UPDATE #2: Karl Denninger of MarketTicker has the right idea…
The simple fact of the matter is that these legislators are wimps.
There’s only one legal way to fight this crap – with your wallet, by snapping it closed.
I have long advocated that you simply not choose to fly. That’s one of the best ways to address what is ultimately a matter of the Airlines demanding (and getting) liability shields which they should not have, as they both have the most to lose from exploding airplanes (they’re both expensive and filled with passengers that have families who will sue) and the right to protect that investment.
The TSA is not about “safety”; we have TSA agents standing accused of sexual molestation (outside of their work, where it’s considered “legal” at present), theft and myriad other offenses. We also have the TSA now apparently providing “security theater” visions for such earth-shattering events as high school proms, where some kid might (horror of horrors!) smuggle in some alcohol.
There’s nothing like the jackboot of government on your neck, starting with a TSA agent reaching down your baby’s diaper to check for “things”, to set forth the principle that the government owns you – and thus has the right to do anything, including commit a sexual assault.
This abuse only stops when you, the American Citizen, demand it stop. And the best and loudest lawful way to do that is to withdraw your business from firms thatfund the jackals at the gate who were responsible for yesterday’s idiocy – in this case the Texas Legislature.
UPDATE from InfoWars.com: Republican Lt. Governor Killed TSA Bill For Obama
The man who was instrumental in working with the federal government to sabotage a bill that would have made TSA grope downs a felony in the state of Texas was Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, a former CIA agent and establishment insider considered to be the wealthiest man in Texas politics.
….Of The TSA, For The TSA, and By The TSA…
If HR [sic] 1937 were enacted, the federal government would likely seek an emergency stay of the statute. 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.
Un-F***in’-Believable! Texas decides to pick a fight with the federal government and
the Gestapo TSA over sexual molestation of law-abiding Americans and then runs from it when the going gets tough! (InfoWars.com: Financial Terrorism: TSA Holds Texas Flights Hostage)
Since WHEN do Texans give a flying squirrel’s backend what the feds have to say about anything? WTF were Texas lawmakers thinking whilst begging ‘by your leave’ from the TSA and DOJ, and SINCE WHEN does the DOJ THREATEN an entire state (letter here.)
Read moreLIBERTY LOST: Texas Picks A Fight With TSA And Then Turns Tail And RUNS (UPDATED #2)