Texas Senator Compares TSA Fight To Revolutionary War

by Paul Joseph Watson

The Texas Senator at the forefront of the fight  against invasive TSA pat-downs has likened the stand-off between state and  federal authorities over a bill that would criminalize TSA groping to the  revolutionary war against Mexico, calling the situation a “Come and Take It”  moment once again for Texas.

State Senator Dan PatrickIn  a message to constituents welcoming Governor  Rick Perry’s decision to place SB 29 on the agenda of a special legislative  session, State Senator Dan Patrick, the leading sponsor of the bill, said that  Texas would prevail in the battle against the feds and become the “symbol of  freedom and liberty for the rest of the nation.”

“And like the Texas Revolution it was our citizens  rising up to make their voice heard. It just makes us remember why we love  Texas,” wrote Patrick, adding, “This is a “Come and Take It” moment once again  for Texas.”

“For those who ask how can a state pass a law that  trumps federal law, there is no federal law requiring these invasive searches.  It is simply TSA policy. As a legislator I have a right and a duty to protect  our citizens liberty. We should not be threatened or bullied by the Federal  Government simply because we choose to stand up for our rights,” said  Patrick.

“Come and take it” refers to the Battle of  Gonzales, the first battle of the Texas Revolution against Mexico, where a  fiercely committed small group of Texans resisted Mexican forces who had been  ordered by Juan Gomez to seize a cannon that had become an object of Texas  pride.

In the 21st century, the object of Texans’ pride  is their right to privacy and protection against unreasonable searches and  seizures, a liberty that is fast being eroded by an army of TSA goons.

Under the VIPR program, the TSA is being turned  into a literal occupying army manning security checkpoints not just in airports  but throughout the country.

“As part of the TSA’s request for FY 2012 funding,  TSA Administrator John Pistole told Congress last week that the TSA conducts  8,000 unannounced security screenings every year,” reports  Mother Jones. “These screenings, conducted with local law enforcement  agencies as well as immigration, can be as simple as checking out cargo at a  busy seaport. But more and more, they seem to involve giving airport-style  pat-downs and screenings of unsuspecting passengers at bus terminals, ferries,  and even subways.”

As we highlighted recently, the TSA is now even  being used to grope high school teenagers at their local prom night.

There are currently 25 VIPR teams conducting  grope-downs of Americans but TSA officials want to add 12 more over the course  of the next year. Earlier this year, the  agency announced its intention to expand the VIPR program to include  roadside inspections of commercial vehicles, setting up a network of internal  checkpoints, with private vehicles also in the cross hairs as a Sovietized  America comes to fruition.

Initially, commercial trucks and other vehicles  only were subject to warrantless searches and radiation scans at specially  designated “state-owned inspection stations” traditionally set up at rest stops  next to highways. These internal checkpoints, run by Homeland Security, the  Department of Transportation, and the TSA, involve  trucks being scanned with backscatter x-ray devices in the name of “safety”  and “counter terrorism”.

These inspection stations are now being expanded to normal  roads and highways, unleashing an army of TSA agents who will be given a free  hand to litter America with internal checkpoints in a chilling throwback to  Soviet-style levels of control over the population.

In rallying Texans to call their Senators and  demand they support SB 29, Patrick quotes founding father Thomas Jefferson to urge Americans to stand up for their rights against federal encroachment and Big  Sis’ takeover of society;

“The spirit of resistance to government is so  valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will  often be exercised when wrong, better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere.”

Patrick points out that he already has 17 yes  votes backing the bill, one more than needed for passage. However, as  we highlighted earlier, expect the Obama administration to repeat its  threats of financial terrorism and federal blockades in an effort to derail the  bill.

via: Texas Senator Compares TSA Fight To Revolutionary War

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  3. DarcsFalcon says:

    ““For those who ask how can a state pass a law that trumps federal law, there is no federal law requiring these invasive searches. It is simply TSA policy. As a legislator I have a right and a duty to protect our citizens liberty. We should not be threatened or bullied by the Federal Government simply because we choose to stand up for our rights,” said Patrick.”

    Can we clone this man? We need him, a lot of him, in IL. Desperately.

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  5. Logic to his position but probably mere grandstanding on his part for Texas voters and his popularity ratings

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