Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Will Texas Nullify Both NDAA and TSA?

Tenth Amendment Center

The Texas legislature will take up two bills designed to protect basic civil liberties in the Lone Star State during the 2013 legislative session.

On Monday morning, Rep. David Simpson (R-Longwood) prefiled The Texas Travel Freedom Act (House Bill 80). If passed, the law would make it a criminal act to intentionally touch “the anus, breast, buttocks, or sexual organ of the other person, including touching through clothing,” without probable cause in the process of determining whether to grant someone access to a public venue or means of public transportation.

The measure also forbids removing a child younger than 18 years of age from the physical custody or control of a parent or guardian. The act would put an end to the most intrusive pat-down searches conducted by the TSA.

“If you walk up to somebody and grab their crotch out on the street, it will land you in jail. Blue uniforms and federal badges don’t grant some goon the power to sexually assault you, or at least they shouldn’t. A person doesn’t forfeit her or his personal dignity or Fourth Amendment protections with the purchase of an airline ticket,” Tenth Amendment Center communications director Mike Maharrey said.

The Texas legislature will also consider a bill that would block any attempt to indefinitely detain people in Texas under sections of the National Defense Authorization Act. Rep. Lyle Larson (R-San Antonio) prefiled House Bill 149, which declares:

It is the policy of this state to refuse to provide material support for or to participate in any way with the implementation within this state of Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Pub. L. No. 112-81). Any act to enforce or attempt to enforce those laws is in violation of this subchapter.

The legislation also provides for criminal penalties against any agent attempting to detain persons in Texas without due process under the NDAA. If passed, the law will effectively nullify federal indefinite detention in the Lone Star State.

“With four more years of the man who not only signed ‘federal kidnapping’ into law, but has vigorously defended it in court, there is absolutely zero chance for repeal in Washington D.C. Our last hope is to stand up and nullify,” Tenth Amendment Center executive director Michael Boldin said. “While Representative Larson will likely be derided by the establishment, if you live in Texas, he deserves your praise. And other state legislators need to follow suit. When enough states stand up and say, “No!” to unconstitutional federal acts, there’s not much that Obama and his gang can do about it. The Constitution and your liberty will win.”

Both acts follow the example set by Thomas Jefferson when he drafted the Kentucky Resolution of 1798 in response to the Alien and Sedition Acts and argued nullification is “the rightful remedy” when the federal government oversteps its delegated powers.

“The several States composing, the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government; but that, by a compact under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States, and of amendments thereto, they constituted a general government for special purposes — delegated to that government certain definite powers, reserving, each State to itself, the residuary mass of right to their own self-government; and that whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force.”

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Anonymous said...

I which my state ( Missouri) make that same law as Texas...

Carroll said...

Don't get your hopes up. Texas has already whimped out on a several similar bills. All Uncle Sam has to do is threaten to cut off highway funds or some other indispensible goody and the whole thing is forgotten about within 24 hours. Stop fooling yourselves folks. This fight was lost in 1865 when general Lee surrendered his army at Appomattox. If you ever think Americans today have the guts and determination to face even the slightest adversity for the sake of morals or state's right, you are mistaken.

Anonymous said...

Just because your weak in the mind doesn't mean we all are Carroll. If I lived in Texas, I'd stand with those men. Keep your weak spirt piped down.


Anonymous said...

GO STATE POWER!!! Fuck the illegitimate, war-mongering, bankster-controlled, criminal fed govt. GO HUMANITY!!!

Activist Angel said...

Wow. Does anyone realize how much true "liberal" "patriots" and true "conservative" "patriots" have in common?
If we stop allowing the bankster gangster corporate warlords to divide and conquer us, we could really work together.
You all hate Obama. I get that.
I hated Romney, you get that.
But I hate the NDAA and the TSA and the "Federal Reserve" SO MUCH MORE that I will join with you in any way I can.
Paper ballots, the end of the national security state, the truth about 911, these are things that can bring us together.
Let's not let the Corporate Gangsters keep us at each other's throats.
Let's save our hatred for the Foreign and Domestic enemies that we swore to defend the constitution against. Bush started the shredding of the constitution, Obama has continued it. Frankly the difference I see is that I don't blindly support Obama because of ideology. The Bushies did. Am I wrong?
Love to you all,

Anonymous said...

Ya Texas
Now lets see if you stand your ground when all federal funds are cut off for all your pork projects and entitlements (Education, Medication, food stamps etc...)
When interstate trucking will be routed around Texas and no goods will be coming in.(food etc...)
When the FAA stops all air traffic from taking off or landing anywhere in Texas.
When these things happen we will see that it's just talk (Texas talk being big talk of course) but talk none the less.
Ha! "Don't Mess with Texas" yeah right.

The time to have fixed this has long since passed and the future generations have already accepted the New Normal, the New Freedom.
and remember this no one took anything from us we gave it all away willingly so quit bitching and enjoy the world you have created.

The world is always exactly as we want it to be.
Or it would be different.

Anonymous said...

I live in Texas. Sales, so I'm all over this great land, from Midland to Houston, and places you've never heard of. And let me tell you, Texas is a place like no other.

Basically, the most deluded people I've ever met.

Where is your Texas gumption, oh freedom lover, when you are waiting in line at the airport, arms raised in surrender? Where is that fighting spirit when Uncle Sam threatens to take away the funds for those many towns that exist solely to service the local military base?

Texas to nullify? Yawn. The great men and women of Texas? Only in their own minds.

Anonymous said...

None of you honestly think that private businesses can build roads? Like the federal government is the "only" thing that can fund or do this? You who do so severaly underestimate the people in this and modern inginuity. I cannot stand statist thinking. Is this what they teach you in school? Welfare and entitilements? Run by the state. Sure the fed can help out a bit and pour more funding into these programs but the basis of these programs are state opperated funded and owned. The Fed. really has no leverage here and what they do have is illusiary at best.

Anonymous said...

Hey if Texas became a new country, it is still in North America, just like Mexico and Canada Do you remember NAFTA, North America Free Trade Agreement that Clinton passed So why would interstate trucking be routed around it? And air traffic Why would the airlines not book passage to the New Country of Texas? and also the world is exactly like someone else wants it to be and it should be different good day....

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