constitutionalists are trampling over the law of the land and putting special interests and their personal egos and incomes above the interests of America, the States and the people.  The globalists at the federal level have grown too big for their britches.  Their hats have grown too small for the ego swollen heads. 

 

TSA bureaucrats of Homeland Security act as though there is no US Constitution and treat all air travelers as suspected terrorists and the enemy. They are the extension of the Bush/Obama military industrial security complex and globalist mission of nation destruction and subsequent consolidation into western globalist control.  Their efforts have and are destabilizing nation states in many ways.  Further, we are now in 5 shooting wars.  To make matters worse their policies, now headlined by Obama, Biden and H. Clinton are creating grave regional tensions beyond North Africa and the Middle East.  Western globalists have opened the door to World War III. 

 

Serious by products of their consolidation includes fear mongering, the loss of reason and truth and the rationale for Federal security at airports.  This so called security is an outrage and one of the results of foreign policy, war policy and money and banking policies which favor globalist consolidators over foreign nations, our nation, our states and us.  These same unlawful anti constitutionalists are responsible for economic and shooting wars which create pain, death, economic decline and an assault on our constitutional rights.  We are not respected.  Instead we are lied to, kept ignorant, used and abused. 

 

Do we go to airports to be treated like criminals, to get strip searched, to get our private areas prodded, probed, pushed and touched?  Do we go there to get grilled?  Do we go there to get fined and detained?  Do we go there to miss flights do to delays?  Do we go there to get skin or organ cancer from X ray machines?  Do we go there to have our DNA damaged?  Do we go there to become infected with a contagious disease after submitting to a TSA feel up?  Do we go there to have our dignity and privacy assaulted?  Do we go there to be traumatized?  Do we go there to be insulted with higher federal tax and national debt levels caused by actions of globalist consolidators?

 

Travel is not a privilege granted by the globalists who run the Federal Government.  It is a right.  Their so called security is really a theft and an assault and battery upon the people. 

 

It is about time that everyone supports the US Constitution with Bill of Rights.  Inclusive is the right against government searches and seizers.  Additionally, laws concerning assault and battery and molestation/child abuse laws need be applied to all Federal, State and Local government employees. 

 

Please support US Congressman Ron Paul’s The American Traveler Dignity Act and his effort to become President of the US.  Also, please support the efforts in Texas to criminalize TSA airport security measures.  Texas House SB 29 passed last month.  However, its fate remains unclear due to entrenched anti constitutionalist House and Senate members and a lack of support by Governor Rick Perry.  Rich Perry's lack of support up to now is another telling indication that he is not a man who suports the people, States rights or the US Constitution.  Will he change his stripes? 

 

 Floridians, and those in other states, should insist that the Federal assault and battery at airports should  be criminalized in their respective states. 

 

James E. Arft

 

 

Comment by Stupid Amerkin
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 Who is paying off this Joe Straus clown and if he thinks stopping tyranny is a bad call, what is his solution? To continue the conditioning and dumbing down of the slaves?  The hits just keep on comin.


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