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?

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  • Comments

    6 Responses to “TSA Says they Will Keep Feeling Up Passengers, Uses Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution as Excuse”

    1. SUPER DAVE on May 16th, 2011 8:44 am

      a couple of cowboy boots to the mouth would change the minds of these democrat perverts.

    2. A Texas Grandfather on May 16th, 2011 12:36 pm

      It is time that the federal agencies that use the supremacy clause in their rule making are handed their collective heads by the various states.

      Texas will take them into custody for breaking this new law. Every state needs to follow a similar path.

    3. Speedypete on May 16th, 2011 5:38 pm

      Remember U.S. citizen when you think that anyone including a police officer, FBI agent or a Solicitor General be held to a supremacy standard? They are just like you and me with character flaw. In this case they were $20,000/year workers that were raised to this status which means they probably weren’t like you and me.

    4. Rusty Bridges on May 17th, 2011 7:03 am

      #1, that is to aggressive and will get you a one way ride to the gulag. How about a little passive protest with a chili gas bomb to the facial area when they “go down” on us.

    5. flippy on May 18th, 2011 12:16 pm

      What happened to kicking the TSA out and going with private contractors? I heard the TSA against it (surprise) but did any airports pull it off?

    6. flippy on May 18th, 2011 12:20 pm

      #4 -
      You might face the gulag for that, too. Apparently Jose Cruz of West Charleston, West Virginia was charged with battery for farting on a police officer back in 2008.

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