"We're talking about what would be a criminal act in any other place," Rep. David Simpson ® told Raw Story on Monday. "If you viewed someone naked without their permission or consent, or as a condition of travel, it would be sexual harassment or vouyerism. If you touched people's privates, that would be sexual assault.
"This is not a left or right issue," he added. "They are treating American citizens with great indignity, and we've got to make this right."
Though unlikely to pass -- even with a GOP supermajority in the Texas legislature -- Simpson's proposal has become a cause cÃ©lÃ¨bre for civil libertarians, many of whom adamantly oppose the TSA's screening procedures.
The bill would amend a Texas statute pertaining to "the offensive touching of persons," extending it to security personnel who conduct a search "without probable cause."
That's actually the exact wording used in the Constitution in the section outlining prohibitions on unreasonable search and seizure. The legal standard for a lawful search is probable cause: a requirement that law enforcement must meet before most judges will issue search warrants.
Read it all at rawstory.com
If people sit by complacently and allow this to happen, I guess they deserve a fascist police state.