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Texas lawmaker still pushing plan to rein in TSA
Posted By admin On November 23, 2012 @ 5:29 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled
ANNA M. TINSLEY
Nov 23, 2012
Texas travelers might be able to skip security pat-downs at the airport some day soon — if some state lawmakers have their way.
State Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, has filed a bill to prevent governmental agents, including federal Transportation Security Administration workers at the airport, from touching private areas of travelers without probable cause.
He calls the measure the “Texas Travel Freedom Act.”
“Intrusive, physical touching of travelers’ sexual organs without cause clearly violates the privacy, dignity and freedom of our citizens,” Simpson said. “The Constitution protects the civil liberties of the people against government overreach — in this case, quite literally — and it’s time to put a stop to the TSA’s abuse of power.
“Security at the expense of liberty is no security at all, for it licenses government tyranny and abuse.”
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