VDARE.com: 06/27/11 – The Peter Morrison Report: Straus Calls TSA Bill a “Publicity Stunt”


The Peter Morrison Report,


By


Peter Morrison

Straus Calls TSA Bill a “Publicity Stunt”


Over the past year or so, anger has been building all
over America at the



tyrannical behavior of TSA airport security agents

who use their government jobs to lord it over and abuse
American citizens. Conservative media outlets have been
filled with stories of outrageous abuses which go far
beyond any notion of
"reasonable"
search procedures. Recently a former Miss USA




cried

while recounting how a



female TSA agent touched her private parts four times
.
One lady who had had a



mastectomy was forced to remove her prosthetic breast

to prove she wasn`t a terrorist. Three year old kids are
regularly patted down.


On top of this, the TSA agents often go out of their way
to target traditional Americans while ignoring




young Muslim men,

all in the name of political correctness.  Muslims have
a



virtual monopoly

on



modern terrorism
,
but at the airport, young males in




Muslim garb

are deliberately



ignored
,
while young children and grandmothers are harassed and
in many cases virtually



sexually assaulted
.


This is an abomination and it needs to stop. It`s an
assault on not only our dignity, but our Constitutional
rights, and



groping American toddlers

and grannies while



ignoring the real risk groups

doesn`t do a thing to make travel any safer. It`s a
tremendous waste of time and money




that serves no useful purpose
.
(This is to say nothing of



the indignity and health risks of being given a full
body scan
.)


Unfortunately, given the public`s concern about
terrorism, it`s not feasible to call for an end to all
TSA security procedures, no matter how useless. However,
that doesn`t mean we have to put up with our wives and
children having to face being groped every time they
take a flight. Representative David Simpson (R-Longview)
introduced a bill during this past session that would
ban "intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly touching" the
"sexual organs"
of someone during a security screening at a public
facility, including airports.


This law is an excellent idea. It`s a disgrace that we
even need a law like this, but it is the refusal of TSA
agents to respect the rights, dignity and privacy of
Texans which has brought the situation about. Governor
Perry added the bill to the agenda for the special
legislative session after Rep. Simpson told him that
there were probably enough votes to make it through both
the House and Senate.


Unfortunately it looks as if the bill is dead in the
water, and won`t become law, thanks to the efforts of
Old Unfaithful, House Speaker Joe Straus. Straus never
seems to miss an opportunity to obstruct much needed
conservative legislation, and this bill is no exception.
He says it is nothing more than an
"ill-advised publicity stunt" which will make Texas a
"laughingstock."
[
Updated:
Straus Calls TSA Bill
"Publicity Stunt"
,
By Becca Aronson,
Texas Tribune,
June 26, 2011]


How does Straus justify calling it a publicity stunt? He
says it would be
"unenforceable"
, and he is also worried that it
would lead to a showdown over states` rights, after
receiving a letter from Obama`s Justice Department
threatening to shut down all Texas airports if the bill
becomes law. So Straus has employed his usual tricks to
make sure the bill goes nowhere and it`s working. The
bill`s sponsor, Rep. Simpson, says
"at this point,
it`s doubtful…it was a miracle that it got this far."

[Bill
aimed at TSA`s searches in trouble
,
By Dave Montgomery, Star-Telegram.com, June 25, 2011]


Well, frankly, it`s about time we had a showdown with
the gargantuan and overreaching federal government over
states` rights. We can`t keep putting it off or it will
soon be too late. This past weekend brought a new horror
story about TSA agents ordering a




95 year old woman dying of leukemia

to remove her adult diaper as part of a 45 minute
search. Incredibly, the TSA honchos in DC




defended these actions with this statement
:
"We have reviewed
the circumstances involving this screening and
determined that our officers acted professionally and
according to proper procedure."
If states won`t
stand up to federal bureaucrats who think it`s necessary
and "professional" to subject a dying 95 year old lady to a 45 minute
search in which she`s forced to remove her diaper, when
will they stand up?


We need to take action. We need to try to save this
bill, if it`s not too late, and we need to let Straus
know that his latest efforts to block the will of the
conservative voters who gave the GOP a 2-1 margin in
Austin have not gone unnoticed.


We won`t forget, and he and his cronies who delight in
stabbing us in the back will be in for the fight of
their lives next election.

Peter
Morrison (
email
him) is a businessman living in
Lumberton, Texas with his wife and four children. He
currently serves on the Lumberton ISD School Board and
as treasurer of the Hardin County Republican Party. He
says "I believe deeply in the principles of limited
constitutional government, the sanctity of life and that
our state and nation should be run under Thomas
Jefferson`s principle of `Equal Rights for All, Special
Privileges for None.`"
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