Kansas joins list of states trying to rein in the TSA

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by TSA News Blog, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. TSA News Blog

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    Kansas is joining a list of states that are trying to curb the abuses and crimes of the TSA, since it’s apparent that Congress isn’t going to do it.​
    Kansas State Representative Brett Hildabrand and 20 of his colleagues have introduced legislation that would make it illegal for the TSA to do what’s already illegal if anyone else does it — paw your genitals without your permission.​
    It is, frankly, insane that we even have to propose such legislation. It should be a Monty Python skit. But this country has lost its collective mind, so it’s not a Monty Python skit; it’s reality.​
    At least 11 other states have tried to do what Rep. Hildabrand is doing.
    “Air travelers are subjected to aggressive, humiliating pat-downs, many of which would land the average stranger off the street in jail,” the Shawnee Republican said.​
    “But because the federal government has given someone a blue uniform and a badge, we are told that person has authority over our bodies and we must endure.”​
    Unfortunately, many Americans think of themselves as criminals and think they should be treated as such. They don’t trust their fellow passengers, or themselves, apparently, to board a plane without being physically assaulted first. I know this because they’ve told me. They even think their children can’t be trusted to board a plane without being groped.
    How sad that this is the kind of country we live in.
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    This came up in my daily TSA Google but the TSA News post already links a better article in the Kansas City Star on the subject.

    Opponents claim the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution will nullify state efforts, but I would dispute that -- last time I checked the supremacy clause did not legalize rape, sexual assault, kidnapping of children and false imprisonment.

    In checking the TSA Blog aka "Propaganda Village" for the source of the supremacy-cause claim, it seems that PV has deteriotated into practically nothing but weekly wrapups bragging about all the guns & fake grenades that they've found. These were found before 9/11, and probaby with much greater reliability given that metal detectors were used exclusively at that time, which don't have issues such as 54% false positives and 43% of weapons missed.
  3. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    From The Wichita Star:


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  4. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    I wish someone would restrain TSA. Otherwise an outraged traveler is going to restrain a freedom fluffer using a rope and a lamp post.
  5. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    you say that like it was a bad thing.
  6. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    I wouldn't cut them down if I saw it happen.

    As I tell people: I wouldn't kill a pedosmurf, but assuming I'm not in any area with mandatory-rescue laws, I would let one die.
  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Cop: Didn't you see that guy was in trouble?
    CW: Nah, I just thought he was hanging around.
  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I probably wouldn't. If only to be able to answer the question "How can I ever repay you?" with, "Get a real job. An honorable job."
  9. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    He'll be here all week, folks. Tip your waitress.
  10. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Here. You'll need this. http://instantrimshot.com
  11. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Bad only in the sense that innocent people would die after Pissy and Big Sis handed out guns and some of that ammo they've been buying to the surviving freedom fluffers.

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