Thursday, May 26, 2011

Texas Republicans, Playing Inside Baseball With the TSA

The establishment spikes the anti-grope bill, despite overwhelming public support -
The man who was instrumental in working with the federal government to sabotage a bill that would have made TSA grope downs a felony in the state of Texas was Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, a former CIA agent and establishment insider considered to be the wealthiest man in Texas politics.

As we have documented, the anti-pat down bill was derailed in the Texas Senate having unanimously passed the House by 138-0 votes after the Department of Justice sent a letter threatening to impose a no fly zone over Texas and shut down Texas airports. The warning was nothing short of a federal blockade and an act of financial terrorism.

But the federal assault was aided by a traitor from within the state, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who only served to amplify the threats made by the DOJ in communicating them to members of the Senate, convincing them them to cave in and forcing the hand of Senator Dan Patrick to withdraw the bill before it could be shot down permanently.
The Real Effect
This is precisely why we must deal with individuals and not parties. Yes, a party will give you more power, but we are not looking for a raw exercise in power but a restoration of liberty. Incumbents become addicted to the perks that such a position offers and become interested in few things:
  1. Reelection (Continuing power)
  2. Expansion (Expanding their power)
These things are sold to us in a variety of disguises - namely safety,  security, prosperity, choice, hope, change, responsibility, etc, but they all hide behind the facade of propriety and in actuality deliver tyranny. It is because of that reason that the founders attempted to restrain not the people, but the government itself from becoming a bloated tick gorging itself on the lifeblood of the people.

And yet, despite the electorates many good and noble intentions, their results remain the same. Destruction.

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