CBS is reporting that the Texas House just passed a ban on TSA agents touching “the anus, sexual organ, buttocks, or breast of another person.”
[The addition of “another person” in the quote seems like an intentional clarification – it’s OK for TSA agents to fondle themselves.]
We’ll see what the courts have to say about this; there is the whole federal versus state law primacy issue. It is a welcome development though, and another example of rising interposition.
The citizenry has complained that the federal government has exceed its authority on any number of levels. Unfortunately, our federal representatives have failed to respond in reigning in the government, and the courts have yet to fully weigh in on many matters (and we are less than confident they will come down on the side of constitutional authority.) In such dire conditions, it is incumbent on the states themselves to stand up and defend their citizens – and that is what the Texas legislature has come to. Time will tell if they are successful.