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That reply wassupposed to beginwith the words, "Very weak,"

 

1 year, 9 months ago on Rematch: Texas takes on the TSA Again

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OffWithTheirHeads, especially from someone who lacks the guts to sign his own name.Yes,I have proposed capital punishment for politicians who violate the Bill of Rights. Yes, it must be public -- in a nation like ours, we all have a hand on the rope.What you fail to understand is the the Bill of Rights is a law, the highest law of the land. A law without a penalty is a joke. You want to live free? Well it _costs_ something. There must be Bill of Rights _enforcement_ or our rights will erode away ... sort of exactly as they have.I suggest you read my book _Down With Power_ which is available at Amazon, B&N, and other such places, on paper or in electronic format.Then we can have another conversation. Be sure to use your real name, though. That's what grownups do.

1 year, 9 months ago on Rematch: Texas takes on the TSA Again

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The great trouble with the Fourth Amendment, along with the rest of te Bill of Rights, is that the Founders neglected to include a stringent penalty clause. If a bureaucrat or politician's  punishment for violating a citizen's rights was life at hard labor, or death by public hanging, we might still have a free country today.

1 year, 9 months ago on Rematch: Texas takes on the TSA Again

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The fact that airports and aircraft are private when it suits the government and not private when that suits them better is at the heart of this problem. Since corporations are, in essence, branches of the government, enjoying powers and immunities special to their class, they must be made to bear the full weight of he Bill of Rights, even if it's necessary to pass a state Constitutional amendment to that effect.

 

One trouble with your bill is that it fails to specify remedies and penalties for having violated it. They must be absolutely draconian.

 

Finally, since TSA;s mission is creeping into bus stations, train stations and into private cars in the streets, states must pass laws restricting it to airports -- before it's abolished altogether.

1 year, 9 months ago on Rematch: Texas takes on the TSA Again

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