H.R. 2589: Freedom of Travel Act of 2013

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by KrazyKat, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

  2. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    I think due to the way ATSA is written, and the fact that it indicates that TSA will be involved with almost all forms of transportation will kill this without much debate. If this is an approach that either party is serious about, it would most likely have to include a rewrite of ATSA or an amending of it. Bills like this are probably not going to amount to much unless there is a serious push to change ATSA attached to it. It is something that can be used to demonstrate a commitment to changing the norm, but it will most likely be buried in Committee.
  3. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Ho hum...
    Another piece of legislation that will die in committee...
    What else is new?
  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

  5. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Oh, that's not new by any stretch. Especially for a politician!
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  6. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Would have been better use of showboating by gutting DHS budget to $0 and discharging everyone in the department, and reassign preexisting departments back to there original alignments.
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  7. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    I think "showboating" is getting your mug on camera etc. This press-free bill introduction hardly qualifies.
  8. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    No matter their quality, such bills aren't exactly common. I think it's worth encouraging co-signors, if for no other reason than remind all we're paying attention.
  9. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Yep. Screw ATSA - if it really does pose a problem then this bill should be amended to explicitly invalidate those portions of ATSA that allow for TSA parasites to go anywhere but the filth-ridden rat-nests they inhabit at the nation's airports. Of course, I'm all for repealing ATSA and/or gutting DHS' budget too.
  10. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    I'm all for creating Bills of Attainder for all TSA employees, from Pissy on down.
  11. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    While doubtful anything will happen at the Federal level, it seems that one of the numerous State level attempts has a reasonable statistical chance of passing. Any such law that was enacted at the State level would likely be limited but could start a trend. Since local legislators are as equally likely to have bad TSA experiences as anyone else the impetus for these bills will continue. Reviewing earlier attempts should enable them to craft a bill that would avoid provisions that sank prior attempts.

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