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5:21PM CST UPDATE: It’s now apparent that the primary culprit behind the fact that lawmakers failed to show up for the vote was none other than Republican Speaker of the House Joe Straus, who labeled the bill “nothing more than an ill-advised publicity stunt,” despite the fact that it merely sought to reinforce language already present in the 4th amendment. The Texas Tribune reports that Straus approached the bill’s primary sponsor Rep. David Simpson earlier this week and insisted that language pertaining to “private parts” be removed from the legislation altogether, which would ha
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
People, we elect nothing but cowards. Not just Texas, who will give lip service to protecting the People while still bending over for Uncle Sam.
but in the US House of Reps, where they will talk about how Obama violated the War Power Act, but will not show the stones to defund the war they are criticizing Obama for.
That is how it works. You don't like the war, you close the checkbook. Thus, they should be the voice of the people. But they are f#ing cowards.
I am sad to say we have the same here in Texas.
I am ashamed of the nation of cowards that we have become.
Originally posted by Xcathdra
I dont even think any laws a state passes concerning TSA would even be valid. Dont get me wrong they annoy the crap out of me, but they are not comissioned law enforcement, which means they are not subject to 42 USC 1983, which means they are not comitting any civil rights violations.
Airports are governed by Federal Regulation in addition to State. Since Federal Law prescribes the manner in which TSA Officers operate, so any State Law passed would be in conflict.
As far as the lawmakers not showing up.... Republican.... Democract...
One sucks, the other blows.