What Texas Can Do to Stand Against the TSA Offense to the Family, Constitutional Liberties and Basic Decency
On November 2, Governor Rick Perry was elected to an unprecedented third term to serve as governor of Texas. His campaign platform this election cycle could be summarized by this sentence: “Washington, don’t tread on the liberties of Texans.” Perry invoked the Tenth Amendment numerous times throughout his campaign, pledging to defend Texans against unlawful encroachments from Washington.
Since the election, Perry has released a new book entitled, Fed Up! in which he states: “Our fight is clear. We must step up and retake the reins of our government from a Washington establishment that has abused our trust. We must empower states to fight for our beliefs ... [and] set out to remind our fellow Americans why liberty is guaranteed in the Constitution, and take concrete steps to take back our country.”
If Gov. Perry is serious about taking “concrete steps” to “retake the reins of our government from a Washington establishment that has abused our trust,” then as the Chief Magistrate of Texas, he should defend Texans against unlawful encroachments of the TSA who are conducting unconstitutional full-body scans and invasive pat-downs, and declare that these actions will not be tolerated in Texas.
Read the rest of Doug Phillips' summary of Gov. Rick Perry's responsibility with regard to the TSA scandal here.
Also, you can contact the Governor’s office by e-mail or by phone by following this link: http://www.governor.state.tx.us/contact/.