Extortion: DOJ Holds Air Travel In Texas Hostage

An astounding DOJ threat to cancel airline flights to and from Texas has killed efforts in the state to pass HB 1937, a bill that would have made invasive pat downs by TSA agents a felony.

HB 1937, 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,” had passed the House 138-0; then came the federal government.

In a letter sent to Texas lawmakers, including to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Speaker Joe Straus, the House Clerk, and the Senate Secretary, U.S. Attorney John E. Murphy threatened to cripple the airline industry in the state if legislators did not back down.

Following a fiery debate in the Texas House last night, Senate sponsor Dan Patrick (R-Houston) pulled the bill, saying the TSA had been “lobbying” the Texas Senate - kinder words than what it really is, US Government Extortion.

“Either Texas backs off and continues to let government employees fondle innocent women, children and men as a condition of travel,” the Rep. David Simpson staff wrote, “or the TSA [Transportation Safety Administration] has the authority to cancel flights or series of flights.”

The DOJ strong-arm tactics in Texas are more evidence of a growing pattern of dissing state attempts to protect citizens from molestation, and to ignore real threats from Mexico.  Consider that while DOJ is muscling Texas, a congressman witnessed an Arab dressed person pass quickly thru the line, while the elderly, and children continue to undergo the invasive pat-downs.

Here is a short list of Obama violations of the US Constitution:
The end of this presidency in 2012 will be followed by years of discovery, no doubt, of even more law breaking by the regime.