Texas Prepares to Ban the NDAA and TSA Pat Downs

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.

- Thomas Jefferson in the Kentucky Resolution of 1798 in response to the Alien and Sedition Acts

It was always inevitable.  Once enough people realized that the Federal government is nothing more than a collective of corrupt, criminal thugs there was bound to be a backlash.  Given the structure of these United States, it was bound to take the form of States rights versus centralized power in Washington D.C.  This is not about Obama; the cancer in the capital is bipartisan.

While a lot of people like to knock Texas, you have to give some of their state representatives credit for bringing forward these acts; particularly on the NDAA.  From the 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).

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.

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.

Don’t mess with Texas!

Full article here.

In Liberty,
Mike

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  1. It’s about time, I can only hope that this is the return of common sense government and with it a respect for human rights! Perhaps the fight back will come from the individual States against the Federal Government? It would be nice to think that this would also take place in the European Union with individual nation states saying enough is enough, leading to a repatriation of power back to national capitals from Brussels?

  2. David Simpson represents Longview tx, not Longwood tx

  3. This is the correct path back to Constitutional governance. While secession garners the headlines, it is probably not going to accomplish anything worthwhile. On the other hand, if enough people will support push back against an over-reaching federal government within Constitutional parameters, we can win back our country. Kudos, David Simpson!

  4. Step up to the plate, Rick Perry!

  5. We’re all counting on you TEXAS!!!! Lead the way!

  6. This is Awesome, May God Bless Texas and its people for finally stating up to a Government that has gotten out of control, Now may the rest of the states will follow.

  7. I am thinking about moving to Texas.Sounds like my kind of place.

  8. Never liked anyone private or government trampling on people’s rights A Veteran.

  9. A nice step.

    How about this idea: throw out all Feds (congress, etc.) and have a council of state governors take over until the sty called DC can be cleaned out thoroughly, and the country brought back under constitutional law.

  10. The Lucifierian elite will just send a few in to blow up a plane or two. Plaster it all over the news about how Texas screwed up by getting rid of the crotch creepers. The dumbed down public will buy it like they do everything else and at that point completely support it.

  11. An important step: the nullification of federal legislation. Like many here I encourage it. Strategically it reveals the way Home, to Constitutionality, to rule of law: to wit, the only power we have anymore is local. The national government is self-enclosed, self-operating, self-serving, with or without our election mandate. It does what those who’ve captured it order it to do. No more, no less. We can only reduce its power by paying less and less attention to it and nullifying its legislation.
    That said, secession is a trap. Secession pits groups of states against one another. As Lincoln proved it’s remedied by force, and that, folks, is what they’ve been wanting all along. It’s where their advantage lies.

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