By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
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.
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
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Government authority should prioritize the needs of the people by improving it’s social insurance system. They should be rewarded because of paying taxes properly.
Next, we will have something akin to the TSA groping us before we enter our own automobiles. What’s the difference? It’s all about search without probable cause. Wake up America and let’s form a million man march on Washington while we carry toy M16s over our shoulders. Then the government folks will be scared of what we could do if we so desired.
I am reminded of the “mob” scene in the original “Frankenstein” movie. Pitch forks and torches. Remember Beck’s show a few years ago when everyone sent in pitch forks?
Without sounding crazy, we must show those that are asleep the truth. I’ll give it this summer and then, I will stop trying to awaken them and just worry about my family.
We have exchanged our liberty for security (insurance) and are now losing both just as we were warned.
This country was established as a “federalation” of sovereign States united in a union under the Constitution. We have become “national” under an alien authority.
While State governments exercise the common-law of liberty protecting our God given “natural” rights, the “national” government exercises “International law”, a military authority that only enforces law. It does not protect rights unless they are founded in statute (“civil rights”).
The post Civil War 14th Amendment established an “after-market” America on the “federal” level in order to accomodate the freed slaves, as they could not be admitted to citizenship in any of the States where citizens were originally found.
These government created federal “subjects” were vested by Congress with statutory equality with the original State citizens in the form of statutory “civil rights” founded in the Civil Rights Act of 1866, Constitutionalized by the 14th Amendment.
“Federal” authority only enforces statutory “civil rights” for the benifit of 14th Amendment minorities. The citizens of the founding generation did not need a statute or the 14th Amendement to provide them with rights; their rights pre-dated government, being founded in “nature” and derived from the Creator.
There are now two “nations” here called the United States of Amrerica; the original on the State level composed of the founding individuals who serve as government’s “principal” and source of its authority; and an “after-market” one on the “federal” level composed of government created “subjects” over whom Congress exercises sovereignty.
Congress protects its property in these “subjects” by imposing 14th Amendment authority upon the States, forcing these States to violate their State Constitutions by accepting these “federal” citizens into State domain. States are reduced to partially functioning as “Territories” under the authority of Congress, they are no longer sovereign.
Untill 1935, we had two “separate but equal” nations; a free common-law one; and a “federal” one composed of this country’s first “subjects”.
When the free soverign State citizens contracted themselves into the Social Security System (communism), a maritime contract promulgated by Congress-an internatinal law authority, they effectively cancelled their citizenship in the common-law State and submitted to “federal” authority and the 14th Amendment.
The principal-agent relationship has reversed, Congress now aserts full authority over all.
When the 17th Amendment was ratified, the Senate was no longer appointed by the States, but is elected by popular vote. The Senate was the State’s “veto power” over their “hired help” in Congress. Congress now has no “master”, it is no longer accountable to the States. 10th Amendment and States rights arguements are moot.
While rights suprecede law, contract supercedes rights. Welcome the the New World Order based on Social “Insurance”. That’s what communism is.
William and everyone else, we are not “bordering on”, we are living under a Federal Government that has come to believe that it is a “National Government”. Our Founding Fathers warned about this and gave us the tools to use. As you said, I HOPE that the Republic of Texas does an about face and stands up to the thugs.
At some point the message has to get through that we have had enough and the need to back down…Where are the Bold, States Attorneys Generals?
In this matter, I hope Texas and the other states can rally enough votes and guts to make the stand; let the Fed’s try to carry out the threat they have made for unconstituitonal reasons and then they will be shown for the true darkness thugery they have become under the progressives.
We are bordering on living in a socialist country, not a Republic which we were founded upon.
We the People of the United States of America, need to pull the plug on the 14th Amendment and it’s evil spawn!
The supreme Court long ago opined that IF the People object to the unconstitutionally “ratified” 14th, then it shall not stand.