Can you imagine the impact of closing the air ports and shutting down air traffic over Texas?
Can we really believe that the government would take such an economically devastating approach to 'influencing' the public policy of a sovereign state
of the union?
There is something larger than the inconvenience and humiliation of public searches here.
But we already know that the party controls the politicians and it's unlikely that they would stand a chance surviving politically if they didn't do
as they are told by the party. Even if the legislator was steadfastly committed to moving this bill, and the subsequent debate, into the record; it
doesn't mean his colleagues' support wouldn't fail for the same reasons they usually do - loyalty to the party before
loyalty to the
I don't believe that threat was realistic, and I certainly don't believe that they would have done anything other than whine about the new Texas
But when the media is used to tell American's that 9 in 10 US citizens are "OK" with "searches without demonstrable cause"... you know
not going to play fair.... hopefully most Americans are starting to "know better."
edit on 25-5-2011 by Maxmars because: (no reason