View Full Version : Texas Gov. Rick Perry Stalls on Calling Up Anti-TSA Groping Bill to Special Session

06-20-2011, 04:06 PM
June 20, 2011 - Update:

SUCCESS: Texas Gov. Rick Perry Adds Anti-TSA Groping Bill to Special Session! (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?299630-SUCCESS-Texas-Gov.-Rick-Perry-Adds-Anti-TSA-Groping-Bill-to-Special-Session)



Texas Governor Rick Perry is stalling on calling up SB 29 (http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/821/billtext/html/SB00029I.htm), the anti-TSA groping bill, for the special session, now claiming there is not enough time.

Texans, Call now! - 512-463-2000

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Stalls on Calling Up Anti-TSA Groping Bill to Special Session (http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/7935-tex-gov-stalls-on-calling-up-anti-tsa-groping-bill-to-special-session)

Kelly Holt | The New American (http://thenewamerican.com/)
20 June 2011

In his book, Fed Up, Texas Governor Rick Perry observed, “It’s not enough to be fed up. We must act.” Yet at a signing for his tome in New Orleans over the weekend, Wesley Strackbein of TSA Tyranny.org asked Perry [left] to do just that — act, and see that the wildly popular anti-TSA groping bill is presented in the special session of the Texas Legislature that convened after the regular session ended in May. The Governor refused. (See the video below of an exchange between Perry and Strackbein at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.)


Yesterday, on Father’s Day, Texas State Rep. David Simpson, the bill’s author, penned a letter (http://tsatyranny.com/2011/06/open-letter-from-representative-david-simpson-to-governor-perry-on-tsa-bills/) to the supposedly "fed-up" Governor, calling for him to step up to the plate and keep his promises: Texans had been promised by Perry that if he was convinced enough votes were present to pass the bill, he would call it up in the special session. The House version, H.B. 1937, enjoyed unanimous support in the lower chamber and a near-unanimous status in the Texas Senate — until an ominous letter (http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/7634-washington-times-qtexas-senators-need-to-grow-a-backbone) from the Department of Justice was delivered threatening to end all flights into and out of Texas if the bill passed. Notwithstanding the foolhardiness of cancelling flights to the world’s tenth-largest economy, or if “they” can even do that, Texas Senators caved and pulled their support of the bill. Outrage from around the state and the country ensued, and the pressure was on.

Simpson filed H.B. 1937 as H.B. 41 in the special session, including certain language that had been requested by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

Last week, the issue was ratcheted a little tighter when two Texas public officials endured horrific “pat-downs” (http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/7907-texas-officials-groped-by-tsa-as-anti-groping-bill-makes-comeback-) at Texas airports, and declared themselves to be fed up.

Representative Simpson’s letter to Perry underscored that indeed enough votes are present in both houses to ensure passage of the bill and put feet to the Governor’s message of having had enough with Washingtonian overreach. His letter included Perry’s own words from his book about the kind of leadership that will “make Texas stronger while defending the Constitution and demonstrating the harm caused by excesses in Washington.”

When Strackbein, founder of TSA Tyranny, a grassroots organization dedicated to stopping TSA abuses, asked Perry about bringing the bill back in the special session, Perry claimed that there wasn’t enough time. Yet Strackbein reminded Texans in his press release (http://tsatyranny.com/2011/06/caught-on-tape-gov-perry-confronted-at-new-orleans-book-signing-for-breaking-his-word-on-tsa-bill/) that it is the Governor’s office that determines the length of a special session. Strackbein also told The New American,

It’s strains credulity that the Governor would be unaware that we had enough votes when his office has been inundated with calls from the public and from the bill’s supporters in the legislature since its near-defeat at the hand of the DOJ.

We have the support.

Rep. Simpson’s respectful letter documents the extent of that legislative support and calls for the Governor to do one thing — take a stand.

Texans concerned about preserving freedom and dignity know that time is short, and they are urging their fellow Texans to call the Governor’s office at 512-463-2000 and ask for this bill — SB 29 (http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/821/billtext/html/SB00029I.htm), the Travelers' Dignity Act — to be put before the legislature once again. And Lone Star State constitutionalists are also asking for the support of those around the country who are concerned with the TSA's overreach.

As goes Texas, so goes the nation.


Chester Copperpot
06-20-2011, 04:17 PM
rick perry is so full of shit....

if you took the bullshit out of him, he would be a midget.

06-20-2011, 05:08 PM
Look how he pulls Strackbein's arm at 1:20. Why?

Because first they shake hand at 1:07 at Perry's initiative. Then Strackbein does a come back with a challenging comment and a new hand shake. Perry takes his hand and without a doubt he sees it as a challenge of his alphaness. The following pull of the arm is almost instinctive. "I'm in charge, a-hole".

Perry wants to be top dog.

06-20-2011, 05:09 PM
Well there's a shock. He's such an idiot. And a hypocrite.

06-20-2011, 05:29 PM
Full name: Rick "BILDERBERG" Perry

06-20-2011, 05:32 PM
Calling... Argggg this figures. i guess the thousands of other calls we already have made isnt enough

Napoleon's Shadow
06-21-2011, 08:33 AM
This video is now on the front page of the CFL website apparently. Almost to 4000 views!

06-21-2011, 08:35 AM
He's in a tough spot. He wants to let it move forward to keep his constituents happy, but he doesn't want it to move forward because then he may be taking power away from a job he wants to go after.... oh decisions, decisions. It must be tough when you live without principles.