Yesterday, agents of the Federal Government descended on the Capitol in
Their threat: Enact H.B. 1937 -- a bill to forbid TSA agents from touching travelers’ private parts without probable cause -- and
What I am telling you is not a fable, a bad dream, or
It happened yesterday; it happened in
On Tuesday, agents of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) bullied Texas Senators in person, and a DOJ letter was sent to Speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus and President of the Texas Senate David Dewhurst which told Texas to bow in submission to despotism or pay the consequences. Members of the
DOJ LETTER: A Threat Rife with Falsehoods
The DOJ threat letter sent House Speaker Straus and Lt. Governor Dewhurst was rife with utter falsehoods. It claimed that H.B. 1937 “makes it a crime for a federal Transportation Security Official to perform the security screening that he or she is authorized by federal law to perform.”
Where is the federal law that authorizes the Federal Government to suspend the Fourth Amendment’s guarantee against “unreasonable searches and seizures” and requires citizens to be touched in their private parts as a condition to travel?
Please show us the law—we would like to see it.
The DOJ letter also states that “Under the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution,
Dear friends, the Supremacy clause states that the “Constitution, and the Laws of the
There is no federal law that exists or that is consistent with the Constitution that sanctions the touching of private parts without probable cause. To the contrary—the Fourth Amendment forbids them. Further, the Supremacy Clause only protects federal action that is otherwise constitutional. A search without probable cause is an unconstitutional violation of the 4th Amendment. The Supremacy Clause is thus on our side, not theirs, as
As elected officials,
Regrettably, in a moment of panic, Texas Senators caved to the pressure from
Contact the Governor / Lieutenant Governor and Urge them
to Stand against
Now is not the time to sit idly by as
Please call Governor Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and urge them to stand against tyranny and lend active support to H.B. 1937.
Mr. Governor or Lieutenant Governor (or staffer),
I almost couldn't believe my ears when I learned that the federal government is threatening
Please stand strong for our constitutional freedoms and support H.B. 1937. It is imperative that we pass this bill to protect our families from having their private parts touched without probable cause.
Please take action today in supporting H.B. 1937 so that
Contact Texas Governor Rick Perry
Call: (512 463-2000
Fax: (512) 463-1849
Contact Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst
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