Showdown: Texas and the TSA

     Recently the Texas House voted unanimously to ban the Transportation Security Administration from conducting invasive pat-downs in Texas airports.  As the bill went to the Senate for final passage, the Justice Department sent a letter to legislators, threatening a cancellation of all flights in and out of the state, if the bill were passed in the Senate.  According to Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston, “two TSA people” showed up to sway Senators from voting on the bill, which had passed the House 138-0. 

“This is a case when the federal government is bullying Texas,” Patrick said. “And apparently they bullied the Lieutenant Governor.”

http://www.lonestarreport.org/Home/tabid/38/EntryId/1178/Patrick-claims-Dewhurst-reason-for-anti-TSA-groping-bills-failure.aspx

Patrick claims Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, wealthy Texas politician and former CIA operative, was involved in a treasonous sabotage of the legislation.  Dewhurst’s past may well be considered:

http://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2002-10-18/106230/

Hundreds of protestors stormed the capitol building in Austin, to show their displeasure at elitist strong-arming and subversion of the law and the will of the people:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTG–Isxnc4

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One Response to Showdown: Texas and the TSA

  1. norm from cheers says:

    Former Miss USA, Susie Castillo had major problems with TSA at the airport in Dallas,Texas. Her story is well documented and is worth taking note of.

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