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Wow, this Administration really doesn't like Texas...

An astounding Department of Justice threat to cancel airline flights to and from Texas, in addition to underhanded lobbying by TSA representatives, has killed efforts in the state to pass HB 1937, a bill that would have made invasive pat downs by TSA agents a felony.

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.

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First they denied federal help for the wildfires, then he gave a speech on the border mocking those calling for stricter enforcement, now the threat to halt all flights in and out of TX. Thoughts?

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DSamuels

Asked by DSamuels at 3:19 PM on May. 25, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Wow! Sounds like Texas will be its own little nation soon, why not, the administration is begging them to leave the US anyway. Good for Texas, at least one state is standing up for the rights and freedoms that we used to have.

    amazinggrace83

    Answer by amazinggrace83 at 3:23 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • LOL! Maybe it is time they passed a law saying Texans aren't required to pay federal income tax!

    I can't believe this! Are they wanting a war?

    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 3:27 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • Texas, Our Texas! all hail the mighty State!
    Texas, Our Texas! so wonderful so great!
    Boldest and grandest, withstanding ev'ry test
    O Empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest.
    (chorus)

    Texas, O Texas! your freeborn single star,
    Sends out its radiance to nations near and far,
    Emblem of Freedom! it set our hearts aglow,
    With thoughts of San Jacinto and glorious Alamo.
    (chorus)

    Texas, dear Texas! from tyrant grip now free,
    Shines forth in splendor, your star of destiny!
    Mother of heroes, we come your children true,
    Proclaiming our allegiance, our faith, our love for you.

    Chorus

    God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong,
    That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.
    God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong,
    That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long
    Shaken1976

    Answer by Shaken1976 at 3:29 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • He denied federal aid to Texas during the wildfires but granted it to Mexico. Hmmm. I think it's time all states started bucking this Jackass in chief.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 3:37 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • – collapse
    “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"

    They don't touch your private areas. I've been patted down, and no "special areas" were touched. Where does the law end? Does it define private area? That would be the next step...'a private area is any area below the shoulders on a man and below the neck on a woman' Travelers need to suck it up.
    Kitkat61277

    Answer by Kitkat61277 at 3:38 PM on May. 25, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • i'd rather have to have my privates patted down than have a terrorist tuck a bomb in his crotch.
    Fawn80

    Answer by Fawn80 at 3:41 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • I don't think national security policies and procedures are under the jurisdiction of state legislatures. Transportation security is regulated by the feds so I can't imagine what TX was thinking i the first place.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:46 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • They don't touch your private areas. I've been patted down, and no "special areas" were touched.

    So all the people claiming they were are lying and all the videos of it taking place were doctored? Gotcha.

    Just because it didn't happen to YOU, doesn't mean it isn't happening to others.
    DSamuels

    Comment by DSamuels (original poster) at 3:52 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • I hope texas stays strong.
    Dkhilly

    Answer by Dkhilly at 4:02 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • The collapsed need to suck it up
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:52 PM on May. 25, 2011

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