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Washington Times: “Texas Senators Need to Grow a Backbone”

May 27, 2011
Kelly Holt

TSA vs. Texas – The battle is not over

On Tuesday, May 24, federal agents from the TSA visited the Texas legislature threatening to end air travel in Texas if the hugely favored anti-TSA bill, H.B. 1937, passed. The backlash from Texans and even members of the press stung Texas state senators, but not enough to prevent the lawmakers from tucking tail and running. The support the measure lost as a result of federal bullying wasn’t regained in time to resurrect it for passage.

In an article published online yesterday by The New American, Alex Newman outlined an intimidating letter sent to Texas Senate leadership by U.S. District Attorney John Murphy warning the legislators to “kill the bill or else.”

The letter stated, among other things, “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.” Such a statement seems to imply that the TSA is guaranteeing safety now. Further, it’s difficult to believe that all air travel in and out of Texas would or even could be cancelled. Nevertheless, Lone Star Senators caved.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

3 Comments leave one →
  1. j.Hodd permalink
    May 28, 2011 3:04 pm

    Dasgeiss is right. We MUST start electing people who will get in there and do the ‘dirty job’ and not care if they are re-elected or not. People with the GOOD OF THE COUNTRY at heart.

    They are hard to find, but NOT impossible to find. Problem is, it takes MILLIONS of $$$$ to win any election these days. Most campaigns are BOUGHT and then must be PAID FOR….meaning the winner is obligated to those who donate the most.

    How we can change that, I don’t know. Maybe when the PEOPLE get sick and tired enough to get involved?

  2. Dasgeiss permalink
    May 28, 2011 1:03 pm

    This type of weakness is not just limited to Texas Senators but to many if not most politicians as well. It is mainly due to the “Career” mentality of our elected ones. Find a non career politician and you will find someone who will stand up and fight for what is right. Find a career politician and you will find someone who will stand up and run!!!!!!!!!!! Get rid of career politicians!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. marlio permalink
    May 27, 2011 11:50 pm

    Our Texas legislators need to tell TSA to scrwwwwwwwe it!!! Let them stop the flights; Im sure the airlines will love it!!! They are just trying to blackmaill the Congress. What TSA is doing is illegal and our TExas Congress needs to STOP IT!! Until they stop this invasive molestation I will not ever fly again!!

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