TSA Says they Will Keep Feeling Up Passengers, Uses Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution as Excuse
More poor PR from the TSA …
The TSA says that it will continue to fondle and inappropriately touch in what ever way they deem necessary in Texas. This after the Texas State House passes a bill last week that would make it a criminal offense for public servants to inappropriately touch travelers during airport security pat-downs. However, the TSA is saying that Texas has no right to pass a law that tells the federal government what to do and is citing the Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution.
What’s our take on the Texas House of Representatives voting to ban the current TSA pat-down? Well, the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution (Article. VI. Clause 2) prevents states from regulating the federal government.
We wish we lived in a world where you could just walk on a plane with no security screening, but that just isn’t the case unfortunately. Aviation security agencies worldwide have been using pat-downs long before TSA was created to prevent dangerous items from getting onto airplanes. The pat-down is a highly effective tool to resolve certain alarms and keep these dangerous items off of planes that could cause catastrophic damage.
They are actually worng on two accounts. One, how many terrorist have TSA agents nabbed while frisking them during the pat downs? The answer would be none.
Two, as stated by the PJ Tatler, The supremacy clause says nothing of the sort. Here’s the full text:
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.
How soon will it be before TSA agents are being arrested by Texas State police? Hey TSA, are you feeling lucky?