Gov. Rick Perry in New York CityGov. Rick Perry announced he had added legislation that would make it illegal for TSA agents to engage in “intrusive touching” at airports security checkpoints without probable cause to the list of items for the legislature to consider during the special session.The measure had previously failed to pass in the Texas Senate after the Justice Department wrote a scathing memo against the bill that threatened legal action against the state and the bill became enmeshed in Senate politics.There are questions about what affect the legislation might have since airport security is a federal matter.Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who was accused of lobbying against the bill in May said he was “pleased” by Perry’s decision.“I’m very pleased that Governor Perry agreed to add this legislation to his Special Session call,” Dewhurst said. “Addressing unreasonable and unlawful searches of innocent travelers by some TSA employees is an issue that affects all Texans who use air travel, and it should not wait until next Session.”
Before the Senate took up the bill initially, the Justice Department sent a letter to state advising that passage of the bill would result in immediate legal action by the federal government and that it could result in airline flights to and from Texas being delayed or cancelled.
Some of these incidents reminds me of scenes from Tom Kratman’s book, A State of Disobedience. In that book, the Surgeon General’s Riot Police surround some pro-live protesters in a church, when they refuse to come out, the Riot Police attack and sets fire to the church burning it down killing those inside, mostly young children. The D of Ed’s SWAT team terrorizing a father and his young children over unpaid student loans comes close to the events from Kratman’s book.
The time remaining for us to recover out liberties, regain our rights and the rights of our states that have been usurped by the federal government is growing less. The consequences of our failure to do so are extreme and the probability of a future second civil war will grow.