Skip to comments.T.S.A. Expands Duties Beyond Airport Security
Posted on 08/06/2013 8:18:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Only if you incorporate the Fifth Amendment under the 14th.
There is a long history of precedent of eminent domain takings for private benefit by the states going back to the early days of railroads and barge companies. In fact, Abraham Lincoln made his political name by rigging such deals, a corporate RINO from the get-go if you will.
So, yes the taking by New London for a private entity was an abomination. As to whether it should fall under the purvey of the Federal government to enforce the Fifth Amendment against the states, please consider this article. I am not sure you have considered the unintended consequences of such a preference.
Incorporation is another disaster. But I was arguing it on even their [the court's] own terms. As it is I really dislike incorporation: where else can we take the bill of rights, apply magic, and get something that utterly binds the States to the will of the Federal government?
The best, and most obvious, example is the First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.The restriction is placed on Congress, not
the legislature, so applying the text as-is would do nothing to the States as they don't have a
congress. So in order for the First Amendment to have any impact on the States it has to be altered in some way. How does this happen? Magic!
Please make that clear; else you waste our time. Kelo was correctly decided. I still think you'd profit by the article, but then, I wrote it.
Any morons out here that didn’t see this coming?
Who started this giant bloated, costly new government program/department
Who oversaw and helped create this TSA monstrosity?
Rodeos? If there is one bunch of folks who can take care of themselves it’s cowboys. Don’t show up at a rodeo wearing a burka or asshat.
Just curious. Were there any white “agents” in attendance?
And soon the TSA will be at Miss America and other beauty contests....
Have you forgotten the Patriot Act? Bush gave up most of your rights for you when he signed that treasonous piece of paper.
I don’t know but I suspect that if you read the small print you’ll find that when you purchase a ticket to ride on public transportation you are also agreeing to meekly obey the commands of their security officers.
Gotta make sure we are protecting against creepy cracker domestic terrorists who are clinging to their bibles and guns.
You are required to pass through security in order to fly on an airline. That's in the contract. Even the TSA has finally admitted they have no right to detain you if you choose to decline further screening and leave the secure area of the airport. It took a couple of court cases, but that is now official policy.
If I buy a ticket on a subway line, I didn't agree to anything but to pay the fare in exchange for a ride. Have you ever seen even a sign saying that you are consenting to a search if you ride a metro transit line? And again, even if I did agree to such a contract or if notice is provided, it becomes null and void if I decline to board the transit line.
The TSA only gets away with this crap because people allow them to. Don't allow it. It will result in some inconvenience for you, but you have no obligation to submit to an unconstitutional search. They can't search you unless you are suspected to have committed a crime.
This "stop and frisk" crap goes on in NYC, and Bloomberg knows that it's unconstitutional. But, he is betting that the victims are either not educated enough to refuse, or are afraid they will be detained and prosecuted for OTHER crimes.
If a homosexual grabs feels your inner thigh in public it is assault. If a TSA homosexual does it in an airport, it is legal - sometimes mandatory if you want to fly.
Most of the TSA agents watching the doors at the Dallas/Ft. airport are Muslims.
None of this is going to end well.
“...T.S.A. Expands Duties Beyond Airport Security...”
...exactly as they were slated to do. This was on the wish list from day one.