Resistance to unconstitutional grope-downs will not be defeated by DOJ threats of financial terrorism
Paul Joseph WatsonPrison Planet.com
If the TSA and the federal government thought that their mafia-like elimination of the anti-grope down bill in Texas was the end of the line for resistance against the wholesale TSA takeover of society, they can think again. A nationwide caucus of powerful lawmakers is now activating in a bid to eviscerate the TSA power grab that has stripped Americans of their dignity and constitutional right to privacy.
As we reported earlier today, the Department of Justice and the TSA used financial terrorism to nix HB 1937 in Texas, 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,” shortly before the legislation looked to be on its way to passage in the Senate having passed the Texas House unanimously.
The DOJ and Homeland Security intimidated lawmakers into dropping the bill after they threatened to shut down all the airports in Texas and prevent any commercial flights from operating out of or entering the state, a brazenly tyrannical tactic that proves the federal government is acting more like a mafia criminal enterprise than a body that is supposed to represent the interests of the American people.
Texas lawmaker David Simpson has compared the fight against the TSA to the revolutionary war with Mexico, warning that the federal government is trying to hammer down the final nail in the coffin of the Fourth Amendment.
However, the TSA is about to be overwhelmed by a similar wave of resolutions that are already under debate or waiting to be introduced in numerous other states, thanks to the work of the United States for Travel Freedom Caucus headed up by State Rep. Sharon Cissna, R-Alaska.
Cissna, a 68-year-old cancer survivor who suffered molestation and abuse in her youth, made shock waves back in February when she refused to submit to a TSA grope-down and was subsequently prevented from flying from Seattle, Washington to her home in Alaska.
This incident kick-started a move to stop the TSA treating American citizens like “common criminals,” with the launch of a powerful bi-partisan caucus that already includes legislators from nine states, Alaska, Hawaii, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington.
“To get the attention of Congress, they hope to recruit at least 32 states in total. “Congress has made a terrible mistake by not finding out what is happening with the TSA. I told my story and people responded to my story, and through that experience, I learned how widespread and how big of a problem this is. This is a huge problem,” Cissna told the Hawaii Reporter.
Cissna’s crusade is based on the fact that TSA security procedures have little to do with actual safety (machines that check for explosives without showing images of a person’s naked body are readily available), but are actually about subjecting Americans and especially children to ritual humiliation.
“Parents will wisely not want their small children subjected to the scanners’ x-rays, so they opt for the pat-down,” said Cissna. “As children are touched in places they have been told to protect, they become traumatized. One six-year-old from Kentucky, subjected to a pat-down in New Orleans, started crying from humiliation. It was just heartbreaking. We should not be doing this to our kids.”
Senate Bill 1150, which would render invasive grope downs unlawful in the state of Alaska, is up for debate in the 2012 session, as are numerous other bills and resolutions in the other states involved in the caucus, which held a live teleconference yesterday wherein legislators from the different states war gamed how they could get their bills passed and end the TSA takeover of society.
“The caucus members also are looking to work with legislative membership groups such as the American Legislative Exchange Council and the National Council of State Legislatures to create model legislation for all states to consider,” writes Malia Zimmerman.
The fight to crush the illegal DHS power grab which has been invested in an army of minimum wage morons, perverts and criminals who have been unleashed on the American traveling public is now in full swing. Lawmakers are determined to re-assert states’ rights and eventually abolish the TSA altogether, thereby eliminating a stain on the American conscience that represents everything the country has struggled to avoid becoming in its 235-year history.