Texas House Bans Offensive Security Pat-Downs

AUSTIN (AP) – The Texas House passed a bill that would make it a criminal offense for public servants to inappropriately touch travelers during airport security pat-downs.

Approved late Thursday night, the measure makes it illegal for anyone conducting searches to touch “the anus, sexual organ, buttocks, or breast of another person” including through clothing.

It also prohibits searches “that would be offensive to a reasonable person.”

The bill’s chief sponsor is Republican Rep. David Simpson, who said, “this has to do with dignity and travel, and prohibiting indecent, groping searches.”

He believes it will keep Transportation Security Administration officials from treating travelers like criminals, though the measure may be superseded by federal law.

After a brief but raucous debate, lawmakers approved the measure with little opposition — drawing applause from supporters.

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One Comment

  1. Mark Matis says:

    It’s about time.

    1. brassia says:

      If our government was seriously concerned about our safety they would CLOSE the borders and address the problem of mexican cartel operating in 250 of our towns…..
      The despicable pat downs by sex offenders non the less ( one actually had criminal record) was to condition us Americans to surrender our freedom and learn to live with it! This is the most disgusting administration in the history of our country!

      1. jackie says:

        You are so on target!

      2. SuziQ says:

        When the 3 ICE agents were killed they had a major raid on the cartels within a few days. This says 2 things to me. They know where they are. and They want them to stay in business so they can get their cut. I personally don’t care if people do drugs or smoke pot but if they are buying them on the street, most likely they are helping to support murder and slavery.

      3. Kenneth Glenn Koons says:

        Brassia, you are correct. If the citizens of America would demand Israeli style profiling of ME Muslims et al, not only here going out but coming in,plus doing it for illegals too, we could stop a lot of terror, cartel problems, and the absurd pat downs. We need to close the borders, and profile no matter what the liberal Dems and Big Sis think.

      4. Troll slayer says:

        Kenneth, your comments are spot on. The Israelis have accepted the fact that they are in constant danger and are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect themselves. Sometimes that means offending someone’s delicate sensibilities. Americans need to pull our collective heads out of the sand (or in some cases, our you-know-what) and start taking the danger seriously.

        I personally don’t care if I get scanned, patted down, strip-searched or profiled. I’d rather be safe than sorry. The Israeli’s will tell anyone that if they don’t like the security procedures, then they are free to live/travel elsewhere. This has allowed Israel to exist for 60-plus years, despite being surrounded by countries that want to annihilate it.

      5. Nico says:

        I totally agree, especially the last sentence.

      6. Nico says:

        In reply to “brassia”, I totally agree with you, especially when you wrote “This is the most disgusting administration in the history of our country”.

      7. www.AggieAvonLady.com says:

        Right on! You hit the nail on the head.Space

      8. sage says:

        your are right, and disgusting is too mild of a word for it.

      9. Kay says:


      10. Myself says:

        It was only 1 ICE. Yes, we have a problem with drug cartels, but it is because the americans buy drugs!!! Hollywood movies worsen the problem glorifying drug addiction, American armers sell assault guns to drug dealers and nobody in the US say anything about that, why? Because they earn money. So, instead of saying that start by cleaning your own house. And nobody say anything in America about the two the ICE agents that killed two children firing to Mexian territory with no reason, so everybody in Mexico liked the Zetas when they killed the ICE agent. Those ICE are very machos when dealing with civilians, but are cowards against armed men.

        Wake up Brassi, your government keep you and the other citizens paranoic in order to control you better: paranoic against british, royalists, spaniards, germans, fascists, communists, terrorists, and now drug cartels!

    2. Philip Kirschner says:

      All I can say from the big apple is GOD BLESS the state of Texas. Perhaps states will build upon this and pas laws getting RID TSA and their NAZI style pat downs and sex assaults of the traveling public.

    3. mihoda says:

      Uh huh. Guess which state the next plane wielding terrorists are going to board their flight in?

      …and guess where they will be hiding their weapons.

      1. TOM SERVO says:

        If anything ever happens on a TX plane because of this, you can bet your life it’s a repeat Bay of Tonkin.

        Ah well. It’s almost not even worth it anymore, really. I’m sorry mihoda. 80% of America firmly believes the hype that there is some real danger lurking out there from “terrorists.” I don’t know how you sleep at night. George Orwell’s 1984 probably sounds like a paradise to you: Not having to worry about anything “bad” happening to you ever again, all because of big, strong, oppressive government there to watch out for you.

        No, I would bet you’ve never read it. You should check it out.

      2. sage says:

        they shouldn’t be in our country to begin with. get rid of them and close the damn borders, solid.

      3. Mike says:

        I guess no one thinks about how impossible it is becoming for legitimate TSA people to do their jobs without the fear of legal reprisal. We’re headed for yet another “he said, she said” court battle in which lawyers win and nothing is resolved. If you think patting down passengers 8 hours a day and then having to deal with their self-righteousness and indignation is fun and games, go to Texas. Most of our threats now come from U.S. citizens or legalized aliens.

      4. Feste Ainoriba says:

        I guess you don’t think about how impossible it is for otherwise law abiding citizens to live their lives without fear of being abused by security professionals WITHOUT PROBABLE CAUSE and in violation of our fundamental rights.

        IT SHOULD be difficult, and the burden of proof should be substantial, for a police officer, or security personnel to interfere with an individual who is freely going about their business. Satisfying a security specialist should never be a prerequisite for the right to exercise my liberties. Police and TSA agents SHOULD be on the defensive and unable to act without probable cause.
        Sexually molesting people, subjecting them to harmful radiation, making them take their shoes off, and forcing them to buy sodas inside the security zone WILL NOT prevent terrorist attacks on this country. It will, however, terrorize the citizens, and trample the constitution.
        Once police are empowered by law or regulation to “prevent” crime by trampling our liberties (instead of just arresting people for having committed crimes) we will discover that we have transformed from a constitutional democratic republic and into an oligarchy run by police forces (a police state, if you will).

        I WANT police (and other security personnel) to be in constant fear of legal reprisal. THAT is the only way to keep them subordinate to the people and working ON BEHALF of the people. If you haven’t figured it out…the vast majority of Americans don’t want their liberties trampled by jack booted thugs.

        You need to ask yourself, where exactly do you stand on the 4th amendment? Are you willing to surrender Constitutional limits on government powers out of expediency? Do you think that Constitutional limits on federal powers have an implied “except when the fed government thinks it is expedient to violate these proscriptions”?
        Are you a son of liberty, or its enemy?

      5. person says:

        A weapon would have to be pretty small to fit inside the genitals of a person, come on! How much do you get paid to be posting in this kind of place. It is so obvious you are working for someone…it is even silly

      6. Speedy says:

        Mike is the dude in the picture!!! ;))

    4. H. E. Vincent says:

      For Servo- Ever hear of Lockerbie?

      1. D R W 70 says:

        Yeah…….well a TSA sexual assault would not have stopped that, as the bomb was planted in a radio and was packed away in the luggage compartment.

        And to STEVE from above……the ‘terrorists’ are not the reason that I refuse to fly. It is because I REFUSE to submit to our HOME GROWN TERRORISTS that currently are working for our own government in the form of the TSA….

    5. Chris C says:

      I love how this puts liberals between a rock and a hard place. They want to support this measure, but they don’t want to create a precedent where Arizona can pass its own immigration policies.

      Unfortunately, they can’t have it both ways.

    6. nolaguy412 says:

      Waste of time! Federal Law overrules state and TSA is governed by Federal Law! Morons!

      1. trog58 says:

        Actually TSA opperates under regulations put in place by homeland security. There is no law that says TSA has the right to do these invasive searches. They claim the ability by saying we have the right to choose not to fly. I say we have the right to be free from gov’t intrusion. Let free markets rule. If airlines allow terrorists then people will stop flying. Let the airlines handel security. Then we the people can decide who is safest and spend our dollars there.

      2. Chris says:

        According the the supremacy clause of the constitution, federal law supersedes state law when in pursuance of the constitution, but since TSA is violating the constitution by groping genitals, it isn’t in pursuance of the constitution, is not protected by the supremacy clause, and does not supersede state law.

      3. george Bush says:

        no its not a waste of time !! If those aholes grope me I promise im callling the cops and having them arrested!And im sure the tsa employees dont want to spend there time in jail.They might get out of it later but it will at least send a message!!

      4. person says:

        Hopefully someone that want votes from Texans will think twice.

    7. AT says:

      Expect a false flag plane attack to try and scare us all back in line. After all, Michael Chertoff and pals were making profits form these machines. God forbid our little quest such as freedom from their perversion and seeking protection under the 4th Amendment should stand in the way.

      1. Feste says:

        Terrorism is being used as a stalking horse by those who seek to replace our constitutional republic with a security oligarchy.

    8. Danielle says:

      Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this “bill” isnt going to happen. Yes the STATE had passed it, but TSA is FEDERAL. Federal overrides State. Therefor, Texas just wasted their time trying to pass a bill thats never going to happen.

      1. Patrick says:


        Go back to school girl. You know NOTHING about the Constitution. It’s easy to see why you work for the TSA – you’re too stupid to do anything productive.

    9. Greg says:

      It’s not a “dog and pony show” if it causes the local prosecution of TSA employees and forces a show down in Federal Court. The point is to force TSA through Public awareness and cause the WH to count the political cost.

    10. SBPDL says:


      This might be the best and most conservative site on the internet.

      The TSA is evil


    11. Joe says:

      Your civil rights guarantee citizens protection from unreasonable searches. There is no reason for every passenger to blow up an air plane, and we have historical proof of that. Your civil rights also guarantee citizens from protection of unreasonable spending, but you have to read and believe in the US Constitution.

      Notice how CBS says this article can not be rewritten, which also means the media does not matter anymore. Fair use discussion of the material is allowed by law, and to say that no one can talk about the issues without being accused of violating CBS or the author of the article is censorship and violations of the First Amendment, something that used to apply to the press?

      We will talk about the issues whether you people in the press like it or not, and getting credited for reporting that event “A” happened at Location “B” as reported by “CBS” is about all you people deserve credit for?

      Bunch of commies? Oh sure, the article can not be re-written, now please participate on our online forum where you can rewrite what we just said and talk about it all you want? Hypocrites? The only reason the media has survived is because of advertising built into all the products and services we buy, and it has nothing to do with the intelligence or even competence of the press?

      Well CBS claims to be a news organization, let us all hold our breath while they answer these important questions

  2. ANIMALAURA says:

    This law will have about as much kick as a dead mule. The Feds believe they are ABOVE THE LAW…. and no law applies. They can do whatever they want… including grouping small children by their TSA known pedophiles on staff.

    1. Congress Works For Us says:

      The Feds do believe that… but the poor guy making $40k a year working for the TSA isn’t going to State jail for what the Feds in DC believe…

      1. Cowboy says:

        Thomas Jefferson: On the Need for a Little Rebellion Now and Then

        “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions, indeed, generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people which have produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild in their punishment of rebellions as not to discourage them too much. It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.”

    2. papalarry says:

      You got that right ANIMALAURA! The whole damn government is out of control!!!

    3. www.AggieAvonLady.com says:

      Unfortunately you are right on. There is no end to their hunger for power and they believe the people are too stupid to recognize what is going on. Instead they mock us for wanting a secure border and attack anyone with enough guts to stand up to them.

  3. sudmuf says:

    The rervolt against tyranny has begun

    1. Bob says:

      Unfortunately the revolt against tyranny hasn’t begun nor is it likely to begin. We have the internet as a means of expressing our frustrations and dissatisfactions and as long as there is a means to vent the likelihood of revolt is lessened. Thomas Jefferson, our 3rd president and author of our great Constitution, unless I’m mistaken, once said that we, the Amercan people, should revolt every 30 years in order to keep our government in check and to prevent the tyranny from which we left to arise. Our loss of freedoms and governmental abuses of power are our own faults as much as the government’s for we have not done our duty to protect our freedoms. But there is no winner in a revolution because the people that would fight to protect the corrupt government are the same people who are now fighting for our freedoms and way of life and that is our military. They are the American people’s ally, not our enemy. They are the enforcers of our will, not our enemies yet in order for a revolt to happen, in the worst case scenario, full scale revolution, the Amercan people would have to stand up against our own people in uniform. That already happened once in our history and it was a tragedy of the worst sort. I don’t know if it could ever happen again or even if it should happen again but I do know that something should be done about the corruption and abuse of power in our country. Every freedom we lose is a freedom our loved one’s fought, suffered, killed, and died to protect at some point in history whether recently or over 200 years ago. This country has countless problems that range from the petty to the profound and as long as our elected officials are either too stubborn or to egotistical to listen with an open mind to the people who put them in office then the problems are only going to get worse. Somehow, someway, the government needs to remember that they are put in power to represent us, not rule us for we are free men and women of the United States of America, the greatest nation in the world. Yet one must also realize the times we live in now and if one were to revolt they would be incorrectly labeled a terrorist instead of a patriot. The word terrorist is now a weapon used by the government to keep the people from being patriots. It’s a form of psychological warfare used against us. Granted, if someone were to revolt and harmed the civilian population then terrorist would be the correct label but how do you revolt against a government that refuses to fight it’s own battles but instead sends it’s military made of volunteer citizens to do it’s fighting for it? Elect officials who tell you what you want to hear and then do the opposite of what they promise once put into office? My suggestion is to simply write enough letters to our representatives and remind them of why they were elected to office and what this country was intended to be at it’s inception. We are free men and women but with freedom MUST come personal responsibility for our actions as well as our decisions in life, from the simplest to the most complex. I’m sorry for the long reply but the abuses of our freedoms by the TSA is only one of many that we must suffer in our obediance to the Lords of Washington and in order to properly address one I must address them all even if they are not listed because listing them all would be an ineverending task. God save America!

      1. Don'tTouchMyJunk says:

        Well said, and I read every word. 🙂

      2. Dave says:

        TJ did not write the constitution, nor was he a delegate at the convention that produced it. James Madison is known as the “father” of the Constitution

      3. Capt.IsaacDavis says:

        Very well stated Bob!

      4. Bob says:

        Dave, I stand corrected. You are right about James Madison. I was wrong. Thank you for pointing that out. Now, why can’t politicians admit when they are wrong? It’s not nearly as painless as not accepting the truth for what it is. Lol.

      5. Bob says:

        I meant to say painful instead of painless. My typo totally reversed the point I was trying to make. Lol.

      6. USArmyCombatMedic says:

        I agree with you 100%, but that would have been way easier to read if you had made it in paragraphs.. just sayin…

      7. Amos says:

        TJ was not the author of our Constitution. He was in France at the time the Constitution was being debated because he was America’s ambassador to that Country. He wrote the Declaration of Independence that provided the basis for the American colonies to politically separate themselves from Great Britain in 1776.

        TJ did write that “from time to time the Tree of Liberty had to be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.”

      8. Geneva says:

        Thank you.

      9. Mad Max says:

        You sir, should run for office. if you are as patriotic as your post indicates… And I’ll say that you are, then you are the caliber of person that needs to lead the “revolt” from the front lines in Washington. Someone who writes with such knowledge, passion and zeal would surely lead with the kind of integrity people need to see now a days.

        Please, serve you country and your people.

      10. Attilashrugs says:

        Jefferson was in Paris during the Constitutional Convention.

      11. Jay S says:

        Write letters begging for your rights? Come on. How utterly defeated are you?

        I’m 25, and I intend to leave the country ASAP. I refuse to provide any tax money to this government. The American people will get the government they deserve.

      12. Wallace says:

        Thomas Jefferson did not author the Constitution, rather the Declaration of Independence; and too, he never said we shoiuld have a revolution every 30 years. This was attributed to him by the American communist party and has been wide spread from leftist sources since.

        The true authors of our Constitution was the Constitutional Convention members aking the writing of the Federalist Papers’and Anti-Federalist writings nd should be mostly ascribed to James Madison nad John Jay

      13. Bob says:

        Mad Max, thank you for your support. I have no interest in being involved in politics simply because I wouldn’t be able to stand being surrounded by other politicians every day. Lol.

        Jay S, I don’t quite follow your logic. I suggest peaceful efforts to make improvements while you’re talking about packing it in and running? I’m the one who’s utterly defeated? I’m not the one giving up. I’m 42 and I’ve seen far more changes in the country than you have. My suggestion may not improve a single thing but peaceful means should always be tried before more radical means when talking about our own nation. Leaving the country is the surest sign of defeat. Believe me, if our politicians would fight I would fight them but I will not fight our military, who I respect and admire for their selfless service of our nation. They are not our enemy. What would you suggest we do other than all of us pack it in and flee with our tails between our legs?

      14. jharry3 says:

        The pulled a Constitutional Convention to write the Constitution while Thomas Jefferson was in France on purpose.
        We started out as a Confederacy – remember the Articles of Conferation?
        That was illegally dissolved behind closed doors by those Founding Fathers who were Masons. All had to swear to secrecy what they were doing.
        Franklin was in there and was none to happy with the way it went down. One the way out the chamber was when Franklin made his famous remark to a bystander who asked what form of government did we now have. “A republic, if you can keep it” replied Franklin. The sounthern states seceded in 1861 to try and get back to a Confederacy because it turned out the Constitution left too much room for the Federal Government under the Constitution to grab power. We all know how that turned out… reference comments on TSA , et al

      15. Bob says:

        Thank you everyone for pointing out the mistakes about Thomas Jefferson in my original reply. I stand corrected. Though my historical information is flawed I still believe the heart of the matter, the point, is accurate and true.

      16. Sharlene Music says:

        I have researched this situation extensively; for one solution, please check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U8O1AZROmk

      17. Alan Whitney says:

        Bob, I printed your post. I will send it to my Reps.

      18. Alexander says:

        That was a very long text. But I agree with the overall intention. It is as much our fault as our governments. When we are so ignorant to vote for looks and the face value, we will get only a face value. We put people in Senate that are useless because we allow lobby games. We support those who are supported by super PACs only to diminish our own individual voices. We encourage tyranny and that’s how almost all superpowers were brought down throughout the history. From within!

      19. Eric Lindsey says:

        Actually, I believe that if the people that fight now for our freedoms were told to fight people revolting in this country to preserve the constitution, the leaders of said institution would probably find themselves scrambling to find people to put down the revolt. Of course you would always have a few that find joy in following unlawful or jump at the chance to have power over others, but I think you would find a lot of empty beds and alot of missing weapons if the military was ever ordered to fight people at home.

      20. Frank says:

        Every 19 years I believe, but your point is well taken.

      21. Serenity Nations says:

        That is so very true. I have been watching the decline from an outside perspective. I do not live in the United States I live in Canada. Here we to have seen that very same from our politicians.

        Now everyone should cut and paste your letter and relay that message on every news site across the globe when you have time. I for one am going to do that, to continue this relay or chain mail so to speak.

      22. no longer confused says:

        I seriously doubt the military would follow Obama, most I know dislike him immensely. The military swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, not willy-nilly follow the orders of the likes of Obama again the citizens of this country.

      23. Deb says:

        Please go to http://www.goooh.com (Get Out Of Our House) to see what can be done to change this loss of freedom. We must elect citizen legislators in order to end the two party stranglehold on our government. A Texan, Tim Cox, is leading the way. Hope everyone checks out this movement of freedom.

      24. tnjack says:

        spott on!

      25. Dalemu says:

        Viva La Revolution!

      26. Jeff says:

        Jay S

        Please make your departure a rapid one. And dont let the door hit your ass on the way out.

        P.S. Please stop by the U.S.embassy or consulate in whatever utopic land you end up in and surrender your pasport!

      27. Roland says:

        Wallace wrote “[Jefferson] never said we shoiuld have a revolution every 30 years. This was attributed to him by the American communist party and has been wide spread from leftist sources since.” Not sure I’d call Free Republic leftist!


      28. Wolffie says:

        “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”
        – Marcus Tullius Cicero

        It’s happened before and it will happen again as long as men desire freedom and as long as there are those who think it foolish.

      29. John Van Wagenen says:


      30. Cowboy says:

        Thomas Jefferson: On the Need for a Little Rebellion Now and Then

        “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions, indeed, generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people which have produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild in their punishment of rebellions as not to discourage them too much. It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.”

      31. linda says:

        less is more

      32. SV says:

        Well said Sir. In addition..

        THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Obama, with an army to enforce his tyranny, has declared that he has a right (not only to TAX) but “to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER” and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.

        Only changed two words from Thomas Paine’s original.

        I swore an oath 30 years ago to “Protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;and that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.”

        No expiration date on that one.

        I’m not advocating violence, but we are being turned into sheep, not free people.

        Where does it stop?

        When terrorists blow up a train do we submit to gropings to ride Amtrack?

        When terrorists attack a shopping mall, do we submit to these indignities in order to shop?

        When terrorists slaughter the people in line to clear airport security, do we submit to searches in the parking garage?

        When terrorists drive a vehicle based explosive device (vbed) into a building, do we submit to roadside checkpoints with body scanners?

        TSA is playing a reactive game to the terrorists actions. Al-Qaeda members are laughing at us as our government is destroying us and our freedoms better than Al-Qaeda ever could.

        All this in the name of security. No thanks, I’ll keep my dignity and take my chances. More threats have been stopped by airline passengers tackling the perpetrators then by TSA screening.

        The world is NOT safe. Never has been, never will be.

        hey who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin

        And from Patrick Henry,


      33. waltd says:

        Could not have said it any better. But, how do you wake up this great nation???

    2. Ryan Santos says:

      Blessed Be…Ryan Santos, American

    3. Goodgold says:

      A lot of us totally agree with you. Thanks.

    4. somewhereinus says:

      Going to disagree with you here on this. The freedom of expression on the net gives way to moves like Texas has made into this area where the feds have just gone too far. Its about time, but its a great time, and other states will have to follow or lose their population, period. I am not willing to live in a state that does not stand up for the constitutional rights of its citizens. No one else should settle for it either, not ANYONE. Change has been slow, but BECAUSE of the internet, this subject could not be overlooked or squashed by the mainstream media… Thank God for alternative media for the people!!!!

      1. StaticKlingon says:

        I wrote a letter to my Texas state rep on that subject. I wrote that I believe that the Texas constitution guarantees that I will live under a republic form of government, and the at some point it can be judged that Federal usurpation would have removed that right (and in the process reduce state government to null and void status HAHA) I asked at what point can we decide that Texas no longer has a republic for her citizens. I don’t know that he came up with an answer to that for me, but he did call and have a half hour conversation to figure out what I was up to. Hit em where they live!

    5. Freedom Ringer says:

      All we need is ONE million people to march on Washington waving the American flag, shouting ‘FREEDOM!’ in unison. Peacefully shutdown Washington. It’s not like we need half of America to show up. Just .333% of the population would work. We just have to hijack the mainstream media somehow, to get the word out.

    6. Sharlene Music says:

      The “people” not the “citizens” have rights to alter and abolish the govt. we created; please take a look at this video I made http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDQB-Ha2fAM

    7. Ricardo_Queso says:

      They picked a perfect photo for the story. That TSA goon looks like he spends every night practicing his “You talkin’ to me? Ok, you’re gettin’ the full body cavity check, wiseguy” lines in the mirror of his room at the ‘Y’.

    8. Joe says:

      TSA and the Government have gone way to far. You can’t protect our freedom by taking it away.

      1. StaticKlingon says:

        The irony is that we have to give up the right to travel freely within our own borders so that people from other countries can tear through here at will. I would be willing to keep out all but what is absolutely necessary. We don’t need the hassle, the diseases, or the expense.

    9. james says:

      honestly how many people need to correct Bob about Thomas Jefferson? Did you even read what he said or just a couple sentences? He said himself in his original post that “he could be wrong”. So i’ll do what these other bozos do and only comment by pointing out someones mistake. honestly people. is that all you got out what he said? Great comment Bob. There should be more like you.

    10. wanda sage says:

      Indiana Court rules that Hoosiers cannot resist police from illegally entering your home. Seems tyranny is alive and well in Indiana. Seems there is a 4th Amendment issue here.

    11. anonymous says:

      We should also be allowed to video tape it openly. being arrested for video taping a sexual assualt is rediculous. It has nothing to do with security as anyone can buy a spy pen video recorder for $10

      It is time for America to rise up against TSA. Stop flying until their assaults stop.

    12. Bill says:

      The invasive searches are as I have said before a Smoke Screen like Black Magic, supposed to make Americans think we are safe because the TSA does these feel ups to us.
      It must stop and fire all the TSA people now. Let us just go through the airport as we always have.
      But, hire police who are trained to profile. Let’s stop kidding ourselves. We know who is trying to kill us and it is not a midwest grain farmer, his wife and baby.
      TSA be gone!
      Pilots need to watch who gets on their plane too and kick the persons off who wear turbins.

      1. FedUp389 says:

        Better yet. Replace TSA with explosive sniffing dogs in the terminals and Air Marshals on every flight; two if need be.

        It couldn’t be more expensive than the current system and would impact only the morons trying to hijack planes.

  4. steve says:

    THANK GOD- i only hope that ALL the other states follow their lead

      1. Babylonian says:

        how is a petition going to help ? you need to file a federal lawsuit and take it all the way up the chain, to the supreme court and then win

        I don’t think the judges will let you win though

      2. Yes says:

        There’s strength in numbers!

      3. Here's why says:

        The U.S. Constitution gives you the right to petition.

        Signing a petition shows support for a cause you feel is worthy.

        The more support, the greater the potential for change.

    1. Al G says:

      Maryland has a smooth talking Obama lapdog. If the Obama administration asked for a 3 minute fondle, Gov Martin O’Malley would fondle for 6 minutes.

    2. Ben Franklin says:

      Every one needs to keep TSA in check. They are manipulating events to seize more power. They are molesting children and definitely dont belong in train or bus stations. We dont have a country if we dont have our freedoms. We are becoming a nation of ninnies and when you sacrifice freedom for security you get neither.

  5. John_Hart_da_man says:

    The bigger picture that everyone is missing is something called the 4th Amendment. Why has there been no outcry and reaction from all levels of government and courts regarding the TSA’s blatant assumption that all are presumed guilty and therefore they skip that whole inconvenient thing of no undue search and seizure.

    1. Frank says:

      It’s been tried but the courts ruled that you do’t have a right to fly and the government can require that you undergo their groping if you want to. Ya, well we don’t have a right to a car either so when do they start randomly stop cars and grope the passengers?

      1. John_Hart_da_man says:

        …..or bicycles! No….. even children do not have a right to tricycles so they must be stopped and accosted as well!

        Glad you brought this up because if that was a court’s reasoning, it only shows how far we have strayed from the intent of the Constitution. It is there to limit the power of government NOT THE PEOPLE.

      2. Bruce says:

        that is a messed up arguement. The right involved is the right not to be subject to unlawful searches and siezures….do we have a right to own our own home? The 4th amendment is not subject to whatever right you have…IT IS our right in and of itself.

      3. Darrell says:

        The way the airport security chooses the people they search is insane and other than choosing the people they don’t think will fight back there is no reasoning. That being said, part of the contract a person agrees to when “choosing” to purchase a ticket are these stupid searches. Texas is on the right path.

    2. Hazmat77 says:

      The 4th prohibits UNREASONABLE SEARCH ….. until SCOTUS says otherwise, the TSA has carte blanche to take any steps it deems reasonable to protect the air travel system and the People … at least this is what they would assert, if they haven’t yet.

      Based on the facts available to the public, the TSA’s approach, absent profiling, will never be effective in providing 100% security. The foolish pat downs and body searches are, in my opinion, UNreasonable. Unfortunately I’m not a member of SCOTUS.

    3. FedUp389 says:

      “Why has there been no outcry ”
      becaused the overwhelming majority of our fellow citizens don’t give a damn. They’re too busy finding our who got voted off the island or made it to Dancing with the Stars or similar trash.

      Hell, half the eligible electorate skps the Presidential election and midterm elections are even worse.

      TSA does what it does because no one complains.

      I refuse to accept the ‘well, I can’t do anything about this.”

      I can and I have.

      I refuse to fly. period.

      I refuse to subject myself to “Gate Rape’ posing as Security Theater as does my wife. We travel by car, see the sights and avoid all the TSA kubuki theater.

      If enough of us simply say no, this nonsense will end.

      Yes, it is inconvenient. Yes, it takes more time.

      I’m sure the Continental Army at Valley Forge was a bit inconvenienced too.

      1. Nicole says:

        Half the electorate votes but a whole lot of dead people vote. And what is to stop illegal aliens from voting?

      2. Feste Ainoriba says:

        Part of the reason for no outcry is because the “free” press supports the administration. Instead of performing their designated role as the “watcher on the tower”, the mainstream media has thrown in with the enemies of the Constitution, and willingly aid and abet undermining traditional Constitutional limits on government power.
        The “free” press has been infiltrated by progressives who roundly condemn and belittle patriots while wrapping their wolves in sheep’s clothing and passing them off as benefactors to the sheep.

        Our watchmen, our free Press, are not just asleep at the switch, they are actively lulling the public into complacency instead of raising the alarm.

  6. Jay Joseph Laurence Wolf says:

    Everything the TSA does is window dressing for the fools. Nothing they do makes us ant safer and your a fool if you think so. I used to fly 5+ a week and am in a related field to security. I used to watch them spend 5 minutes patting down the Pilots of the plane. Stupid sheeple the pilot can crash the plane he does not need a weapon to do that.

    OH and for those who thought it was cool to drop out of HS States rights preempt Federal. There is no clause in the Constitution for the TSA. Only by suspending federal funding does congress force States to comply with their constitutional violating mandates.

    1. Nancy says:

      After going through security in San Francisco, where the body scanner for some reason was not operational, watching old ladies and children getting groped, i sat down at the gate next to a woman who realized after she had been through security that she had a full can of Diet Sprite in her carry on. So much for the 3-1-1 rule! Good thing is was soda and not explosive. Duh!

    2. American Fatty says:

      Not really.

      Article VI, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, known as the Supremacy Clause, establishes the U.S. Constitution, U.S. Treaties, and Federal Statutes as “the supreme law of the land.” The text decrees these to be the highest form of law in the U.S. legal system, and mandates that all state judges must follow federal law when a conflict arises between federal law and either the state constitution or state law of any state. (Note that the word “shall” is used, which makes it a necessity, a compulsion.)

      1. Corporal Punishment says:

        Groping is not a federal statute, treaty or part of the US Constitution, so therefore, state statute overrules fed agency regulation.

      2. Cato says:

        Your truncating of Article VI, Clause 2 of the Constitution leads me to wonder if you are just another liberal decepticon or if you just don’t understand what the Clause means. Article VI, Clause 2 states: “The Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; etc., shall be the Supreme Law of the Land; etc.” This means that any law passed by Congress and signed by the President must be CONSTITUTIONALLY lawful to be Supreme. Every Federal Law must still be viewed under the limitations of the Constitution to be considered Supreme.

      3. Guest says:

        @ American Fatty: you’re only discussing part of the Supremacy Clause. The part that I’m talking about is “implied preemption.” If a state law directly conflicts with the Federal law, the Federal law wins. See Gibbons v. Ogden.

        @ Cato: “truncating” means shortened. I quoted the full text of the Supremacy Clause so I’m not really sure what you’re talking about. In fact, you truncated it in your post.

    3. Sandogbob says:

      It´s truly amazing that the TSA geeks do such a complete search and pat down to make sure I don’t have the ability to take over the aircraft with my fingernail clippers. But the fun part is after they are certain I don’t have a knife, as soon as the meal is served, I now have a metal knife and fork. Go figure.

    4. Hazmat77 says:

      Jay Joseph Laurence Wolf

      Check the Commerce Clause; the necessary and proper clause; and the

      1. Cowboy says:

        Liberal interpretation of the ‘commerce clause’ and the ‘necessary and proper’ clause make absolutely no legal sense under statutory interpretation of the law. How can those be interpreted as federal government ability to do what it wants, given the clear meaning of the 10th Amendment?

  7. Frank says:

    Hey Gumby, haven’t ya heard, Big Sis now wants to pat you down riding a train, going to a ball game and soon at malls. It never ends. I say let’s go back to Smith & Wesson airlines.

  8. WakeUp says:

    What happened to the 10th amendment? Seems the states were suppose to supersede the feds.

    1. Alan says:

      Let’s see if Arizona can get its fence built to protect itself from invasion. I bet the Federal government will stop them even though AZ is raising the money to build the fence from private donations coming in from around the country. The central government is pushing the states around using a grossly exaggerated threat of terrorism as the pretext. Personally, I’d rather take my chances with terrorists than give up my rights. I believe most Americans feel that way. “Give me liberty or give me death.” Tyranny has no place in the USA.

      1. Hazmat77 says:

        If the States build the fence on private land the Feds have no recourse.

      2. Cowboy says:

        At least one would hope so…

    2. ognywogny says:

      What happened to the 10th amendment was called the Civil War!

      1. Babylonian says:

        yes and the south lost !

      2. Blaze says:

        THAT was the War of Northern Aggression and NOBODY in the modern USA knows exactly WHY it was really fought…had NOTHING to do with slavery…actually the North was JUST as slave happy if not MORE so…
        Unfortunately the axiom: ‘To the Winner Go the Spoils’ ALSO means ‘We get to rewrite all the History books for the upcoming generations!”

      3. Blaze says:

        Everyone lost fathers, brothers, sons and grandsons because the US government wanted to cover up yet another colossal LANDGRAB!!

  9. Jamie says:

    Maybe we can have two sets of airlines and two sets of airports… one for those so uptight about being touched they’re willing to risk their life over it… and one for the rest of us who are under no delusion that militant terrorist are gone because ONE individual has been executed. Personally I’d rather have the security then the risk of flying with a jihadist. I’m just sayin…

    1. Ben Franklin says:

      No terrorist has been stopped by the TSA.

      Not one.

      After ten years, you’d think that they would have a veritable rogues gallery of terrorists that they had stopped. It doesn’t exist, because they never stopped one.

      They will give you statistics on how many ‘terrorist weapons’ have been seized, but they are all pen knives and nail files.

      Not one terrorist has been stopped by the TSA. Think about it.

      1. steve says:

        exactly! its security theater – they just want to take away our rights and break our will so when they come and knock on your door for a bus ride to the fema camps, everyone will just bow down and lick their masters boots-

      2. Babylonian says:

        How do you know that terrorists weren’t deterred from trying to go through security to the point where they stayed home ?

      3. Martin Bogle says:

        Has any terrorist act been committed with a weapon by anyone who went through a tsa screening?

      4. davec says:

        Not only is there no record of STOPPING it, THEY LET ONE ON IN NYC. Remember the one who put the fake bomb in the SUV in NYC?


      5. Robert says:

        Babylonian What about the underwear bomber? He not only boarded a plane, but successfully managed to light the fuse. He was just to dumb to know how painful that would be and it was sheer luck on our part that there wasn’t a more capable person trying to die for Allah.

        The TSA’s own security tests are showing that weapons and simulated bombs are making it through checkpoints virtually unhindered. So how is this grope-a-dope policy helping again?

      6. Babylonian says:


        yes the underwear bomber got through, you are right about that

        however I am asking how people know that others didn’t give up and not try because it would be too hard to get one through the checkpoint

      7. Jay Stang says:


        The shoe bomber and the underwear bomber were both on inbound international flights. They did not go through TSA insecurity to get on a plane. The underwear bomber was allowed to get on the plane in Amsterdam by the CIA. Admiral Dennis Blair, the outgoing DNI, testified to Congress in a hearing recently that the CIA let him board so he could lead agents to his fellow terrorrists (which did not exist).

      8. Cowboy says:

        And if we don’t let ANYONE on planes, air travel will be even safer…

        Except for air traffic and airline accidents, so I guess we should eliminate them.

        Everyone stay home and you will be safe…

        Except for crime, heart attacks, accidents…

    2. Noelle says:

      See my reply above. THe TSA has a 80% fail rate. You are safer being inspected by clowns from Cirque Du Soliel.

      1. Tom says:

        That would be a sight I would PAY to see.. 😉

      2. Shay says:

        They would juggle your balls…

      3. Frank says:

        What you say is true but to not disparage the TSA too much, they have an impossible mission.

      4. Cowboy says:

        TSA has an impossible mission because political correctness …

    3. Kyle says:

      Jamie, You have yourself a deal! I’m encouraged to see someone in favor of voluntary risk/reward. Now we can both be happy.

      Though we don’t need two sets of airports, just two security lines — one that screens based on rational criteria — and the one with the TSA. I trust you’ll accept the results when 90% of the people voluntarily choose the best option; I will.

    4. Alex Scipio says:

      The problem with your reasoning is this: I fly alot and have no problem. But having the feds grope and frisk my 13-year-old daughter is not reasonable. Think about it reasonably for a second. 25 years ago if ANYONE had groped my daughter as TSA now demands to be able to grope anyone and everyone, I’d have knocked the guy down and he – not me – would have been prosecuted for battery on the child. 50 years ago I’d have beaten the guy silly – and been helped by fellow passengers and any cop in shouting distance. Progress is not supposed to mean less liberty, fewer freedoms and no rights, or the establishment of a government police force that can grope at-will.

      Take your ideology out of the discussion and just think for a moment. And, no, this groping is not going to make anyone safer. As already pointed-out here, TSA has not stopped anyone. And the refusal to treat Muslims equally via pat-downs shows that their interest has nothing to do with security when they refuse to search those responsible for ALL terrorism over the past 20+ years.

      1. Eric says:

        While I agree with some of what you’re saying, let me just ask you: why is it that we have been attacked by Middle Easterners? Because the official findings of the 9/11 Commission blamed it on “blowback”.

        Do you know what that’s a nice term for? We’ve killed hundreds of thousands of Middle Easterners, overthrown a democratically-elected government and installed a Dictatorship, and generally meddled where we’re not wanted for over 60 years.

        I’m by no means saying that what they’re doing is right, only that you couldn’t be more wrong in saying they’re the only terrorists.

      2. Frank Davis says:

        @Eric, Really. Do you really believe that drivel? The muslims have been a problem in the world since the 1st Crusades. And you think that what American has done in less than 200 years is what causes these backwards folks doing what they do? Get a reality check dude.

    5. jim s says:

      I like that idea, but i would modify it a little, one airport/airline where it is ok to bring a hand gun on board and one run by Feds/TSA. Which one do you thik the terrorists will target? The one where everyone is armed or the one where everyone is disarmed?

    6. Jason says:

      Jamie is an example of another useful “gooberment” minion. The TSA has done nothing except create more useless gooberment jobs that in all cases produce NOTHING except waste. Get that through your head.

  10. john says:

    “though the measure may be superseded by federal law.”

    If the courts were to rule in favor of the Feds, then there’s something wrong. The Constitution clearly gives the State the authority on this matter.

    1. Babylonian says:

      It is both a matter of interstate commerce and national security, both of which are powers granted to the Federal Gov. in the constitution

      1. Cowboy says:

        Airlines may or may not be interstate commerce.

        Security is not interstate unless it is proven that there has been a violation across state lines.

    2. American Fatty says:

      How so? Unless you are talking about an airport where 100% of the flights depart and arrive within the same state, an airport is undeniably involved in interstate commerce, which the US Constitution gives the federal government clear authority to regulate.

    3. Cowboy says:

      States have rights from federal intervention under the Constitution.

      SCOTUS and federal courts are part of the federal government.

      How can part of the federal government dictate that the states must acquiesce to such federal regulation that is not statutory law???

  11. James Cagney says:

    Remember when TSA molesters felt up Miss USA, and that big black TSA agent also felt up and molested that 6 year old girl saying her hair was pretty.
    They should get their teeth kicked in. at the least.
    Now President maggot boy is playing the race card with his moat comment and he still won’t protect our borders or grill terrorist for questioning

    1. Hazmat77 says:

      What was racist about his moat comment? I thought of and dismissed that idea many years ago …. it was a logical but impractical answer to the problem … but I don’t get the racism you see?

    2. Eric says:

      You are aware, of course, that everything about how one gets to Guantanamo Bay is against our own laws (you know, that pesky trial thing), and that many innocent people have been held there for years without a shred of evidence?

      But yes, by all means, torture all of them, I’m sure they deserve it. Now, if you were to say that only those who were proven guilty in a court of law should be up for possible “enhanced interrogation”, then I might agree, as those people are enemies of the state.

  12. Vaughn Ohlman says:

    To say that ‘Federal Law supersedes local law in this case’ would imply that there is some federal law which allows this, which claims to supersede local law. To the best of my knowledge the TSA is just an agency, and congress has written no law (and is not likely to write a law) to specifically allow groping by federal officials of whatever stripe.

  13. Pepper Hahn says:

    “They who can give up essential LIBERTY to obtain a little temporary SAFETY, deserve neither LIBERTY nor SAFETY.”- Benjamin Franklin

  14. Ben Franklin says:

    “Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security”

  15. violet says:

    If you think that these TSA practices have kept anyone safer, grow up. Cargo isn’t screened, and neither are the airport workers who put it on the planes. Oh, and when those who want to harm us use internal explosives, I guess you’ll be ok with having to bend over if the government tells you to. Take a train? Yeah, that worked pretty well in recent history, didn’t it? And if you think it’s ok for any person to touch you or your children, without just cause, then you don’t deserve to live under the freedoms enumerated in the Constitution.

  16. Heino says:

    Darn. Where am I going to go now for my free sphincter tickling with happy ending? Guess I’ll have to shell out $150 at a Korean bath house on Harry Hines now.

  17. ednyc says:

    Way to go Texas! At least someone still believes in the forth ammendment and natural decency. And security is just “theater” for stupid people – morons who think they are “safe” if someone molests them!

  18. Ben Franklin says:

    The federal gov’t does not have the authority granted to it by the constitution so they can go pound sand, or better yet spend some time in a pound ing the @ss federal prison.

  19. Joe Konopka says:

    This is one of those small steps that will eventually lead to an acceptable solution to the problem. I understand there were proposed alternative to the pat-downs but they were ignored due the fact that HS is now wedded to current policy.

  20. Jamie2 says:

    Jamie, maybe you are right. We’ll divide the country in to two. Those who wish to be free and those who want the government in their lives 24/7

  21. mike-in-nevada says:

    I agree with the Texas bill. Being politically correct has gone way overboard in that “profiling”, the best identifier of possible terrorists, is sooooooo offensive. The TSA and Janet Napolitano would rather offend millions of fliers rather than possibly offend those few who are most likely to be terrorists. Now, having said that, I would agree to be patted down every time I fly if Napalitano and the TSA big shots would agree to be patted down every time THEY fly.

    1. Earl says:

      Omamas remark about the world being safer after osama was killed must be a halucination of some kind…..or maybe he needs to change the brand of beer he drinks. Osama was replaced the minute the terrorists found out he was dead. How about the eighty some people just got killed by osamas people??? I thought the world was much safer now. That was about as stupid a remark as naplitano’s statement about Az being safer than it has been in 20 years. I have a little message for obama and napolitano …prove to us people that you two really think borders are safe. Take tents, the wives and kids and go to AZ border…about 10 ft from it…camp out for a week…then tell us how safe it is. That would be my challenge to those two. I will bet any amount of money that there isn’t a single news reporter at the white house news breifing…dems or republicans…. will ever dream of asking obama about the “safe world” we have now. There isn’t a single politician that has the guts to ask obama about it anytime.

  22. Sam says:

    Well if this law goes into effect (which it won’t) I know where terrorists will try to sneak their IED’s through.

    1. Don'tTouchMyJunk says:

      As someone with knowledge and experience in this field, I can assure you that the scans and pat downs are not protecting you from IEDs on an airplane.

    2. clickron says:

      Man up Sam, stop being a wimp and making us all pay hundreds of billions to fat cat contractors and a police state. Somebody hold Sam’s hand next time he flies please.

  23. Tinala says:

    God Bless Texas!

  24. James Cagney says:

    picture caption, “I’m here from the TSA and I want to help you”

  25. Nate says:

    Ya I agree, those darn grandstanding Republicans are only sending a message that they intend to hold inviolate the 4th and 10th amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.
    What are they thinking?

  26. C says:

    I wish this would happen in every State! If we let the TSA unconstitutional searches continue they will know no limits. It is not right nor is it stopping anyone. When they are patting down babies and little kids, but a guy with a turban who looks suspicious is let through, political correctness has gone awry.

  27. Mobro says:

    We are so afraid to profile anyone who might be a risk we have to treat everyone as a potential threat. How does TSA change its focus when a new weapon or method is discovered? After the shoe bomber, we had to take off our shoes. After the liquid explosive incident we banned liquids over a certain amount. After the underwear bomber we had to have our underwear inspected. What if the next attempt is to hide the weapon in a body cavity?

    Security changed on 9/11. And I mean the actual day. During the 1st three flights most people including the passengers on those flights believed that the worst case of being hijacked would be to end up in Cuba. An inconvenience for sure, but not life threatening. Just cooperate and this will be over soon. This was our mindset at the time. But that changed that day. After the passengers on Flt 93 had learned of the fate of the other hijackings, they took security matters into their own hands. The outcome was tragic anyway, but the point is passengers will no longer stand by and cooperate with a hijacker. Look at the several instances of threatening behavior during a flight since then. The perceived threats were dealt with immediately by the passengers.

    My point is TSA isn’t particularly efficient or effective and deterring threats. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I can’t remember hearing of TSA actually stopping a real threat.

    1. Sam says:

      Youre wrong. It just doesnt get reported.

      1. Demosthenes says:

        Then how do YOU know about it?!

      2. Babylonian says:

        exactly.. if terrorists watched the TSA screenings and were discouraged and then decided not to try to go through the checkpoint, how would we hear about it ?

        I think it’s likely that this has happened and we will never know about it

      3. Eric says:

        So wait, what you’re saying is that this new security measure is working because we don’t hear about it working, or see any evidence?

        Well then, you’ve just lifted the burden of proof for everything! Congrats. But wait, that must mean that 9/11 was just a fluke, because we never heard about anything like that happening for the decades of commercial travel before then.

        Cool, we can get rid of these new “security measures,” then. Thanks for clearing that up.

  28. Greg says:

    The problem is that the TSA has argued that US Code Title 18 Chapter 109A Section 2242 on Sexual Abuse doesn’t apply because these events are happening in the legal jurisdiction of the States, not in the Special Maritime and Territorial Jurisdiction of the USA. Therefore, it is up to the States to regulate questions of Sexual abuse at airports and establish laws that govern the limits of TSA activity.

    So, States are now kicking in to act to protect their citizens by specifying if such searches are violations of sexual abuse laws. Texas is the first to do actually get a law through a State House. If it makes it through the Texas Senate and is signed by the Governor, then when someone is searched and decides to press criminal charges under the new statute it will the proceed through the court system.

    If the TSA then argues that the States don’t have Jurisdiction because the TSA are Federal Employees, then USC Title 18 Chapter 109A Section 2242 will, contrary to the TSA’s earlier argument, apply to them and they will be prosecutable under those grounds.

    To put it simply, they are either to be held accountable under State or under Federal statute. They are not a law unto themselves, but must answer to legal authority. Just because they’re Federal Employees doesn’t place them outside the law.

    1. Philip Kirschner says:


      Who is going to post bond on a TSA guard who is acused of molestation? Will TSA be posting bond?

  29. san says:

    Hey Im all for profiling and only checking Musilms…you realize that most Muslims in the US are black, correct? And most Arabs in the US are Christian?

    1. Babylonian says:

      Discrimination is illegal, whether you support it or not

      That would never survive a court challenge

    2. Don'tTouchMyJunk says:

      They need to profile behavior, not appearance. Israel does it and it works

      1. Babylonian says:

        That is false… Israel profiles ethnicity. Jews do not get searched and that’s the bulk of their passengers. They claim it’s behavior but that’s not true. The Israeli supreme court is currently bashing the Israeli airport security services for discrimination against the Israeli Arabs

      2. Babylonian says:

        High Court: Explain why Israeli Arabs discriminated against by airport security – http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/high-court-explain-why-israeli-arabs-discriminated-against-by-airport-security-1.347717

        check that one out

      3. Don'tTouchMyJunk says:

        Not exactly, they look at both the origin and final destination, length of stay, bags checked, behavior, etc. I’ve been trained in BPR, by an Israeli security expert. Bite me.

      4. Babylonian says:


        Well you say they don’t but I provided a source from an Israeli newspaper that says they DO profile racially

        The Israelis even use a different color tag on the bags of Israeli Arab passengers from the tags used on the bags of Israeli Jews.

        So, you saying “bite me” isn’t very convincing, despite your “training”. Were you trained to do security IN ISRAEL ? or in the USA where you are governed by the constitution ?

  30. Suzanne says:

    When 9/11 happened we should have taken the war to Saudi Arabia where most of the terrorists came from. We should have done it right away and ended the intimidation by Muslims on the rest of the world! It would have been over as soon as it started. Instead it has lingered on for years, given the government an excuse to get into every facet of our personal lives in the name of our protection. It is laughable what they have done to our freedoms while the terrorist muslims go about making threats and shouting jihad to the world!

  31. god like says:

    about time! and to the muppets who think we need this, explain to me why its necessary to touch the vagina of a 6 year old girl but the borders are wide open, and all service employees of the airport can enter without a pad down and get on the tarmac with all the baggage? this is all about conditioning people to comply.

    1. Sam says:

      Youre misinformed, as are 90% of the people who have written on this board. I used to be a screener and pat downs are modified for children and the patdowns dont go anywhere near the private areas,

      1. Demosthenes says:

        Yeah. That explains all of the passenger complaints that go something like this: “And then the TSA agent touched me somewhere s/he shouldn’t have.” And when exactly were you a screener, by the way? This policy has been in place for less than a year. If your time ended before that, exactly what experience do you have that makes it obvious to you that ALL of those people are lying?

      2. All American Mom says:

        Sorry, can’t buy that – there are videos of kids being “patted” down – up the leg to the crotch, and down again. And parents have spoken out. Or how about looking into a childs’ diaper?! Kids are told never to let a stranger touch them in the area where a bathing suit would go, and yet here they are getting touched inappropriately, and have been in tears afterwards not knowing what’s going on. Not only kids, women as well, like the 2003 Miss America. I cannot even fathom having someone touch me that way other than my DH!! Our family stopped flying years ago just for that reason, but why should we have to? No-one is going to touch my children like that.
        And now they are using this Bin Laden Hype to say we are threatened with retaliation and need the TSA at train stations and malls. Step by step we are approaching Nazi Germany with the people having no rights or freedoms.

        I just hope this has an affect and more States join in.

      3. Babylonian says:

        So in other words you are telling us that all Al Qaeda (or Tim McVeigh white terrorists) have to do is hide their bombs in the crotches or diapers of children

        When this happens we can thank Texas for making it easier

  32. Dirk Diggler says:

    ME: Hi, I’m Mark, what’s your name?

    TSA dude in picture: Bend over.

    ME: Ben, nice to meet ya.

  33. 2012, if Obama wins, let’s all secede and banish the socialist left to the lefty northeast and the left coast. Then we can all drink a beer and see how long it takes those places to economically cannibalize themselves.

  34. Don says:

    Texas=last hope for Liberty – Bail out

    1. Gadsen says:


  35. J says:

    Things like this are the reasons we have state’s rights to begin with.. Essentially, when the federal government starts doing things it’s not supposed to do (in the cases of socialized medicine and TSA pat-downs here), or NOT doing things it’s supposed to do (enforcing border security and immigration law), it is the right and duty of the states to do what should be done.. BRAVO, TEXAS!

  36. Be_realistic says:

    I’ve got an idea .. How about we give up the notion of being completely politically correct… Maybe use some of the ideas that work everywhere else in the world.
    The TSA is a joke to security worldwide .. and doesn’t work.

    I dont see other countries hiring perverts to work on their airport security.
    Or treating them the same way..

    Our of hundreds of flights and trips ..The US has some of the worst for how they treat people.

  37. MZ says:

    So groping is one of the things our forefathers had in mind as something not left to the states to regulate when they wrote the Constitution?

    1. davec says:

      Youve got it backwards. All power rests with the People (implying the States) and a FEW CRUMBS out of the loaf of bread were given to the Government.

      There is no such thing as “not left to the States”

      The Constitution DOES NOT establish “State Government”

      We the People gave LIMITED RESPONSIBILITY, NOT AUTHORITY, NOT POWER, NOT LEADERSHIP ROLES to the “government” and that does not include running the country, especially into the ground as is the case.

  38. meg says:

    The issue here is that the federal government is imposing the patdowns in order to avoid “profliling” people from the middle east and other muslims.

    So most of us have our rights violated unwarranted search and seizure at airports), in order not to offend a small minority of people.

    Profiling is the common sense solution.Profilers all around the airports watching behavior, interrrogations before boarding, patdowns and baggage checks for middle easterners, and other probable muslims, and anyone who behaves suspiciously are needed. It works in Israel.

    1. Stephen A Murzin says:

      You are so correct. As parent it begins with my kids in the school system. From the schools I have learned about a strange and scary new phenomenon called the “Zero Tolerance” policy. It has swept the nation in all aspects of life. It is basically described as the ……politically correct, no responsibility, no common sense way of enforcing anything and everything policy. What this does is protect those mindless folks who are in a position to enforce rules and hurt those who become victimized by the rules. I can only attribute the zero tolerance policy to pure souless evil. It’s a sad state of affairs in this morally bankrupt society.

    2. Don'tTouchMyJunk says:

      Israel doesn’t care if you’re muslim or not, if you raise their proverbial eyebrow, you are questioned and investigated.

      1. Babylonian says:

        That is false… Israel profiles ethnicity. Jews do not get searched and that’s the bulk of their passengers. They claim it’s behavior but that’s not true. The Israeli supreme court is currently bashing the Israeli airport security services for discrimination against the Israeli Arabs

        just google for “israel airport discrimination”

      2. Babylonian says:

        saved you some time googling:

        High Court: Explain why Israeli Arabs discriminated against by airport security – http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/high-court-explain-why-israeli-arabs-discriminated-against-by-airport-security-1.347717

    3. Babylonian says:

      racial profiling is illegal.. the constitution prevents it under the “equal protection” clause. the case law supporting this interpretation is abundantly clear

      all the people who claim to be constitutionalists but then say they support racial/ethnic profiling don’t really support constitutional rights and protections.

  39. Krusatyr says:

    Texas leads in resistance to tyranny, that is tits destiny. Pigressive alien invaders from CA, IL, MI, NY etc can’t abide strident TX sovereignty cause CA, IL,MI, NY, etc are groveling slave states, bent to their collectivist missions of submission.

    1. Stephen A Murzin says:

      Good point but Texas will be divided. Big brother thrives in some of the larger Texan cities. I think I just read an article about how there will be CCTV in the school cafeterias to monitor what kids eat. The tyranny is sweeping across the nation and because we as individuals fail to lead our representatives we will also become slaves as they are.

  40. Stephen A Murzin says:

    Has America genuinely lost the very 2 things that made us who we are? Terrorism has only one definition folks, to influence and chance the way of life using fear. As far as I see it there are 2 real terrorist groups, the first being the boogeyman from the mid east 1000’s of miles away and then there are the terrorists that work out of D.C. Who constantly tickle the tail bones of Americans forcing them into a state of constant fear and mindless obedience.

    What truly amazes me is that these terrorists over seas have 100x more influence over our politicians and representative than we do. Take a look around and figure things out for yourself. Doing so might strengthen that spine of yours and allow to once again take a hold of your personal freedom and help restore the Republic.

  41. Davy Crockett says:

    God bless Texas!

  42. Todd says:

    So now it will be easier to get exploding nut-sacks on planes?

    1. Babylonian says:

      Yes we can thank Texas for the next terror attack

      There was already one case of an Islamist putting plastic explosives up his butt and trying to assassinate the head of State security in one of the Gulf Arab states

      1. G-Jean says:

        Goodness, if you are that concerned about what Texas is doing about TSA maybe you should fly out of another state. And, of course, stay off EL AL!!!!

      2. Babylonian says:

        @G-Jean do you think that planes that depart from Texas which aren’t secured properly will only affect Texas ? Or can they then be crashed in other states ?

  43. Independent says:

    GOOD. FOR. THEM! It’s about time someone stood up to Big Sister.

  44. Indy says:

    Send the lurid TSA policymakers to a city with a name to match their extremism:
    Bend, Oregon.

  45. Steven Chavez says:

    Israel in the middle of terrorist jungle have no problems with airport security WHY? common sense this is the truth. They weed out those responsible they don’t BLAME Israelis for any attack to come. Our government attacks its own people to get to the problem? This is complete failure of security led by the brainless TSA. So sad morals, values, anything good is in the pass. We are heading into a darkness unlike we have ever seen.

    1. Babylonian says:

      Israel does have problems with airport security. The Israeli supreme court is currently bashing the Israeli airport security services for discrimination against the Israeli Arabs

      just google for “israel airport discrimination”

      We can’t have racial/ethnic profiling here because it’s UNCONSTITUTIONAL

      Israel doesn’t even have a constitution, by the way

      1. Babylonian says:

        High Court: Explain why Israeli Arabs discriminated against by airport security – http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/high-court-explain-why-israeli-arabs-discriminated-against-by-airport-security-1.347717

        that’s what I’m telling you about

  46. John says:

    Cracks me up when people argue for this type of screening process in the name of security. There are no guarantees when you board an airplane. Whether it’s a mechanical problem or a terrorist. Do we require a full mechanical and service report of the airplane? No of course not,so why do we allow these violations of our liberties and freedoms?

  47. Jack Clarke says:

    The whole Federal Gov’t is weak and therefore must be put into check one way or the other. Since our trillions of taxpayers dollars are going to incompetent Politicians all we get in return is more Nazi tactics why? because they lack any wisdom or sound judgement, all a failing gov’t can do is enslave people when they have nothing to offer. Fear the Fed’s who fear you dont fear them because they are the fed’s. Big difference. GOD Bless the Constitutional Republic of the USA. Down with Tyrants.

  48. James Jeffers says:

    Well, here’s the silver lining for all of us. Obamacare will cause many physicians to quit their jobs. But I’m sure they’ll find employment with the TSA. I believe that in the near future, the TSA will be checking all body cavities and the only way they’ll be able to pull that off is to use licensed physicians. Think about it, body cavities are where people hide things, especially contraband. The TSA searches include contraband. (It’s not just about terrorism.) So, be prepared for maximum physical intrusion for safety and security’s sake. I imagine this will have to go beyond airports to trains, buses, cars, sports arenas, public parks, sidewalks — just about everywhere except inside your home. We’re going to be the safest place to live on the planet. Won’t that be wonderful?

  49. Barry A Kenyan says:

    No the fight begins to take the sky’s back! REAL security is what the Israels do! We must do that here if we want to be serious and stop being politically correct libs.

    1. Babylonian says:

      That is false… Israel profiles ethnicity. Jews do not get searched and that’s the bulk of their passengers. They claim it’s behavior but that’s not true. The Israeli supreme court is currently bashing the Israeli airport security services for discrimination against the Israeli Arabs

      just google for “israel airport discrimination”

      We can’t have racial/ethnic profiling here because it’s UNCONSTITUTIONAL

      Israel doesn’t even have a constitution, by the way

      1. Babylonian says:

        tried to save time:

        High Court: Explain why Israeli Arabs discriminated against by airport security – http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/high-court-explain-why-israeli-arabs-discriminated-against-by-airport-security-1.347717

      2. Philip Kirschner says:

        Babylonion, Don’t wind up on the wrong side? If you are a freedom loving american wake up.

  50. Mike M says:

    Privatize airline security compeltely. Allow airlines to determine the level of security they want to have, then allow passengers to choose an airline based on whatever criteria they want. If an airline wants to let mental patients with swords onto planes, they will have no customers. Likewise an airline that searches your baby’s diapers for C4 will not fare very well. It’s likely that most airlines will find a fairly standard point of balance. The point is that airlines will be able to adjust their security measures based on public demand, and passengers will be able to CHOOSE whether they want a little more, or a little less security. I’m mortified that there isn’t more outrage over the TSA and their ridiculous one-size-fits-all violation of our rights and decency.

  51. Ed Hartwell says:

    I will NOT FLY any longer due to this ongoing privacy intrusion by BIG SIS. I’d rather take my chances with the terrorists than count on being violated by some
    goon at the airport.

    — Ed Hartwell, Veteran, Voter, Citizen. An American for America.

  52. ThomasD says:

    Federal law does not automatically invalidate state law. State law can be more strict than Federal law. In such instances you follow the more strict law.

    If the State of Texas wishes to protect its citizens from assaults that the Federal government tolerates then that is entirely legal and appropriate.

    1. davec says:

      The Fed having authority in immigration (for example) yes, WHERE THE FED HAS JURIS DICTION.

      It DOES NOT in the States. They have separate territories.

      Obama doesnt see it that way…

      Its the united STATES of America, not the Federalist States of America

  53. Craig says:

    The TSA is just one more step in the government taking away our freedoms and rights. That a TSA official is granted by congress the right to invade your private parts in the name of security shows that Americans will believe and accept anything no matter how degrading and unconstitutional. If you give up your constitutional rights then you will have neither safety nor freedom. These TSA pat downs are treating law abiding citizens like criminals without just cause. The terrorists have already won because our cowardly leaders are ready to give up our rights (not theirs but ours) in the name of false safety.

  54. Ralph S. says:

    This is nothing but a charade to make it appear as though the state government is doing something to protect our rights when it has no intention of doing so. There are multiple laws on the books now to protect against unreasonable search and seizure and sexual assault, yet the state government does nothing. They will continue to do nothing even after this law is passed. This is why they make a point of saying that federal law may trump state law. This is a lie, of course. It’s well known that federal law doesn’t trump state law. Any power not specifically granted to the federal government by the constitution is reserved to the states.
    The federal government isn’t given authority to police the people or their activities. This makes the FBI, BATF and every other federal law enforcement agency, including the TSA, unconstitutional and any authority they claim is automatically void and a clear violation of our rights. This reality hasn’t prompted the states to protect us from illegal federal activity in the past and this won’t change.
    Texans must make citizen’s arrests of any federal goon who tries to force you to submit to any search. This is our only option. If we don’t enforce the law as part of our citizen’s duty to do so, it’s a guarantee that nobody will.

  55. Stephen A Murzin says:

    This comment might be taken the wrong way but if business owners had and rights they could create a gender and ethenticity based airlines. You can have the flights segregated. Hear me out. If Obama created the “BTA” or Black Travel Airlines, sort of like the BET, black Entertainment television, then we would know that it would be a safe flight. Or even go with the ACT, All Caucasian Travel airlines you would make a fortune. This business idea would hurt no one and save lives. As long as there are flights for everyone then it can be Americas # 1 travel success story. At least then grandpa will stopped being groped, grandsma will stop being felt and little Johnny won’t be traumatized by a pedophile with a badge tickling his hiney.

  56. Marylou says:

    Just leave your calling card if you are patted down-A big “silent hairy fart should do it!!. Be sure to fiddle around for the agent to get the full effect before walking away!!! That’ll do it!!

    1. C Bauer says:

      I like your style, Marylou!

  57. ragu4u says:

    Americans must be considered as a country filled with decision makers who are dumber than a bag full of hammers. We TELL the bad guys where we will not search for bad stuff. We may as well give up now if this is the best idea that can be thought up.

  58. Donald Pierson says:

    Some TSA agents are a bit out of control and power hungry. I saw first hand a TSA tell a man ” go stand over there” the man proceeded to the area the TSA pointed to. Then the agent coame over and told the man, “i said to standover there” and pointed to a spot 6 to 12″ from where the man was standing. He actually told the man to move dorectly on top of that spot or miss his flight. Just like any position of power, some people willl abuse it.

  59. Tom from FL says:

    everyday I find yet another reason why I need to move to taxes. Gov Perry keep up the good work and if you ever really what to put the republic back the way it needs to be; we could use you in the white House.

    GOD Bless Texas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. zucccchini says:

    Several word solution: Profile, term limits, FairTax. That would be an excellent start.

  61. D Franklin says:

    Yea Texas!!! Thank God we have at least one state with some common sense.

  62. robertg says:

    “though the measure may be superseded by federal law.”

    Which federal law makes it legal to sexually assault passengers?

  63. Allie F. says:

    Way to go, TEXAS! TSA is OUT OF CONTROL and in total violation of our 4th Amendment rights! I hope other states take this action as well – let’s send Janet home for good, the woman is an indiot and pawn of the tryant Obama!

    1. Babylonian says:

      Did you call Bush a tyrant and his DHS director for setting up the TSA that you complain so much about now ?

  64. Donald Pierson says:

    If I hear one more person say, well it’s okay as long as it keeps us safe. Maybe we should all just fly naked. How many terrorists have been caught at the gates. Wake up people or it will never stop and you will be searched walking into Walmart.

    1. davec says:

      “How many terrorists have been caught at the gates. ”

      Its WORSE than that. The man who put the fake bomb in the SUV in NYC WAS ALLOWED ON A PLANE.


  65. Doug says:

    If everyone stopped flying for two weeks as a protest then all of this nonsense would stop. I won’t fly until the groping stops for good. I won’t trade my dignity in order to save time while traveling.

    1. davec says:

      I stopped PERMANENTLY.

      F them, and F the airlines corporations that ALLOW IT TO CONTINUE

  66. Liberty says:

    Shows has dumb Texans are…

    A few things.
    TSA does not touch genitals or anuses. Never has and never will. I know that first hand, pardon the pun.
    Look up implied consent and try to see how it may work in an airport setting.
    Saying “TSA” is worthless because they haven’t caught any terrorists (that you know of) is like saying my seat belt is useless because it hasn’t stopped me from flying out the window yet.
    Also, profiling would not have worked on Timothy Mcveigh. Keep that in mind when you’re trying to use it as an excuse for your racism.

    1. Steve from Connecticut says:

      Liberty: You are mistaken. Please do some actual research before you confuse people with your comments. They do touch genitals and the anus. I consider any area below my abdomen and above my things to be a part of my genitals. Profiling would not have worked in catching McVeigh because McVeigh was setup.

    2. kbakko says:

      When I snap my fingers, you’ll be out of your Democrat-induced trance. 1… 2…3!

    3. Ralph S. says:

      What world is commenter named Liberty living in? It’s not this one, because TSA agents are sticking their hands into people’s pants and touching genitals. It’s all over youtube.

      Shows how dumb this Liberty is

    4. Jack Clarke says:

      Liberty, you deserve neither Liberty nor Freedom. Liberalism is a Mental Disorder and my friend you graduated with top honors too bad Gov’t run schools failed your miserable soul.

    5. Chris says:

      “Shows has dumb Texans are…”

      Yep….game, set, match.

    6. davec says:

      It is NOT implied consent.

      “Implied consent” does NOT EXIST AT TEH POINT OF A GUN OR THREAT OF AREST.

      Thats coercion.

      Off to CUBA for you.

    7. Don'tTouchMyJunk says:

      They need to use BEHAVIOR profiling not race or appearance, and McVeigh wasn’t on a plane, doesn’t apply here. However, had he tried to board a plane with ill intent, it is quite possible that he might have been stopped… we’ll never know will we.

  67. Me There says:

    Why does CBS hate Firefox browsers?

    Can ya’ll take a look at your web page using Firefox? Then maybe FIX IT?


  68. Keithg says:

    Good for Texas. My daughter two years back was 9 years old and had to put arms up, legs apart and go thru a pat down. Given we’re all blond/blue and look as ‘Americanized’ as one could be, we got the full treatment.

    It’s not about security. It is gov’t over reaching. We have countless stories of people getting on planes with all types of contraband. We have none of people caught by the TSA at the airport.

    On TSA being the victims, please spare me. Here in Phila we have two incidents that I’m aware of (who knows how many haven’t been published) where TSA agents placed contraband in a young girls bag and had her detained because she wasn’t interested in his advances; ‘and most recently the pedophile that was putting the pics he took of young children at the airport in the course of his job up on facebook (he’s on suspension pending investigation). These were TSA caught on film, otherwise at least in the case of the teen girl, she would have been charged.

    Vote out any politician that supports this agency.

  69. Frank says:

    I won’t be flying period after my 7 year old was driven to tears by a gaggle of TSA agents and their chest-puffing, regulation-citing supervisors when they attempted a pat down. Fortunately my girl wouldn’t let them touch her hid behind Dad and they realized that getting to her was about to cause a very ugly situation. We only flew because of a funeral, but we’re done flying. F ’em and their mentality. Maybe there will be one more flight – to move to a free country.

    1. Vito Emmanuel says:

      Please do!

      1. papabear47 says:

        Got your green card,do ya?

  70. will kruse says:

    Hooray for common sense and guts!!! America is SICK of the federal government stupidity, spending and incompetence. NO MORE intrustions!!!!
    Those who sacrifice freedom for security will have and deserve neither.

    1. davec says:

      Read the Constitution and underline where a “federal government” was authorized.

      you cant….


  71. Sheila says:

    Finally someone is coming to their senses.

    Thank God!


  72. Steven Chavez says:

    Anyone volunteer pat down BIG BIG SISTER, whats her face janet Napoleon grand master behind the PAT DOWN. I think she got something to hide.

  73. Frank says:

    Forgot to add, while we were held up at security for several minutes I witnessed no less than 4 toddlers getting groped and no adults. Seems to me they were targeting little kids only. I think there is an agenda here to train them while they are young.

    1. davec says:

      absolutely, its called “indoctrination” and all good COMMUNIST nations do it.

      Its deliberate manipulative psychology

      The children are too young to resist or know better, regardless of whether their parents understand or not. All they have to do is wait for the parents generation to die off and Voila- instant police state.

      Its also a sick implied threat to the Parents who might attempt to resist- it says – “resist and well harm your children”

      Its also PEDOPHILIA. They should be in PRISON

  74. kbakko says:

    The writer of this story states, “the measure may be superseded by federal law.” If I recall my constitution correctly, while it is illegal for a state to de-criminalize something considered a crime under federal law, states have always had the authority to criminalize something allowed in other states or even under federal law. Does the term “States Rights” ring a bell?

  75. Joe DOakes says:

    All I want is the ability to walk away from it and not be treated as a terrorist. I’m cool with the radiation, just not the violation of my person by another. Or my children, because I know me, if I see someone harm my child, even someone else’s child I do not even know, I’ll do something I’ll regret.

  76. Blake S. Davis says:

    I’m as conservative as you can get – but I think this is a waste of time, and could easily be misconstrued. What I would like to see is an investigation of Soros connected companies paying off editors in the media to write stories supporting the Democrat party and Progressive causes – these are illegal campaign contributions and should be charged as such. Take a look at Drudge – this is happening in your country – SOROS is infecting everything!

  77. Steve from Connecticut says:

    As a Yank, I am quite fond of Texas. It is one of the last free states within in t republic and I would be more than happy to move there with my family and share their selfless hard work at keeping and sometimes restoring the Great American Tradition.

    Semper Fi Texas

  78. James Woods says:

    Only in america can our laws first be broken before new laws are put into place to stop the breaking of the laws that are already on the books.

    Sorta like illegal immigration.

  79. Hank Warren says:

    Pedophile TSA agents, yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our right:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
    They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama and sweep out the Congress.
    (Last link of Banned Book):

  80. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

    Disband the TSA. http://911essentials.com

  81. bathok says:

    The best thing to do here is eat some beans and other gassy food and rip a few stinky ones – they will let you pass quickly.

  82. Rquest1 says:

    Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety


  83. Steve from Connecticut says:


    I hope that the TSA sets up shop in our malls and movie theaters. I can’t even take my kids to Chucky Cheeses without worried about being taken hostage. We need to have cameras in every street corner so we can be safe at all times. For those of you who don’t know, there is an NSA program to teach kids how to spy and hack. i have recently enrolled my 5 children into the Crypto Kids program which is an official .gov site.


    Kids should be taught to report everything they see because they see everything. If i did something suspicious i would expect my kids to call the tip line.

    We can never be safe enough and safety comes first, not the Constitissue.

    Pretty soon we can all be happy neighbors and changes the name of America to Sumerica.

    Im excited about this whole new revolution in safety. It’s for your own good.

  84. Mike from Indiana says:

    Ya’ll indignant baggers kin move to a free country if you can find one.

    Do you even know what a “free country” means? Go a head start one on your own. I guarantee it will become as oppressive as any. The next thing I expect from Texas is a law that demands Texans be allowed to board planes while carrying any form of gun from pistols to assault rifles.

    I won’t be flying to Texas or from Texas. The sheep are in charge.

    1. davec says:

      “Texans be allowed to board planes while carrying any form of gun from pistols to assault rifles.”

      A TRAITOR to America like you belongs in CUBA, RUSSIA or CHINA where people dont have rights to personal property and to bear arms.


      (guaranteed no hijacking on those planes with armed Texans, which evidences YOU must be a terrorist)

      1. Mike from Indiana says:


        Are all your dogs barking? Maybe you haven’t fed them enough and their growth is stunted.

    2. Demosthenes says:

      “The next thing I expect from Texas is a law that demands Texans be allowed to board planes while carrying any form of gun from pistols to assault rifles.”

      Right. Because THAT’S the next logical step. Just because Texans don’t want their genitals groped by the federal government.

      Are you sure you wouldn’t be more comfortable in a less American place than Indiana…say, Massachusetts?

  85. Gubmint Sux says:

    I fly in and out of Israel 4-6 times per year. One of the EL AL security agents said “America looks for bombs, we look for bombers.” They profile and yet to have any terrorist activity on any of their aircraft or on other airlines originating from Israel.

    1. Babylonian says:

      You are right – Israel profiles ethnicity. Jews do not get searched and that’s the bulk of their passengers. They claim it’s behavior-based but that’s not the whole truth. The Israeli supreme court is currently bashing the Israeli airport security services for discrimination against the Israeli Arabs

      just google for “israel airport discrimination”

      We can’t have racial/ethnic profiling here because it’s UNCONSTITUTIONAL

      Israel doesn’t even have a constitution, by the way

      1. Babylonian says:

        try reading this:

        High Court: Explain why Israeli Arabs discriminated against by airport security – http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/high-court-explain-why-israeli-arabs-discriminated-against-by-airport-security-1.347717

      2. Retired Marine in Texas says:

        Bable head, when was the last time an EL AL plane had a terrorist attack? please enlighten all of us to that. You keep spouting off about racial profiling, yet it does seem to work. So instead of repeating your BS over and over, show us how this is a BAD thing?? and which TSA stocks DO you own or does the TSA just pay you directly to be their shill?

  86. Cheap Thrills in Texas says:

    if the guy in the picture is doing the pat down, then I say go for it!!

    1. Elvis says:


  87. Steve from Connecticut says:

    If it wasn’t for the TSA I would still be a virgin….ROFL

  88. Bungholio says:

    Profile and be done with it!…

    1. Babylonian says:

      profiling violates the “equal protection” clause in the constitution as well as the civil rights act of 1964

      you can’t profile based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, or disabled status

      I understand where you’re coming from but do you think replacing one constitutional violation with another is the solution ?

      1. mak says:

        Until little kids with poopy diapers start hustling bombs and little old ladies ferry TNT in their drawers, STOP frisking them. START frisking the Arab terrorist look-alikes. They are after all the ones who do the terrorist activities you idiot!!!

  89. endure says:

    The elites that run the world are trying to get us to stop traveling period. Making it humiliating and degrading to fly is one way they do this (Its also a test of how far and how quickly they can gain complete control over us).. The politicians (poli=many, tics=blood sucking insects, many blood sucking insects) and the media are controled, bought, and paid for by the elite, so nothing will change and things will get worse and worse if the people don’t rise up and say enough! If you want to know how and why this is happening to us read the book of Ephesians chapter six, verse 12. It’s as old as time, an epic battle, which side do you choose to be on?


  90. formerbutalwaysatexan says:

    Hey Baby-Lohan. Sure the TSA people are doing what they are told to do. The problem is “and then some”. How about this for a solution…if they inappropriately touch someone TAKE AWAY THEIR UNION CARD. That will stop them in their tracks.

    1. Babylonian says:

      the problem is the policies from the TSA – it’s not right to attack the low-level employees who are just doing what they can to put food on the table in this bad economy

  91. Jeff says:

    Glad to see this. States have got to stand up to this Obama bully until we get the chance to throw him out of office. If you voted for this nitwit, hang your head in shame.

    1. Babylonian says:

      Jeff should we hang our heads in shame if we voted for Bush who is the one who put this TSA and its search procedures in place ? Or only if we voted for Obama ?

  92. Patriot says:

    How would Obama feel about his children being gropped? How would he feel if they were being displayed naked on a video screen for all to see? We need to ask him, not that idiot Napalitano, these questions.

  93. kelly says:

    Janet uses her tongue to teach the anal, vaginal, and breast exams

  94. Bear_Poop says:

    Petey needs to study his American History a little more closely. Petey google or bing Ben Franklin on security.

  95. Edwin says:

    They refuse to profile, which is insane, so the have to grope and feel around. I’m sorry; it doesn’t bother me. I’d rather that than a fool with a bomb getting on board.

    1. LTCB says:

      You, sir, are a sheep of the government. You care not for your rights or freedoms and desserve the government you’re getting. I’ve defended the nation for 35 years. This is not the America we all defended for so long and for you to roll over and play dead about the issue is disgusting.

    2. strosfan says:

      Really? And you think by groping that someone is going to find a bomb? They will pack c-4 in their rectum if they have to, and blow themselves up. they don’t care. And they will be celebrated in their country. Keep on telling yourself that all this nonsense is going to protect you. All the way down to the ground. These people are fanatics and will stop at nothing to bring down the USA. Oh, and the only fool here is you, for believing this smoke and mirror act.

    3. GT says:

      Doesn’t the government itself implement systematic use of violence and intimidation to achieve some goal? If terrorism is intimidation and/or violence to achieve a goal then they are considered terrorists, no matter the guise.

      “Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium” – I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.

    4. Don'tTouchMyJunk says:

      guess you don’t drive, either? Because one could easily cause a massive multi-vehicle accident with ease… It’s our trust and lack of fear that allow us to live our daily lives. Try coming out of your house once in a while, the sunshine and fresh air might do you good.

      1. Babylonian says:

        yeah and we have warrantless drunk checkpoints and searches on the roads too to try to prevent those multi-vehicle accidents.. why aren’t you complaining about the constitutionality of those ?

  96. LTCB says:

    TSA = Dream job for pedophiles and sex offenders. I would go so far as to say we treat them all the way they have treated others. As presumed guilty of the crimes without trial or prosecution. Do it Texas!!

  97. susto says:

    the politician and the courts are not going to do anything
    You the sheeple have to do it yourself…
    By continue flying you give them the power
    stop flying and the airlines will stop it quickly cause money talks

  98. m says:

    How about we all just do a staycation this summer. Stay home or local and kick the travel tourist industry , the airlines , and all levels of goverment that parasite off tourist dollars right in their collective sacks. Make them pay dearly for allowing the Technically a Sexual Assault teams to do this. Make the airports have 50 agents for every traveller and see how fast things change. Its not like its illegal to just stay home , well not yet anyways.)

  99. dennis says:

    If you read Napalitano’s resume. Nowhere does it state that she has a background in Security. We need someong with balls and not afrade to frishk the sang gnats and rug merchants as they get on a plane.

  100. Thomas says:

    Pretty easy resolution. If you want to fly, you WILL BE searched, scanned, probed, or whatever, for the safety of everyone. Other wise, leave the premises and walk your butt to your destination..

    1. Demosthenes says:

      You have no right to demand that I surrender my body for your “safety.” You CERTAINLY look stupid making that request when you can provide no proof that this search procedure actually stops the threats you’re so afraid of.

      More importantly, how many people have said “I don’t want any security at all?” The vast majority of people are perfectly alright with a metal detector. Most people did nothing more than grumble when the TSA decided it wanted us to remove some of our clothes. It’s the genital touching that’s been the line in the sand. If you defend that…what WON’T you defend?

      And exactly how do YOU get around, my idiotic Internet-acquaintance? Because if it’s by plane, even once, I can’t wait for the day when somebody sneaks something through in a body cavity. When that happens, don’t go bleating to anyone else about the indignity of what you’re being subjected to. You will have earned it.

    2. Don'tTouchMyJunk says:

      Why does your right to fly trump mine? How about the TSA abides by the bill once it becomes law, and if it makes you feel less secure, you can go to any of the surrounding states and fly from there.

  101. Steve from Connecticut says:

    This guy fights tyranny!!!!

    Unconstitutional Stop

    1. Philip Kirschner says:


      From one ex-jarhead to another thanks. I am disabled now, but would love to start a patriots fund to cover counsel for people like you who stand up to the system and its corruption. Its an honor to meet you.

  102. douglas says:

    statusJantet says, We have no problem fondling American citizens but we can’t even ask illeagles thier ……..Amazing Janet

  103. douglas says:

    Janet say’s we have no problem fondling Americans, and stripping them but don’t ask an Illeagle thier status……..thanks Dumbo………

  104. HG says:

    We have states for a reason. We’re a Republic not Communist China with an all powerful, dictatorial and centrally-planned government. Or are we China? These days, it’s hard to tell, since the federal government is no respecter of state’s rights. No more hands down our pants. No more hands all over babies. Are we one nation under God or one nation under Satan?

    1. Sand says:

      Right now, with the Washington band we have, and the last fe, decades of progressives, I’m afraid it’s Satan. Read John 16:1-3 and see if you recognize anyone in this country. We have one in the White House and he is pushing their agenda.

      1. Harry Jones says:

        If we judge them by their fruits (their actions), it seems most of them are headed for down under and I don’t mean Australia..

  105. tgc says:

    Have you noticed how liberals think…they say “if you don’t like being searched, then don’t fly!”. I say we go the other way “IF YOU DON’T THINK FLYING IS SAFE UNLESS EVERYONE GETTING ON THE PLANE IF GROPED…THEN MAYBE YOU SHOULDN’T FLY!”

    1. Demosthenes says:


    2. Babylonian says:

      TSA and this whole airport security regime was put in place by Bush, not by “liberals”

      And I don’t remember there being any conservative uproar over it until Obama became President

      1. Philip Kirschner says:

        Yes, and Chertoff is CEO of RAPIDSCAN, the radiation scanners.

  106. dave Smith says:

    Osama Ben Lauden Won – as everyone is a terrorist until proven otherwise.
    Combine the TSA with Google and Apple Tracking devices today. Tomorrow we will be making purchases with them. Do Not Fly List becomes Do Not Buy List. Think!

    1. Babylonian says:

      After 9/11 Bush said “they hate us for our freedoms” and then he put the TSA in place

  107. Erogoneously says:

    “…the measure makes it illegal for anyone conducting searches to touch “the anus, sexual organ, buttocks, or breast of another person” including through clothing.”

    WAIT just ONE MINUTE! The entire HUMAN BODY is a “sexual organ”.

  108. Alan J. says:

    I’d like to see the Bush family, which is so prominent in Texas, to weigh in on the issue. I’m sure they’re against the groping of genitalia at DFW. Maybe they should fly commercial to see what goes on in the real world. I recall Bush Sr. didn’t have a clue as to what a gallon of milk costs. Maybe the whole family is oblivious to what is happening to their country. Maybe when a family becomes that wealthy, they just don’t care anymore.

    1. Babylonian says:

      Bush Jr. (43) started the TSA, what makes you think he would oppose it

  109. Jack Spratt says:

    As long as a blind parapalegic can illegally cross our southern border any night of the week without fear of capture, airport security remains a sick joke on the American people, especially our soldiers fighting overseas who are supposedly keeping us safe from terrorists. Only 15% of our border with Mexico is sealed, according to our own government. Most parts aren’t even monitored.

  110. T OZZY says:

    THIS IS ALL TO “TRAIN” the people for what’s COMING! “PAPERS, PLEASE”… or should I say “PAPERS” !

  111. Aaron says:

    What I find interesting is that a law has to be created in the first place to protect innocent civilians from having a federal employee touching their anus! Are we really at this level of obsurdity? It’s time to disband the TSA and recall the patriot act. DO IT NOW!!

  112. DE says:

    wouldn’t a few well placed nukes be a better thought? I mean we all know where the majority of terrorist come from plus it would have the added bennies of helping along the START treaty AND show the harborers of terrorism that we ain’t mucking around no more. However, that solution may cause the rest of the world to look upon us with “ill will” shall we say. I for one could handle it. they already hate us. Lets give them a reason to really hates us. If anyone is left that is. But this has just been a mental exercise and like always, nothing will be done and TSA will continue to grope, prod, and humiliate us till we get an administration in office that actually does something for the people they govern

  113. Chuck says:

    I stopped flying and will not fly until the innocent are presumed innocent again, i.e. civility has returned to airports.

  114. Lawrence D. Wood says:

    At least they had the guts to defend the 10th Amendment and our 4th, 6th, 9th and 14th Amendment rights. Less than 5% of the travelers by air are Muslim, virtually 100% of the deadly violence attempted or successful in the air is by Muslims. Therefore, it only makes sense to focus on the problem children, and not the rest of us.
    The PC has gone too far.

    1. Babylonian says:

      The constitution bans federal discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender or disability

      following the constitution is not “Political Correctness” it’s the whole reason this country is great

      What you suggest is unconstitutional, period, full-stop.

  115. Scott-n-texas says:

    Israel has been dealing with terrorism much longer than we have. They are the experts in this area, we would be wise to adopt their methods of airport screening.

    1. Babylonian says:

      We can’t adopt Israel’s methods of blatant racial profiling… not because of political correctness – but because OUR CONSTITUTION DOES NOT ALLOW FEDERAL DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE RELIGION OR NATIONAL ORIGIN

      The Israeli supreme court is currently bashing the Israeli airport security services for discrimination against the Israeli Arabs
      just google for “israel airport discrimination”

      1. Babylonian says:

        just look at this one:

        High Court: Explain why Israeli Arabs discriminated against by airport security – http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/high-court-explain-why-israeli-arabs-discriminated-against-by-airport-security-1.347717

  116. IndyMason says:

    Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
    Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
    US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer (1706 – 1790)

  117. DavidN says:

    A great President once said, ” A Country that gives up Liberty in the name of Security, deserves neither.”

  118. Jason Campbell says:

    If you want to really stop terrorists then you would simply put a bomb sniffing dog at each checkpoint and have everyone walk in front of it. If the dog goes crazy then that would be probable cause and a judge could issue a search warrant on the spot to have the person and their property thoroughly searched.

    You would also pull every muslim or anyone traveling from or to the middle east out of line and ask them some simple questions. If they appear nervous or lie then you would get a warrant, with probable cause, to search them and their property.

    Why in the world are we not fighting for our rights that are clearly defined in our US constitution?

  119. sickandtired says:

    I believe one lady got a gun across security lines in her bra. How can you say these enhanced pat downs are working? The only solution is to make everybody strip naked, get all cavities searched and then we will be 100% safe. No thanks.

  120. Ted Williams says:

    Every day, I am more and more horrified over the amount of Americans who joyfully give their Constitutional rights so that they can “be safe.”

    As said above, the TSA has not stopped one terrorist ever. You are no safer.

    Oh, yeah, Big Sis is very concerned about security so much that the southern US border is left wide open. It’s like having the world’s best security system on a house where you never installed a front door. Forbid, a state like Arizona tries to protect itself….they are promptly

    So it can’t really be about security…think people…they want you to submit to them and never question their authority. They’ve trained you to hand over your god-given, inalienable rights — and to cheer when you do it.

  121. Justin says:

    In California they passed a mandatory cavity check for the benefit for the straight communities sensitivity molding.

  122. Illini Steve says:

    Keep this in mind, most TSA Agents were mostly former private security workers, very poorly educated security guards, basically. They are less qualified than mall cops. The TSA stepped in, made them Federal Agents, tripled their pay and benefits. Now, they want to add them on as Federal Union employees. Over 1200 of these dolts were found to have felonies in their background a couple years after our government got around to doing background checks.

    These idiots are supposed to be our front-line defense for airport security? Yeah, right!

    1. Paul says:

      Remember how TSA got in. Fired all the illegals whom, looking back, did a great job w/little to no prolems. Good riddens u govt. gropers.

      1. Babylonian says:

        yeah they did a great job, if you overlook 9/11

  123. Lori says:

    “Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

  124. John says:

    I guess any terrorists now know what state to fly out of.

  125. NadePaulKuciGravMcKi says:

    But Janet was told she is in charge of all the States
    … and all of the little people … they must obey her

  126. Ryan Mouk says:

    Nice. Texas has given TSA a big middle finger.

  127. Kim says:

    Now what will I do with all my crouchless travel underwear.

  128. Paul says:

    It’s about time some common sense started to prevail. But from Texas? Would have lost that bet. Nothin’ against Texas. lol

  129. alan says:

    THANK YOU TEXAS! God bless every one of you freedom loving cowboys!

  130. Patriot says:

    People that think this is “just the government trying to keep us safe” is seriously misguided and ill-informed.

    This is what happens when you are politically correct and refuse to racial profile.

    Pro tip: Racial profileing does not mean racist so don’t even play that card with me. It means there is a ” profile” that is common to a certain type of people, that in this case would do the US harm. But we can’t do that, because our president and others seek to destroy this great country and are apologetic for this nation.

    Last time I checked, 4 year-old Katie didn’t fly into the world trade center. Islamic extremists did. That’s right, muslim terrorists. People like Brian and others here are giving up their freedoms blindly because they refuse to see past the media’s talking points and don’t think for themselves. This is how a nation becomes filled with oppression – by telling you that “you’ll be safer”. I wonder how many so-called lawmakers in DC have to go through TSA lines? Oh that’s right, they don’t have to.

    C’mon on people, wake up. There are other ways to screen for would be terrorists, and this is just just another layer of control the government wants to impose to keep people in line.

    America is a great nation, and I refuse to apologize for who we are and what we stood and do stand for.

    1. Babylonian says:

      racial profiling violates the constitutional clause on “equal protection under the law”

      the federal government cannot discriminate based on ethnicity, race, religion, national origin, gender etc.

      if you support racial profiling then no matter what you say, you don’t support the constitution ( or you just don’t understand it too well )

      1. BlushBad says:

        Someone robs a Mom & Pop Grocery store and leaves and the crime is witnessed. The suspect is described as a thin tall black man wearing a cross on a chain around his neck and speaks with a strong spanish accent. Do you really think the Police are to ignor the description because that is profiling? Bull ! Profiling IS NOT violating a persons rights. It is used to get a criminal off the streets. It would be illeagle if they stoped the first black they saw just BECAUSE HE IS BLACK. But if someone fits the description, then they have probable cause to investigate. Do your own thinking. Don’t listen to the liars in the media and never, never let the government tell you your rights.

      2. Philip Kirschner says:

        Babylon, You can’t support the consittution and support the actions of TSA. You are being inconsistent at best, or intelecutally dishonest at worst. They are also catagotizing Americans as terrorists who complain, people against abortion, christians.Read the MIAC report.

  131. suibne says:

    oh boy is the blood gonna flow.

  132. Mark says:

    Things will get better

  133. agillator says:

    Doing what they are told? That is an excuse for nothing and has been at least since Nuremburg. The point has been made many times since that ‘following orders’ is no excuse for illegal actions. In fact if you will look at the oath used for joining the service, an organization which certainly expects one to follow orders, you are expected to follow LEGAL orders of those LEGALLY appointed over you. This is also spelled out rather clearly in the UCMJ (or, I believe, Title 10 of the USC, if you prefer). So, although there may be legitimate arguments on all sides of this issue, following orders is NOT one of them.

  134. Kim says:

    The hauty John Kerry who briefly served in Vietnam said Big Sis is right and she could pat him down anytime.

  135. Bill Brennan says:

    Here’s a novel idea, less cavity searches on toddlers and more racial profiling. Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but most terrorist are Muslim… Go Figure.

  136. Elemental5 says:

    “If you think it’s unconstitutional then you need to sue in Federal court and take it all the way to the Supreme Court and win>”

    This is a step-wise process. The Supreme court does not want to to hear cases where the lower courts have not had a chance to “weigh in.” If they nullify it, then you escalate, ending up at the Supreme Court.

    I would be stunned to see the Supreme Court support this, because it is not only unconstitutional, but absurdly so. The Nazi’s did not treat Germans this badly unless they were Jewish or had Jewish blood in their background, and then they broke all records for inhuman behavior.. A decision to support could carrry with it The People’s right to select a new panel for the court. If htis were to become standard fare, then look for a Revlolution, a process that the founders saw as necessary from time to time, but not one I would like to ever be involved in..

    My companyy had to buy a plane since I do not know how I would react to this level of invasion of my privacy.

    1. Babylonian says:

      well prepare to be stunned because the supreme court has ruled that random drunk checks on the roads are not unconstitutional searches, despite not having a warrant

      they also ruled that drug dog searches are not warrantless searches even though they obviously are

  137. John G. says:

    Short response: tough.
    Longer response: TSA employees would not be the first to be entangled in conflicting laws. And they now know the law and can act accordingly even if it means leaving. Finally, there are COUNTLESS stories of TSA employing the letter of the law and authority to push citizens around for reasons of pettiness, stupidity, or worse. Do NOT expect broad sympathy for TSA employees if they finally get a taste of the other end of the stick.

  138. Kate says:

    I want to fly only those planes where everyone and everything was thoroughly searched. i think those who don’t want to be searched should all fly together on a different plane.

  139. Tom Davidson says:

    How about a law that says “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized?”
    Oh, wait! We’ve already got that! The 4th Amendment. They ignore that. THey’ll ignore this new law, too.

  140. TSASUX says:

    Clearly, TSA literally molesting your children is not the answer. Silly people who support TSA are uninformed about the ineffectiveness and unconstitutionality of TSA’s illegal searches. If you support TSA, you are likely not very smart and probably should stop voting.

    1. Babylonian says:

      so what is the answer ?

      racial profiling is also unconstitutional

  141. Jerzey Boy says:

    Well, that does it! I’m withdrawing my TSA employment app.

  142. Debbie says:

    No one should be going through the x-ray scanners either!

    Watch this video on how scanners can cause cancer:

  143. Joe says:

    Blah Blah Blah. The TSA Management and the “Its PAAAT” (i.e. Janet Napoleon-tano) are a buch of PC goons. These are the idiots that come up with “man made disasters” and “overseas contingencies”. And they are tasked with “security”. Hmmm.. Has anyone gone jet skiing in Falcon Lake (TX) or camped on the Arizona border lately?

    For Airline Security, the adoption of El Al Airline methods would be a good start. They dont sexually assult passengers.

    Good for the Texas House!

  144. WE - THE POWER says:

    WE THE PEOPLE hold the POWER in this land of Ours.
    More Power to Texas.
    More Power To All The States.
    Make the Fedz do what WE told them to do through our Constitution.
    No More. No Les.
    Fedz keep your handz to your own Ballzzzzz. Period.
    In Liberty.

  145. fussellfan says:

    Well its about time…the hell with federal law.

  146. Honest Abe says:

    …the measure makes it illegal for anyone conducting searches to touch “the anus, sexual organ, buttocks, or breast of another person” including through clothing.

    That’s it. I QUIT!

    Joe Pickle, TSA agent

    1. Anarchos says:

      HAHAHAHAHA……………….. That’s funny!

  147. Every American says:

    OUTSTANDING! Texas steps up and tells the feds to kiss their ass! Way to go Texas! The 4th, 5th, and 10th amendments still mean something in Texas! Now arrest every fed in your state and bus them to Washington DC. Get them out. Imprisonment for every fed criminal. Start at the White House and work your way down!

    The TSA does not provide security. They have NEVER stopped a single terrorist and I doubt they have even searched a single Muslim or Arab. They grope for security-theater and low-level state terrorism to cowtow the people into accepting government tyrrany. Muslims have no business even showing their ugly hairy faces at airports after 9/11. Go to hell you traitorous basards and take that piece of garbage Muhamad with you. Get out of OUR country and go back to whatever thied world hovel you call home.

    Couldn’t be more proud of you awesome Texans!

  148. Sharia Sheep says:

    Dear Texas – Thank you for this detailed guide for where we should put bombs to avoid detection. Perhaps you can do the same for other states? Thanks – your neighborhood terrorists

  149. MorganGray says:

    Does anyone know when was the last time the TSA actually patted down a Muslim?
    Or, when these gropers actually caught anyone trying to board a plane with a bomb?
    I’d guess *never*.
    King Barry is quick enough to run before the cameras when he thinks he’s had a success. Where are the press conferences saying the TSA cop-a-feel Peelers have nabbed a bad guy?

  150. William Baranowski says:

    What, now we’re going to be vulnerable to anus bombs, again?

    1. Babylonian says:

      The concept of using the anal cavity to hide things is well-used by drug mules, and may have already been used in an attempt on a Saudi official’s life last August. In theory, a terrorist could smuggle an explosive aboard a plane and extract it in the bathroom. A report by the National Security Center says even full-body scanners may not be able to detect anally hidden bombs. “You think taking off your shoes is bad?” asks Crowley in the New Republic. “Try bending over for a TSA worker wearing green surgical gloves.”


      1. Anarchos says:

        You will be first in line for an inspection of your colon? Right? Since Obomba can do no wrong in your eyes, you won’t mind having his TSA lackeys up in your rectum since all is justified in the name of safety and security especially under a Lib-Dim administration? Correct?

  151. Sharia Sheep says:

    First, it’s funny people think TSA hasn’t found weapons. For example, they found X hidden against someone’s thigh: http://www.tsa.gov/press/happenings/augusto_angeles.shtm

    But even then, part of the point is to *deter* threats, not just catch them in the act. That’s like being mad at a red light because nobody ran it.

  152. J. Alejandro says:

    Just when I was going to apply to TSA (Tits, Scrotum and Ass).

  153. Ed says:

    Texas really is the best state. No state income tax. Low property taxes. Balanced budget. And defender of human rights. I gotta move there soon

  154. John from OKC says:

    Ok here’s the deal.When the bombers start hiding bombs up inside their anus (you know they will) are we then going to be cavity searched? There will be a time when cavity searches and flying nude without carry-on of any kind will be the mode of travel. If we profiled, like most countries, who do not have these problems then you fly safely every flight. Oh that’s right, we just might let a plane go down so as not to offend them. It just may be your Mother, wife, Husband, kids, or someone you know be on that plane.

  155. paulie4 says:

    This is a freedom issue pure and simple. If we want freedom, in this case from being treated like criminals, having our travel delayed, etc, than we must be willing to take a risk. If we are not willing to take a risk than we can not expect to be free.

  156. Mike fitzpatrick says:

    The TSA has never , I repeat never caught a terrorist. They have failed 95% of the tests to smuggle weapons. They are not making the skies safer only travelers more uncomfortable

  157. Nicholas says:

    Respectfully, the groping of private parts of RANDOM PASSENGERS doesn’t make air travel safer. Having said that, could a terrorist hide a weapon in those places, say, in their anus or groin or cleavage? They absolutely could. However, searches of such private parts should ONLY be conducted when there is PROBABLE CAUSE, not just at random. Screeners are highly trained to recognize indicators of likely threats, and such searches should be reserved for those rare cases.

    Preventing these types of tyrannical searches was one of the reasons for the American revolution, one of the reasons we’re a nation.

    To allow them is to give terrorist victory over our privacy, freedom, and dignity.

  158. zagwee says:

    Awesome! The TSA is such a JOKE. Biggest WASTE of an agency there is. Period.

  159. Dave Shaffer says:


  160. KA says:

    Another reason to move to Texas!

  161. dessertgirl says:

    How often do they change those gloves? Travelers who get pat downs should insist on a fresh pair. That will slow down the line.

  162. J HUSITA says:

    This is only to get people accepting no civil rights,no rights whatsoever.
    TSA goons are the new federal police to dispatch anybody to jail or to disappear.
    Just like millions of JEWS thought that they can somehow live within NAZI regime …to their sad surprise and end…today people put up with the assaults hoping this is a temporary way for safety.

  163. Jimmy says:

    Well that does it. The work is hard enough as it is and with little pay.
    If I can’t touch peoples anuses, I quit!

    TSA employee.

  164. TSA staffer says:

    So you are saying foreplay and tugging on n!pples is no longer ok?

  165. Chris McPhail says:

    “A nation can survive its fools… but it cannot survive treason from within. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear.” – Cicero 42 B.C.

  166. survivor3306 says:

    Rarely do I agree with the reactionaries in Austin. But this time – A Big Thank You! No one deserves to be humiliated because they need to fly. So many other options exist to provide reasonable security. It may not completely stop them but a few arrests of the more zelous TEA agents would make the rest of them think twice. It is the only weapon we have, other than refusing to fly.

  167. tired says:

    Last e mail addressed to Ryan Santos!!!!!!!

  168. kevin says:

    Why do lawmakers insist on passing legislation they know will never take effect? Because then they get a bunch of free media coverage displaying their position on a particular issue. The state has no jurisdiction with the TSA, they are a federal agency. Maybe they can enforce their little pretend law on flights within the state only.

  169. Tippie says:

    I love to fly, but have stopped traveling because of the naked body scanners and groping. I feel like a prisoner in my own country. I love to go to the Caribbean and Europe, but can’t go anywhere until this ends. I will not get into a cancer box and have some perv oggle me naked, and I will not allow ANYONE but my doctor or boyfriend to touch me. I hope this gets traction and goes international. People have got to draw a line in the sand and refuse to fly until this stops!

  170. Chuck says:

    The first time a hijacker brings a plane down because he got through TSA screening with a knife taped inside his butt cheeks, people may reconsider whether this is a good law or not.

    1. flo says:

      then what chuck..are we going to have 2 submit to a FULL PROCTOLOGISTs EXAM 2 get on a plane???

      not going 2 happen.

      SOOooo,wold u like your mom’s anus to be explored by the TSA 2 keep us safe??

      i guess the terrorists have won,then.

  171. agillator says:

    I can hear the screams now, but has anyone seriously considered whether we are approaching security from the right direction here? What would the consequences be, I wonder, if passengers were ENCOURAGED to carry weapons (openly, not concealed) on flights? If someone were considering taking over a flight for whatever reason, wouldn’t the sight of people carrying guns, knives, swords, hat pins, baseball bats, etc.perhaps cause some pause for thought? Now I grant you someone bent on suicide wouldn’t be phased, but . . . . Everyone knows Americans are just big cowboys, John Wayne wannabes. Might be an interesting thought.

  172. Pro TSA says:

    Thank God Federal Law Trumps State Law!!!

  173. LadyTexan says:

    God Bless Texas ( and he has)

  174. speedy says:

    these sick and criminal tsa pedifiles and perverts must be stopped. all these criminals want to be a tsa agent.

  175. Don'tFly says:

    Here’s the deal. People MUST stop flying. You have to hit the industry in the wallet. But people are too selfish to give it up. OK, I get it, if you MUST fly on business, that’s one thing… but if you’re flying for vacation, you MUST STOP! Sacrifice, people, sacrifice!

  176. jake says:

    Heil Holder will simply call this state law “void”.

    when will this Obomba nightmare end?

  177. The Swamp Fox says:

    When our elelcted officials have to go through airport security and get screened by the workers at the TSA (Too Stupid for Arby’s), you’ll see a change in the way the rest of us are treated.

    Our “Royals” live above the law and feel no connection any longer to the little people.

  178. bahmi says:

    AS long as Janet manhandles me on my private parts, I’m all for TSA mayhem. Bring it on, Jan.

  179. Darlene says:

    People are desperate for jobs, but being hired as a sexual offender is so vile, I can’t understand how anybody can do that.

  180. da troot says:

    They claim that the American people are made safer by these procedures. They also claim that burning a koran would make us less safe. If these procedures offended Americans to the point where the Americans responded with violence, would they be taken as seriously as the anonymous islamist animals that do the same? I suspect not. But I also suspect we will never know, because Americans are just too civilized (read: domesticated).

  181. Babylonian says:

    I wonder where were all these people complaining when Bush was President ? I don’t remember conservatives complaining back then.

    I think a lot of the commenters here just hate Obama and will curse him no matter what:

    If he has strong TSA security you blame him for that.

    If he DIDN’T have strong TSA security and then planes got blown up again then you would say he was weak on terrorism and blame him for that.

  182. Darlene says:

    People are desperate for jobs, but being hired as a sexual offender is so vile, I can’t understand how anybody can do that!

  183. texas says:

    YAY Texas You rock!!!!!!

  184. Gary says:

    I think we just need to work out all the bugs.

  185. JustWondering says:

    Are TSA agents wearing latex gloves in order to prevent themselves from contracting touch-contact-transmitted diseases while searching people? If so, do they change gloves with each passenger they touch, or is secondary transmission not a concern?

  186. karen says:

    to start, lets profile all Muslims at our airports.

  187. karen says:

    The audacity of a dope. Lets start getting rid of the Thug in Chief Obama.

  188. hebgb says:

    I love what the article says – we’ll stop unless the federal rules tell we don’t have to – sound like Arizona trying to defend their citizens against the oppression of the feds who are not willing to do their jobs? Wake up America.

  189. Jason Kahl says:

    This Admin is above the Law, they will just make their own countering this one…One Presidential Order giving TSA Immunity from local prosecution.

  190. Justin says:

    Thank you Texas. I hope this spreads to all 50 States. These pat downs are already illegal, but since the TSA and Home Land Security have decided that they are above the law, this reinforces the fact that these pat downs are sexual assaults.

  191. NewTexasFan says:

    Nice big testicles
    That you are not allowed to feel
    yay yay yay

  192. A.W. says:

    thomas jeffesron did pen the declaration of independence

    where in the stated
    after a long train of abuses …

    we are there now again

  193. newTexasFan says:

    No need to feel inside the pants
    cause you know they are big in Texas
    oh yeah
    keep going

  194. NatObser says:

    They ignore the Constitution, and we have allowed it – so they claim legal precedent to trample on the rights of free men and women. They are eating the working out from the core with higher and higher taxation, and enslaving future generations with an onerous burden of debt. They keep hiring bigger and stronger goons to intimidate and harass law-abiding citizens. They keep passing laws and imposing regulations that can be arbitrarily enforced whenever they choose to – making potential criminals out of every citizen. They are building bigger jails and prisons all over the country. The only ones who can stop them have long ago become slothful, apathetic, and disengaged. What is to come? Can anybody say “tyranny”?

  195. Bill in Tennessee says:

    Whoa… no “anus touching”? Won’t the gay lobby have something to say about that?

  196. Squiz101 says:

    Letter to our elected officials: We the God fearing citizens of Rockridge….

  197. Alfredo says:

    So what if the Legislator passed a Bill againt the TSA? I would bet that the Governor is not going to sign it. More like a political stunt for elections coming up.

  198. old white guy says:

    i believe the constitution also gives citizens the right to overthrow a repressive government via the second amendment.

  199. Tom says:

    People are finally starting to get it. The problem is that it’s way to late !!! This is the way to sum it up in one line. You have been told it’s a free Country……..right……Your free to do what your told to do. Try not doing what your told to do and see how free you feel !!

  200. Liberty or Death says:

    The problem with taking a stand against the American Brown Shirts (Napolitano and the TSA) is that are many, many, Americans who agree with their abusive and illegal behavior. They are so scared that a terrorist might blow up the plane they are on, that they will subject themselves to anything. “As long as my children are safe!” … Barf!

    They are so blinded by the fear tactics that they don’t realize that even if terrorists blow up an American domestic airplane every month, it is still much more dangerous to drive your kids home from soccer practice than fly.

    I would rather take my chances with the terrorists than allow the American Brown Shirts to create a society where my children or grandchildren will be living in concentration camps. “Absolute power absolutely corrupts”. If my entire family dies on a plane blown up by a terrorist because I don’t allow the American Brown Shirts to sexually assault my children and invade my privacy with their full body scanners, than so be it. I’m ready to make the ultimate sacrifice along with my family for this nation.

  201. Debra says:

    YAY Texas!…..now do something about the border, and illegal immigration…..unfortunately this may be a short lived victory with our intrusive federal government at the helm!

  202. Lonni says:

    Until our borders are secured this is an exercise in futility and gross incompetence.

  203. ghostmarine says:

    it’s about time that someone, or something sticks it to big sis. the constitution is there for a reason…to protect, and spell out our rights, and freedoms. the wholesale trampling of our freedoms has gone on far, far too long. our rights on the 4th amendment, as well as all others need to be restored. the spectator-in-chief, big-sis, and all the rest have no business, being in our business. period.

  204. matt2717 says:

    And in a related story, Bill Clinton and Al Gore have withdrawn their applications to become Houston-area TSA agents…

  205. screeeewTSA says:

    Since when is a TSA POLICY considered a federal law? The writer of the article apparently doesn’t understand the process of law. He said this law could be superseded by federal law. Well there is NO federal law that says TSA can sexually grope someone. It is TSA POLICY, NOT LAW. A law would have to be drafted and then passed by both chambers of congress and then signs by the president, The TSA POLICY DID not go through that process and thus IS NOT FEDERAL LAW>

    1. Feste Ainoriba says:

      Exactly screeewTSA, a regulation that has no basis in law, particularly one that so openly violates the 4th amendment can be effectively challenged. The fact that the central government ordered the execution of Jews in Germany wasn’t a valid defense for the foot soldiers who implemented the central government’s noxious policies. Likewise, “TSA regulations allow me to” doesn’t protect the individuals who “are just doing the job they were ordered to do” when they violate an individual’s fundamental rights to freely move about this country without being subject to search without probably cause.

      Once we allow regulations to carry the weight of law, we will have transformed from a democratic republic into an oligarchy run by jack-booted security forces.

  206. Mark Matis says:

    Is it time yet:

    There are clearly NO Oathkeepers left in the Only Ones. Those remaining are merely Thugs with Guns. The sooner they rot in hell, the better off this country will be.

  207. colton says:

    The federal government cannot supersede a state law if it constitutional!!!!!! they have no authority in the constitution to do so! Thank god for texas

  208. AJ says:

    Too bad legislation has absoluetly NOTHING to say about what TSA can/cannot do! All they have to do is inform you that if you refuse searching…they refuse you flying 🙂

  209. karen says:

    This law is meaningless. The supremacy clause of the Constitution says that when Federal law and state law conflict, the Federal law ALWAYS takes precidence.

    TSA screeners are Federal employees. It’s unconstitutional for the Texas legislature to pass laws concerning how they do their jobs.

    So forcible anal searches are still a-go in the Lone Star State….

  210. Dennis Smith says:

    Hooray For Texas! State’s rights still do exist and this foolishness has gone on far too long.

  211. Babylonian says:

    The concept of using the anal cavity to hide things is well-used by drug mules, and may have already been used in an attempt on a Saudi official’s life last August. In theory, a terrorist could smuggle an explosive aboard a plane and extract it in the bathroom. A report by the National Security Center says even full-body scanners may not be able to detect anally hidden bombs. “You think taking off your shoes is bad?” asks Crowley in the New Republic. “Try bending over for a TSA worker wearing green surgical gloves.”


  212. Rick3 In Seattle says:

    On my last flight over Christmas I chose to protest by issuing the single digit salute to the perverts watching the body scanner image. Flip these perverted tyrannists off when you are in the scanner as a protest. TSA has repeatedly lied about the back scatter radiation, the gender-neutral viewing, the claim they don’t store images; the selective viewing of more attractive bodies versus obese women; and the fact they have a ‘stick-figure’ software version they refuse to implement. The TSA is a fascist dept. that has exceeded their authority and abrogated individual rights. (It IS unreasonable to body search 6 month old babies or even toddlers.) We need to disband TSA and replace it with a professional cadre of high school grads who can understand common sense. Most of the TSA workers are poor, lazy, welfare-to-work employees who are employed because they are minorities. They are ignorant, arrogant, self-important fascists who don’t realize how much the average flier hates what they do and cannot rationalize it. Ask yourself – how many threats have they actually stopped? A box of nail clippers, a few butane lighters, a pocket knife or two? No terrorist has ever been arrested in the U.S. from a domestic flight with a bomb or even a reasonable weapon since 9-11. Every threat has come from a foreign inbound flight. The solution is obvious – force foreign airports to body scan the ragheads. We are such ignorant sheep in this country anymore. Where is our famous guts n glory? We have given it away to the Marxists neo-fascism who have created the issue between us and radical Muslims and then forced us to pay the price. Enough is enough. Refuse to fly but if you must give em the bird and verbally resist all efforts to search – but let them search to avoid arrest – and make a scene to disrupt their efficiency. Passive resistance as Ghandi and MLK advocated is the first step to eliminating fascism in our federal governement – if you don’t fight back you are no longer an American in my mind because you have sold your soul to fascist Marxism. Forcing the “greater good” on the individual was the basis for Nazism.

  213. Karl says:

    A lot of good comments here! Thank you all.

  214. Amerikan Patriot says:

    I sense a showdown between the Great State of Texas and our corrupt, dysfunctional Federal government? Congrats to Texas for having the nads to say enough! The people of Texas will not be sexually harassed or molested anymore by the Federal goons who cannot justify these actions based upon any kind of past behavior! I don’t give a flying you know what as to what happened in Kabul or any other place which I have seen on some other websites being used as some kind of Lib-Dim crutch to justify molestation of a baby! It MIGHT HAPPEN is not justification, because many things might happen, yet we do not violate people’s rights to address them? Tell me ANYBODY how many airliners have been brought down by any American infant, grandmother, child, teen in the history of this country? Tell me?

  215. Amerikan Patriot says:

    Excellent post! Especially the finishing statement about Nazism being touted by the “authorities” of the time as being for the “greater good” of the people? That sounds VERY familiar, in fact it seems to be the premise by which Liberals justify their actions by?

  216. mort says:

    The U.S. Constitution is the work of several men, directly and indirectly. The three most notable persons whose work influenced the Constitution but who were not involved in its writing are Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Thomas Paine. The group of men involved in the writing of the Constitution are generally referred to as the “framers”.

    Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_wrote_the_US_Constitution#ixzz1MH86A1Xl

  217. Chronically disgusted by Texas leadership says:

    Is everyone in Texas a nut case or is it limited to your elected officials?

    Federal law obviously trumps this silly act by your legislature. It is a meaningless political stunt.

  218. Mark Santeramo says:

    Well, you can’t have a more pointless “law” than this. The TSA does not touch people inappropriately in the areas described above as is so what’s the point? Ahh, you really have to give it to these arrogant, crybaby conservatives who feel that they are above the law and unique compared to everyone else. Honestly, what the hell are they thinking mocking the security agency that is responsible for their very own protection? The TSA does not touch people in their genitals, FACT; I’m absolutely sick of certain individuals that want to get their name in the paper exaggerating and/or lying about what happened during their pat down. None of this would even go down if they would just walk through the scanning machine! Either way, though, the TSA does pat downs to search for illegal items or dangerous weapons/equipment…they do not do pat downs so they can feel someone up. Get over yourselves and grow up. If you do not want to be safe on an airplane than do everyone else a favor and do not fly because your giving the millions of other responsible Americans a bad name!

  219. Joseph says:

    you’re a racist. At least by todays standards. Any disagreement with Obama or any of his policies quickly gets you called a racist. The democrat controlled media immediatley calls every criticism of Obama or his policies racist. He is untouchable. He is also arrogant and thinned skinned. He is childish–keeping an enemies list.
    I am married to a black woman and was still called a racist in 2008 just because I said I wasn’t going to vote for Obama. It’s sickening how low things have sunk.
    I often vote for and support conservative black candidates like Colonel Allen West. But I still get called a racist for not supporting Odumbo.

  220. George says:

    Here’s something to think about; a bill needed to be passed to prohibit a gov’t employee from touching your or your families “anus, sexual organ, buttocks, or breast”.
    Really? REALLY?

  221. jonthegreatful says:

    The idea that federal law supersedes state law is bogus. Our founders established the United States the other way, with a weak federal government and strong states.

    1. Frank Davis says:

      Our founders did not establish the federal government until 13 years after we won independence from England. And they established it because the states weren’t playing nice with each other. Do you know what the term “state” means in the context of 1780? It means nation. That’s why every state has a Secretary of State. The federal government was created by the 13 original states and is subservent to them.

    2. Guest says:

      Take a look at the actual text of the Constitution. The Supremacy Clause (Art. VI, Cl. 2) states the direct opposite of what you’re saying:

      “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.”

      In other words, Federal laws that specifically cover a certain area (i.e. TSA search policies) preempt/trump/beat/knock out state laws that attempt to do something differently (the TX law).

  222. Red Knuckles says:

    The stars at night, Are big and bright, Deep in the heart of Texas!

  223. Tommy D_____ says:

    Airline travelers were being treated like barnyard animals. I hope this puts an end to it, at least in Texas.

  224. Ben Dover says:

    Can you say “anus” on TV?

  225. Cary Biondolillo says:

    Way to giVe every terrorist a weak link to smuggle in so many possibly dangerous items to defeat the many layers of security put in place to stop the highjacking of airplanes!!

  226. Mike Mahoney says:

    Let’s have two different kinds of commercial flights. A liberty flight with no checks and concealed carry optional. Then the government security circus flights.

  227. David says:

    A glimmer of common sense in an insane country.

  228. How Quickly we Forget says:

    Just a friendly reminder to y’all that the TSA is George W. Bush’s baby…

  229. Jack says:

    While I applaud the effort, I doubt it will hold up in federal court. My biggest worry is how this law could affect the outstanding work done by the Officers of U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the various international airports in Texas.

  230. Darrel says:

    Will Obama Bin Lyin now sue TX as he sued AZ?

  231. John says:

    I understand people want their privacy and feel violated sometimes, but doesnt this measure seem a little counter productive? I mean, next time someone wants to sneak something onto a plane they just tape it to their butt and get through security because there will be no way for TSA to find it! I mean, come on people! Passing a law like this goes against all common sense!

  232. StanleyCustom says:

    The TSA was formed because the feds thought private security were a bunch of baffoons. Turns out they were wrong, congress are the buffoons as well as twe the people who elected them.

  233. earbrain says:

    Good! Now Texas should pass a bill protecting average Americans from the invasive, sexual touching of the genital and anal regions by all Texas physicians during medical examinations.

    This bill makes about as much sense.

  234. Peter Courtenay Stephens says:

    The Stars at Night, Shine Big and Bright. Deep in the Heart of Texas!

  235. Fisher1949 says:

    God bless Rep Simpson and the Great State of Texas. Finally some principled and decent legislators are taking action to rein in this abusive and misguided agency.

    Pistole says they conduct very few pat downs. Very few? According to TSA, they conduct over 50,000 pat downs per day, the equivalent of the entire population of Ames, Iowa.

    There have been 21 screeners arrested in five months for job related crimes, including drug trafficking, theft, raping a 14 year old and two weeks ago for distributing child porn. Now they get to grope small children and babies and its legal.

    Twenty one criminal acts, eighteen security failures, 4,000+ groping complaints and dozens of lawsuits, all in five months, but TSA hasn’t stopped one incident in nine years. Fortunately some people and lawmakers are beginning to realize that they are being misled by TSA’s paranoia.

    Anyone who believes that the behavior of this bloated and self-serving agency is making flying safe is clearly ignoring the facts. How many failures, crimes and abuses must this agency commit before Congress demands their reform?

  236. Adam Smith says:

    If the people are so cowed by authorities that they let men with badges molest their children when the children themselves, the parents and the TSA thugs know they are not guilty of terrorism, than the will and love of freedom of the American people is truly broken.

  237. Ben405 says:

    Nice picture of the TSA agent wearing those blue gloves.Does he change them after groping someone to prevent the next “victim” from being exposed to whatever the last person hed, or are they only for protecting the TSA agent?
    I have asked ALL of my alleged members of Congress this question.
    They won’t answer ANY question unless it’s where to send the check for their re-election campaing.
    They are all DemocRATS.
    I have a new found respect for prostitures, at least they are HONEST about what THEY do for a living.

  238. mihoda says:

    Anyone want to take a guess at which state the next plane wielding terrorists are going to board their flight in?
    …and guess where they will be hiding their weapons.

  239. thgirbla says:

    Classic, give a Fed. Govt. Bureaucrat a little authority and wait for the abuse to begin !!!

    Does the IRS sound familiar to anyone ???

    Refuse the TSA Pat down, according to this State Law ???

    Good Luck then of the TSA allowing YOU to fly to your destination !!!


    Who then turn out to be the winner of wills !!!

  240. BStanley says:

    I would like to know, what the TSA is going to do the first time someone blows themself up while standing in line for the “gate rape”, Will they move the screening process outside the airport?

  241. timfla says:

    I have the best of hopes Texans will stand their ground. I spent 2 months there, and was overly impressed over how wonderful Texans are. I made many friends and still love them dearly. I am from Pittsburgh and would love to stand with them over this BS….

    If you are a Texan……God Bless you!

  242. steve says:

    All of the states need to stand up to the Obama regime and put an end to his socialist/Marxist/communist tryanny. All we need to do now is get rid of the halfican American loser

  243. Matt says:

    Irrelevant. State Law means nothing. FED overrides. End of Conversation. Get over it idiots.

  244. rustyb says:

    …Once again…the great State of Texas takes the lead and shows the rest of us the meaning of American individualism.

    …thank you great citizens of Texas…

    … a peasant from the Peoples Republik of Ohio

  245. Jimmy Gipson says:

    after reading through so many of the comments above, i feel a little better about how so many of the people commenting are awake to what is going on. for a moment i thought i was on infowars…. hehe..

  246. Mike Rotch says:

    I have flown in quite a while. Now I think I can just know my anus is safe…

  247. Joseph L Cooke says:

    Gold blessed Texas.

  248. Rick says:

    Our family does not fly anymore. This TSA affair is costing the Democratic party the election in 2012. The TSA must go before we vote for any democrat.

  249. HSaxon says:

    It’s about time lawmakers stood up for us. Nobody deserves to be sexually assaulted, especially without any suspicion of wrongdoing. All of the recent attempted attacks were stopped by courageous passengers, not the TSA.

    Keep their filthy hands off me and my family. I’ll take the miniscule security risk before I’ll hand over my dignity and freedom.

  250. SameAsTheOldBoss says:

    The pat-downs won’t stop a bomb from going into the belly of a plane in a cargo shipment. They don’t inspect every package only most of the passenger bags. This is a charade meant to desensitize citizens to intrusive government control. If you’ll let a government agent fondle your women and children right in front of you with impunity, what will you NOT let them do? Ask any honest airline pilot how these pat-downs keep you safe.

  251. Odumbo says:

    Stop playing game; profile the potential suspects, namely the Islamic men or women! How difficult is that to understand?!!

  252. Entropy. says:

    It’s about damn time. Funny how Texas seems to be leading the way with this kind of stuff, such as with Ron Paul being from there. The rest of our “elected officials” had better step up to the plate. You neocons and neolibs….we don’t like you. You’re mostly corrupt special interest types and chickenhawks, while ineffectual in any meaningful way. You have your boogeyman, now get out of our lives.

  253. sandiego1969 says:

    This law was clearly passed by a San Francisco legislator. Cavity searched and anal pat-downs are the preferred method of greeting among strangers.

  254. RPM says:

    It seems governments (State or Federal) are only capable of partisan, knee-jerk reactions, and not common-sense solutions. I’m opposed to these invasive pat-downs (and massive, expensive, right subverting bureaucracies like the TSA as well) but by limiting these searches and not CONCURRENTLY scrutinizing the no-fly/terrorist data bases AND PROFILING likely terrorists (see Israel), isn’t Texas just advertising what terror techniques are more likely to succeed, AND subjecting US citizens to unconstitutional unreasonable searches. Are there any truly smart politicians?

  255. Montego says:

    Bless you Texas! Liberty for all!!!

  256. RICHARD says:


  257. RICHARD says:


  258. Richard J Agnusich says:

    The TSA Is a JOKE’! They Give False Security at The Airport While Ignoring the Mexican Border and all the illegals With Weapons And Drugs. The TSA VIOLATES AMERICAN CITIZENS “FOURTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS”!

  259. Steve Slatten says:

    I guess you all want the terrorists to win then…

  260. USA1776 says:

    Federal government using terrorist methods on citizens to prevent terrorism on citizens???
    the terrorist have won their victory.

    is the government molesting your wives and children considered a “cruel and unusual punishment”(8th Amendment). is it an “unreasonable search and seizure”(4th Amendment).what will you do when a judge rules that the constitution does not apply in airports, train stations,and bus terminals???

  261. cindy says:

    This is long overdue when bomb sniffing dogs and the exray machines can do the same job without the personal invasion. There should also be an armed agent on every single flight instead of the airlines using the public to be their security as they have been doing. Violence or terrorism wouldn’t require anything found in private places on a body and they need to go back to limmiting what is allowed on flights and have bomb/drug sniffing dogs at the conveyor before luggage is put on a plane.

  262. Reality Check says:

    Since the Constitution leaves all matters of interstate transportation, commerce, and law enforcement to the Federal Government, this law is just another bluster from a state that will ultimately be struck down in the courts.

    Like the story about the girl who is challenging a US Rep to a debate on the Constitution and civics, we should require that all elected officials actually know what the Constitution says before they are elected. It would save us all the time and trouble, not to mention the taxpayer money wasted in the defense of these laws that are unconstitutional from the start.

    By the way, “Don’t Mess with Texas”… isn’t that from an anti-litter sign in the ’70s??? Funny how some think it is some kind of battle cry from the Alamo.

    1. Tex says:

      Howdy Y’all,
      Don’t mess with Texas means “Dont Mess with Texas”. Take it anyhow ya wants to. The signs are still there.

  263. Pork and Beans says:

    Centralized airport security check points are a perfect target for terrorists.
    Thousands of non-muslin men, women and children tightly packed in such a small location.
    Imagine all the virgins a real muslin would receive after hoisting a suitcase full of explosives and nails over his head and detonating it.
    The airport would have to be shut down. The economic loss would be huge.
    It would take weeks to replace all the back scatter x-ray machines. In the meantime, the TSA would then have to manually strip search and molest all the non-muslin men, women and children looking for real muslin terrorist. The delays would long

  264. Guest says:

    This law will never take effect and litigating its legality will cost the Texas and Federal governments millions of dollars. The end.

    1. BlessBad says:

      So what do you suggest we do? Just lay down and and let the feds rape us? If you havn’t the guts to Man-Up and fight for whats yours you don’t deserve your citizenship and freedom or any of the blessings God gave us. You are a coward and a trator.

  265. WilliamPenn says:

    Meanwhile, Barack Hussein Obama lets battalion-size Al Qaeda units waltz unmolested across the Mexican border.

  266. Deb says:

    What makes me crazy is the fact we already have laws on the books to prevent molestation and unreasonable search.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad Texas did this, but it demonstrates how rediculous our current WH idiots are and their complete ignorance or disregard of our laws and the constitution.

  267. TomS says:

    I hope this makes it all the way, and a Texas lawman arrests one of these “security” agents. Then let’s see what Janet does about that.

  268. Bisync says:

    They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

    Be careful freedom loving Americans. Be aware of any plausible excuse used as a means to further restrict your precious few remaining freedoms.

  269. tom says:

    Texas did the right thing, Just imagine if Ms. secrectary of state, human service, national sercurity… have been patted down, Obama’s wife and his children as TSA did to American then they think. They are going to cream murderously and loudly. This administration does not care about you but themselves in a cold, cruel, barbaric ways. Of course even these people get naked, I am not going to see their private parts at all. It is not funny at all.

  270. Mark says:

    About time.

  271. Fred says:

    Excellent. Now everyone will know exactly where to hide contraban, and that Texas is the state to fly into while doing it.

  272. Davidtoo says:

    Isnt Secretary Napolitano actually a gay man?

  273. DENNIS says:


  274. larrybarry says:

    Who cares if Federal Law supersedes it. There is an old law enforcement saying, “they will beat the rap, but won’t beat the ride.”

  275. 4thAmendment says:

    So, there is no right to fly, and that gives you the right to touch my junk? Well, I guess I don’t have the right to shop, so you can feel me up at the grocery store, right? And I don’t have a right to drive, so you can pull me over and feel me up by the side of the road. You know, just in case. And, I don’t have the right to eat at a restaurant, so you can pull me out of my booth and ask me to bend over to check for explosives, right? Someone needs to pull their heads out of their a$$es, and that would be the American people. Stand up for your actual right against search and seizure. The fourth amendment of your US Constitution states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

  276. Chris says:

    Whats this part all about: “though the measure may be superseded by federal law.” Since when does illegal federal law supersede state law? Last time I checked, putting your hands on someone’s crotch/ass is illegal and a violation of privacy under the constitution. I hope some of these criminal TSA employees get tried in court and made an example out of in the national press. Send a message to these TSA criminals. Send a message to homeland security. Beautiful law passed by Texas. Let the media make fun of Texas for being rednecks and what not, but you have to love their F U attitude to these criminals in Washington.

  277. theyownyourass says:

    They own you. tomorrow you will go to the airport and get your pat down and move on. You will shut your mouth and take the pat and consent. It happens every day. They are not going to close their eyes and send you through security under YOUR terms.

  278. The Eyes of Texas are upon YOU says:

    TEXAS LEADS THE NATION; while the pencil neck. bobbleheads in Washington DC flounder about their duties and responsibilities.

  279. watcher says:

    bring back the underwear bomber.

  280. hugmeme says:

    LOL, the TSA is the biggest WASTE of an agency there is


  281. More Loss of our Freedom says:

    Look at our loss of freedom because of these Islamic terrorists. TSA should not be going through baby’s diapers and groping six years olds, instead they should be pulling over the ones wearing the Turbans. Stop all the PC nonsense.

  282. zagwee says:

    Wow, the TSA is such a joke.


  283. Dave Templeton says:

    One question – Is America safer with Obama, Clinton, Nappy and Holder? Well, you can’t ask Robert Krentz, Brian Terry or David Hartley as they were all shot and killed by Mexicans!

  284. StopSlickRick says:

    The TSA is overseen by the FEDERAL government. The state of Texas has no jurisdiction over TSA agents. Just another fine example of political theatre from the fools running this state into the ground. How about they focus instead on something within their control – like fixing the structural tax deficit, passing a school finance bill, doing something about our $27 billion deficit. Or would that make too much sense for the yokels in charge of tihs state?

    1. Frank Davis says:

      When not on federal property they don’t have squat for jurisdiction. Last I knew every civilian airport in this country is NOT owned by the feds. Tell them to go away or we will arrest, convict and punish them.

  285. Casey says:

    I’m glad Texas is doing this. I am also sure than Holder and his buddies in the fed will sue Texas to overturn this law. Just like Arizona. The fed doesn’t like it when states decide that they (the fed) are in the wrong.

  286. Obeserver On The Hill says:

    Haven’t you heard – the rapper Common explained it all – the Good Lord decided to ‘Barack Us” and now we have all these blessing bestowed upon us thanks to the MOST INCOMPETENT ADMINISTRATION EVER !!

  287. TyranyyKiller says:

    Everyone just needs to treat these TSA employees like they have Leprosy. Don’t do business with them, refuse to serve them in restaurants & bars, ridicule them whenever and wherever you see them, make them complete social outcasts. Maybe then they will wake up, but I seriously doubt that many of them have the intelligence to make the connection.

  288. Open Revolt says:

    Don’t like the way Democrats and Republicans are treating you at the Federal level?
    Vote them out.. Both of these pathetic groups have long outlived their usefullness.

  289. Jimmy Durante says:

    I think it’s high time Americans start making citizen arrests of these thugs… Don’t allow them to abuse you! Come on people, wake up!

  290. iberite says:

    Is it time for people to start claming
    sexual harassment and filling out forms
    which, I believe, the U.S.Government MUST investigate?

    If TSA unions workers want to feel travelers, without customer recourse
    shouldn’t customers be allowed to file unlawful sexual contact???

  291. Izman says:

    I tell you what, if they ever want to pat me down, I will demand a female to pat me down. This way, lets put the embarrassment back on TSA. I will not refuse a pat down, but, I will refuse a male pat down. I want a female to pat me down.

  292. Solid Citizen says:

    …your tax dollars at”work”

    Quo warranto, B.O.?

  293. Machismo says:

    Good Job Texas! At least this state still supports American rights and freedom!

  294. Old Timer says:

    There are plenty of laws on the books to have stopped this, one more is not going to make any difference.

  295. Stevo from Melbourne says:

    To JS (13th May 1:298pm) If you intend to leave, you are most welcome “Down Under” in Australia. Despite what a small section of Americans think, we have one of the most strongest economies in the world (Aussie Dollar is worth more than the USD!), a great lifestyle, low unemployment (compared to other countries). Yes we have some dud politicians (aren’t they everywhere?), and some of the same social issues as the USA, but I guarantee you, that you’ll come here, give it a go and you’ll never want to leave!

  296. Lori Wallace says:

    So, last night I was travelling my routine route from DFW to Michigan…every Sunday night. I went through the full body scan and something – God only knows what – showed up on my scan. I was asked if I had a belt on and I said no. I was asked if I had any type of artificial implant, which I don’t. So, I was then taken in to a private screening room with two women who told me that they were going to give me a pat down – which I was also fine with – until they told me that they would be touching my breasts, my buttocks and private areas as necessary, which I was not fine with. I aske what they issue with the scan was and they could not elaborate. I am supposed to have a person of my choosing in the room with me, but when I grabbed my phone, about six more TSA folks swarmed the room and one large, grey haired guy told me that if I touched my phone or any of my other personal belongings that I’d be in a lot more trouble than I was already in. I told them they could not touch any private parts, so they called the police and I was escorted out of the terminal. American Airlines would then not refund the money to a PLATINUM member…I can’t believe this is the USA. It makes me want to leave this country and live abroad. Funny folks above mention Nazi Germany, because that’s what I was telling my friends…Is this the USA or Nazi Germany? It certainly isn’t my country anymore…

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