Texas TSA anti-groping bill fails; fight just beginning

AUSTIN, Texas (June 29) – Last ditch efforts to save a bill that would restrict the TSA’s ability to conduct invasive pat-downs in the Lone Star State failed Wednesday afternoon.

The Texas Senate passed its own version of the anti-groping legislation (SB29) 19-11 Tuesday evening and promptly adjourned, leaving representatives just one day to consider the bill.

The House passed the second reading of the Senate bill 106-27, with 16 representatives absent.

But with the end of the special session looming, House members had to vote to suspend the Texas Constitution’s three day reading rule and allow a second vote on SB29 later Wednesday. Several representatives left after the second reading, and the vote to suspend the rules fell short of the 4/5 majority needed on a 96-26 vote.

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TSA: A Modern Day Prima Nocta?

Prima Nocta was an unconscionable policy whereby kings were rumored to have authorized regional lords with sexual rights to other men’s brides on the night of marriage. In clearer terms, rape of the populace, authorized by the king.

I can hear the apologists whispering from the past:

“Well, if you don’t want to be raped by the resident lord, don’t get married.”

If implemented, the primary goal of Prima Nocta in medieval times would have been to bring a population to it’s knees in absolute submission. Kings would have done so to exert unchallenged power over an occupied territory, thus proving their superiority. Since the regional lord held both the physical power and this support of the political system no peaceful recourse would be left to the people. The psychological impact would have been great leading to rapid submission, at least for a time.

At the hands of the TSA, Americans are increasingly faced with a limited implementation of Prima Nocta as our own family’s private parts are fair game to the groping fingers of this federally supported agency. While the TSA’s current actions do not amount to rape, the desired effect of the practice is the same. The apologists today are already making the following argument:

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My letter to the TSA. And their response

I wrote a letter to the TSA about there Keystone cops antics;
Subject: Northwest Florida Regional Airport
From: “Dennis Bamford”
Date: Mon, June 27, 2011 5:22 am
To: “TSA-”
Mailer: SquirrelMail/1.4.21
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How far is the TSA going to go in making our country look like morons?

http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2011/06/tsa-forces-eldely-dying-woman-to-strip/

TSA spokeswoman Sari Koshetz told the newspaper she could not address
specific cases, but noted that agents treat all passengers the same to
ensure national security.

“TSA cannot exempt any group from screening because we know from
intelligence that there are terrorists out there that would then exploit
that vulnerability,” she said

And now we have 95yr olds from Florida being called terrorists!? common on
guys,your supposed to be our best and brightest. The job that your doing
is thankless because you make it that way,TSA agents should be able to
access the person that is in front of them and make the call by which that
person is handled.

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