TSA Nullification Bill Passes Out Of Committee In Kansas

On Thursday, HB2175, a bill that nullifies the Transportation Security Administration's overreach at airports, was passed out of committee. It seeks to criminalize TSA misconduct and bring strict and harsh punishments upon them for their misconduct.

According to the bill, which seeks to amend the 2012 Kansas statutes, “Official misconduct is any of the following acts committed by a public officer or employee in the officer or employee’s public capacity or under color of the officer or employee’s office or employment.”

According to Section 7, “as part of a determination of whether to grant another person access to a publicly accessible venue or form of transportation, intentionally and without probable cause: (A) Touches the genitals, buttocks, anus or female breasts of such person, including touching through clothing; (B) removes a child younger than 18 years of age from the physical custody or control of such child’s parent or legal guardian, or a person standing in the stead of such child’s parent or legal guardian; (C) commits a violation of subsection (a) or (b) of K.S.A. 2012 Supp.21-5412, and amendments thereto; or (D) harasses, delays, coerces, threatens, intimidates, or denies or conditions such person’s accessibility because of such person’s refusal to consent to subsections (a)(7)(A), (a)(7)(B) or (a)(7)(C).”

It then punishes those who violate the law. “Upon conviction of official misconduct a public officer or employee shall forfeit such officer or employee’s office or employment. (c) The provisions of subsection (a)(1) shall not apply to any use of persons or property which: (1) At the time of the use, is authorized by law or by formal written policy of the governmental entity; or (2) constitutes misuse of public funds.”

This bill would define the offense as a Class A misdemeanor. According to the Kansas statutes, a Class A conviction would provide "the sentence for which shall be a definite term of confinement in the county jail which shall be fixed by the court and shall not exceed one year."

The entire TSA fiasco is nothing more than a violation of the Fourth Amendment, and as such should have been put down when it was first federalized following the 9-11 attacks. However, people were emotional after those attacks and willingly let the Federal government overstep its bounds to make them "feel safe" while not providing any real security. Additionally this legislation needs to go further. Sexual molestation should not be a misdemeanor. It should be a capitol offense, punishable by death. Americans don't need to be funding criminals livelihood in jail. Justice should be brought down on them. The best way to deal with the TSA is for states to simply declare they will not tolerate them at airports and force the Federal government's hand in the matter.

With that said, it is a step in the right direction! While it is not a criminal act for TSA to engage in these things now is beyond me. Once the people of Kansas push this into law, they need to start looking at completely nullification of the TSA in their state. If you wish to contact your Kansas state representative, click here and tell them you want them to vote in favor of this bill. If you are in another state, the Tenth Amendment Center has information on how you can encourage your state representative to introduce similar legislation here.

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  • R.Young

    Sounds like it is time for the Fed to crack down on Kansas!

  • Walt

    A while back Texas told the TSA they were being shut down and not allowed to operate in their airports. The Feds came back and said "No Problem, No International Flights will be allowed to land in Texas". Texas was forced to back down.

  • ARMYOF69

    The TSA is just another low brained army of union thugs , and ARE part of Obama's army.

  • freedomringsforall

    Praise God

  • WorryNot

    This could be the start of something good. Go getum Americans!

  • 9Spoon9

    Hummm...This sounds like a grand idea! Damn sure need this at the Richmond, VA Terminal. What a bunch of goons work at that facility. Seems VA is suffering from an identity crisis in more areas than the Airport from what I've read and seen of late.

    Why make it a Class A Misdemeanor? Bump it up a notch or two and put some real teeth into it! Glad to see it get through the initial stages and hopeful that this idea spreads with abandon across this Republic. KUDOs to the KS Legislature!

  • Darthinton

    My coodohs, or how ever it's spelled, to Kansas and Respects and appreation, Americans.

  • fliteking

    Still some brass balls in Kansas. The North East States could take a lesson here.

    • Darthinton

      Let's not forget the other, 57 or 58 of bho land, HMPFFFFF..

  • jsmithcsa

    Good for Kansas!

  • Raymond

    U.S. PRESIDENT SAYS TRUE EQUALITY INCLUSIVE OF “HOMOSEXUAL LOVE” (Friday Church News Notes, January 25, 2013,www.wayoflife.org, [email protected], 866-295-4143) - In his second inaugural speech, President Barack Obama quoted the preamble to the U.S. Constitution and applied it to homosexual marriage. Citing the statement, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,” he argued that if this is true then “homosexual love” must be equal as well. He said the journey to human equality “is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.” This is pure nonsense.

    The Creator God to whom the Founding Fathers referred is the Creator God described in Scripture. At the beginning of the American Revolution, 99.8% of Americans claimed to be Christians (Peter Lillback, George Washington’s Sacred Fire). Though we know that a majority were not born again, the fact remains that there was a huge consensus as to the fact that there is a God and as to who that God is and as to what His laws are. The King James Bible that the U.S. Founding Fathers often quoted does not grant liberty for men to “love” as they please.

    The Ten Commandments, which were posted prominently in U.S. schools, legislatures, and courts for 200 years of U.S. history until removed in recently decades by activist judges, restricts man’s freedom by God’s holy laws. One of these is “thou shalt not commit adultery,” and adultery is defined in Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation, as the breaking of the bond of holy matrimony, and holy matrimony, as affirmed by Jesus Himself, is one man and one woman in a lifelong covenant of marriage.

    Nowhere in Scripture is there even a hint of support for the “marriage” of sameSex couples. President Obama is helping to destroy America morally, socially, and fiscally, but he is not the main problem. He did not elect himself. He is a reflection of the heart and soul of a large portion of the nation. His New Agey type of Christianity--the Oprah Winfrey/The Shack type of Christianity--is the type of Christianity that is very popular in America and that is promoted by the American pop culture throughout the world. America is still a nation of churches, and that is the root problem. Until America’s churches repent and return to walking in the fear of God, the nation will remain under God’s judgment and will continue to be led by unwise men.

    • Vazir Mukhtar

      Raymond, I suggest that people like us leave the matter of homosexual marriage alone. We know what Scripture teaches; hence we believe that homosexual marriage is an oxymoron as well as an abomination.

      Now if the civil authorities wish to sanction two people of the same sex living together (civil union) and to grant them the rights that are afforded to two people of the opposite sex by civil law, that is within their power.

      People who profess Christianity will have to take a stand -- privately or publicly -- on how such civil action agrees with their religious beliefs. Some will remain in congregations where there are homosexuals in civil unions; others will leave and hope to find a congregation whose members believe as they do.

      There's little point in beating a dead horse.As far as many (wo)men in the street and civil authorities are concerned the issue of homosexual marriage is on the verge of becoming a non-issue.

      Let 'em have at it. Remember, as a Christian you may live in the world, but you are not a part of the world. Ultimately, I believe you'll be happier bringing the Good News to others and observing the commandments Jesus gave as a summary of the law and the prophets. Remember also the parable of the sower.

    • TomHorn1903

      Very well said.

    • TalkDoc

      I believe that allowing civil unions are one thing, redefining marriage, an institution that has been around for thousands of years, another. Reedfining marriage will lead to the destruction of the family unit as we know it. I do not believe that the Lord would support us abdicating responsibility for the decline of the culture around us. He said, "occupy until I come." He didn't say to sit around and blow bubbles and watch them playing in the wind while the nation implodes around us. We will be caught in that implosion. Too much of the Church is just waiting for His return, and no longer being involved as an influence for good. The Church has always been a force for good, and needs to continue to be such. And we need to stand for what is right, not be milktoast about it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeff.thomas.568294 Jeff Thomas

    states rights folks..your governor has full authority of his/her state outlined in the constitution..get behind your governor and force them to start speaking up for states rights!