Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Call Gov Perry

I just got this in my inbox from the president of Campaign for Liberty:
Please take a moment today to call Governor Perry at (512) 463-1782. Demand he back up his speeches and stand up for states' rights by bringing up HB 41 & SB 29 during the special session of the Texas state legislature.

Make sure he knows the whole nation is watching what happens in Texas. If he allows the feds to walk all over him and Texas with some empty threats and misinterpretation of the "supremacy clause," then the TSA will have won a major victory.
Here's the full message:

Campaign for Liberty


Dear Liberty Activist,

"Don't mess with Texas!" - a phrase symbolic of the independent nature of a republic that was born fighting for independence.

Unfortunately for Texans, their state leaders forgot this history and caved like the Buffalo Bills in a Super Bowl to threats from the Department of Justice.

You see, Texas State Rep. David Simpson sponsored a commonsense bill to prohibit officials from groping people's privates as a condition for them to travel or enter a public building.

But the bureaucrats working at the TSA and DOJ didn't like this restriction
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They threatened to create what amounts to a no-fly zone over Texas after the bill sailed unanimously through the Texas State House.

After a brief fight in the Senate, the bill was pulled without a vote because the necessary two thirds of Senators were not present to vote on the bill.

Everyday Americans like those in Texas Campaign for Liberty refused to let their state fold, however, and they have turned up the heat to such a high level that the bill is close to returning from the dead.

To ensure Texas takes its stand, these activists need nationwide backup.

It's time to take action in support of not just Texas, but all states that seek to safeguard Americans' Fourth Amendment rights from the rubber-gloved goons, whose touchy-feely tactics are supposedly protected by their government agent status.

The Texas Legislature was called into a special session recently, which grants them a unique opportunity to once again push this bill through and onto Gov. Rick Perry's desk.

What's the one obstacle in the way of breathing new life into this bill?

Governor Rick Perry.

Only the Governor can add issues to be considered during a special session of the Texas State Legislature.

Even though State Representative Simpson and State Senator Patrick have reintroduced their bills (HB 41 & SB 29), the Governor is the only one who can allow the legislature to restore each Texan's dignity.

Governor Perry has repeatedly taken to the national scene, including venues like CPAC 2011, to talk about "standing up to Washington" and defending states' rights.

Now it's time for him to show his hand.

When he has the ability to prove that all that tough talk was more than just heated rhetoric, will he stop at only words?

Please take a moment today to call Governor Perry at (512) 463-1782. Demand he back up his speeches and stand up for states' rights by bringing up HB 41 & SB 29 during the special session of the Texas state legislature.

Make sure he knows the whole nation is watching what happens in Texas. If he allows the feds to walk all over him and Texas with some empty threats and misinterpretation of the "supremacy clause," then the TSA will have won a major victory.

Virtually all leading Texas liberty supporters - including in the House, Senate, and the Lieutenant Governor - agree that Governor Perry should stand up to the feds, and so far he refuses to do so.

Something has got to give. If it's the states, then we're likely to be groped and scanned in airports without end. But if it's the Feds, then we'll finally be taking a step in the right direction by refusing to surrender our dignity and human rights in the name of so-called "security."

Tell Governor Perry that it's time to remind the Feds - "Don't mess with Texas!" There's no better issue to pick a fight over than the TSA's molestation of law-abiding citizens in our nations' airports.


In Liberty,


John Tate
President


P.S. Campaign for Liberty will continue to fight until the natural rights of Americans to travel unmolested are restored. Please chip in at least $10 so that C4L can turn up the heat on the statists in Washington, D.C. and around the country.