God Bless Texas and the Texas House of Representatives for having the intestinal fortitude to stand up to the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) sexual assaults of passengers, all in the name of "safety".
As Benjamin Franklin so famously said:
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
Giving government pedophiles the "right" to grope the sexual bits of passengers whenever they feel like it, and then pass it off as a "safety measure" is absurd.
The only people who cannot seem to comprehend this is the TSA itself. And their screeners, of course.
I mean really... If you got paid decent money to feel up the sexy woman next in line, how many are really going to pass that up when "the law" says you "have to"? Sure, you have to feel up some fat ones and some guys now and then, but hey, she's pretty hot, right?
I've been waiting to see if any State legislature would stand up to this garbage, and it's awesome to see Texas not letting me down.
The proposed Texas law would classify any airport inspection that "touches the anus, sexual organ, buttocks, or breast of another person including through the clothing, or touches the other person in a manner that would be offensive to a reasonable person" as an offense of sexual harassment under official oppression.
Love it. Absolutely love it.
It's about time that somebody brought some common sense back to our airports!
I have never comprehended how feeling up some lady, or forcing a breast-feeding mother to pour out her breast milk instead of feeding it to her child, or groping 6-year-old girls in any way makes air transport safer.
If these people were caught groping a 6-year-old girl outside of the airport they'd be charged and convicted for being pedophiles. Period. I fail to comprehend how the same action inside an airport is somehow magically transformed into a sacred act.
It isn't. It's still pedophilia, now government sanctioned.
What is utterly beyond comprehension is how the TSA itself thinks it can hide behind the Constitution for the right to violate the Constitution!
Apparently "Blogger Bob" over at the TSA doesn't have any such concerns... in fact he thinks it's completely appropriate to say that the proposed Texas law is unconstitutional.
“What’s our take on the Texas House of Representatives voting to ban the current TSA pat-down? Well, the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution (Article. VI. Clause 2) prevents states from regulating the federal government.”
To quote Steve Watson's article on PrisonPlanet.com:
How ridiculous it is for the TSA to cite the Constitution in its own defense! While citing one section, it is completely ignoring two others – namely the Fourth and Tenth Amendments.
The Fourth Amendment protects “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches” without “probable cause”.
As far as we can recollect, no where in the Constitution does it say that the federal government has the right to touch Americans’ private parts in the first instance.
Like a good government stooge, "Blogger Bob" says things like:
Myth: All children will receive pat-downs.
Fact: No. TSA officers are trained to work with parents to ensure a respectful screening process for the entire family, while providing the best possible security for all travelers. Children 12 years old and under who require extra screening will receive a modified pat down.