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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Texas showdown with the TSA is back on?

Found this at

Texas TSA pat down ban may be back
By Keith Laing - 06/02/11 02:18 PM ET

Texas lawmakers may reconsider a bill to outlaw controversial airport pat-downs, the sponsor of legislation that was shelved recently said this week.

Texas state Rep. David Simpson (R) said that Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst asked Gov. Rick Perry to include the measure in a special session of the Texas legislature. Dewhurst reported asked lawmakers to withdraw the bill when federal officials threatened to cancel flights to Texas if it passed.

But he has since had a change of heart, Simpson told fans on his Facebook page.

"The Lt. Gov. sent a letter to Gov. Perry asking him to include the TSA bill HB 1937 in the special session!," Simpson wrote on the website. "Please call the Governor and tell him you agree with Lt. Gov. Dewhurst!"

The measure would make it a misdemeanor for TSA agents would have been to pat down travelers who did not have probable cause for suspicion. The penalty would be a $4,000 fine and one year in jail.

If it is approved, it would be the first state law restricting TSA's security techniques.

Simpson sharply criticized the Department of Justice for threatening to respond to the bill, comparing it to the Texas Revolution.

"175 years ago in the first battle of the Texas Revolution against Mexico, a small band of Texans stood in defiance at Gonzalez, turning back the attempt to deprive them of their weapon of defense, a single cannon," he wrote in a letter to Perry, Dewhurst, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus and Attorney General Gregg Abbott.

"Gentlemen, we find ourselves at such a watershed moment today," Simpson continued. "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 for our citizens in the face of this deprivation of their personal rights and dignity, who will?"

TSA has continue to argue the proposed legislation is unconstitutional, saying it would be nullified by the supremacy clause of the U.S. constitution.

A measure similar to the Texas bill has been introduced in Utah.

(End of story, my comments follow.)

My wife is a native born Texan, her birthday is March 2nd which is also Texas Independence Day. She feels there are two states, Texas and the others.

If this thing passes there will be no living with the woman.


Anthony S. Layne said...

Good thing I'm not looking to fly anywhere any time soon. BHO is turning out to be quite the bully, isn't he?

Subvet said...

Anthony, "quite the bully" is just the beginning. He refused to declare the wildfire scarred areas of TX a disaster area for no good reason, refuses to listen to Gov. Perry about border security problems and now the TSA is trying these tactics. The man hates Texas, plain pure and simple.

I think it's probably a "liberal" thing. Ever notice that the most mindlessly bigoted folk often identify themselves as such?

MightyMom said...


Remember the Alamo and DON'T TREAD ON ME!!

now, where'd you put my hat and boots hubby?

Subvet said...

MightyMom, "Don't tread on me" was the motto of the Gadsden Flag which was designed by Christopher Gadsden from Soutn Carolina. Thats a bit north of Texas.

As for your hat & boots, the children are playing with them. Good luck getting them back.

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